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Longing for My Return to the Circus Tent

A hush falls over the entire audience. All 200 eyes are staring up at the ceiling as the performer prepares to do a big fall. Or there’s scattered sharp intakes of breath when the aerialist does something seemingly impossible, like catching the bar with their toes. It’s the beauty and glory of the circus. Circus […]

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Virtual Art Vs. Live Art: What Art Enthusiasts Will Enjoy After Lockdown

Since spring of 2020, the pandemic has shut off some of the most loved places for art enthusiasts, hobbyists, and collectors. The artists themselves have lost out on opportunities to showcase their training, their talents, and ultimately the chance to progress their careers. For the audience, we’ve had to omit any in-person experiences from our calendars, which are probably filled with events that have been crossed out with notes of postponement again and again.

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‘Fried Green Tomatoes’ at 30: 20th Century Crowd-Pleaser Still Worth the Watch

As part of our 30th anniversary tribute to the film classic, Fried Green Tomatoes, Dayna Hagewood describes change over time from the 1920s to the 1990s. Conclusion? Despite some essential albeit cringe-worthy plot elements, Fried Green Tomatoes is definitely worth the watch in 2021. Written by Fannie Flagg and Carol Sobieski (and directed by Jon […]

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Films by International Women Filmmakers Should Be on Your “To Watch” List & This Is Why

At a time when the freedom to travel is less encouraged and we are spending more and more of our days at home, the stories we see on the screen remain a rare window into how other people live.

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The Filmed ‘Emilia’ Shares A Fiery Feminist Play from the West End

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the filmed version of the British play Emilia is available to watch online. While it’s clear it was filmed for archival purposes and not for public viewing, it’s worth watching.  Women in any era can relate to this energetic and fiery depiction of the life of one of England’s […]

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Meet Germaine and Their Quebecois (Canada) Feminist Folk Music Project

The women of Germaine are bringing a feminist perspective to the world of Quebecois (Canada) folk music. I had a chance to speak with two of the founding members Mélina Mauger-Lavigne and Florence Mailhot-Léonard after their mid-February performance for the virtual University of Chicago Folk Festival. (Note: Quebec is a French-speaking province located in eastern […]

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