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Emmy Awards: Ayo Edebiri, Ali Wong, and More Wins for Women!

Monday, January 15 marked  the 75th Emmy Awards. Due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes in 2023, the award show was delayed by four months. It covered television from June 1, 2022-May 31, 2023. Despite the vast scope that the Emmys were covering this year, there was a noticeable lack of women in categories not specifically set for women, both in nominations and in wins.read more.

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Stretching Time with Rozi Plain’s Album ‘Prize’

There’s a kind of waking-dream quality to Rozi Plain’s Prize. Or perhaps, it’s a dreaming wakefulness.

It is the album cover draws me in first – Rozi, backdropped by lake water, her hat flying in mid-air. We don’t see the ground that she stands on, just the lake, her arms outstretched before her, though also mostly out of frame, making the gesture incomplete.… read more.

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‘Export Quality’ Dives Into Filipino Culture and Identity on Stage

The women-led and women-centric play, Export Quality, recently had its run as part of the programming at HERE – a theater that produces multidisciplinary theater performances in the heart of New York City’s Soho district. The play reveals strong warnings on the dangers of the international mail-order bride industry, whilst infusing its characters and their backstories with Filipino culture.read more.

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The Ongoing Importance of Amy Adams’ Portrayal of Margaret Keane

On this day in 2015, Amy Adams won the Golden Globe for her portrayal of Margaret Keane in Big Eyes. This win was two-fold: it earned Amy much-deserved recognition for brilliantly telling Margaret’s story, and it brought Margaret’s story some much-deserved recognition in itself. 

Big Eyes is a biographical drama film which tells the story of American artist Margaret Keane, renowned for her distinctive paintings of subjects with large, expressive eyes.read more.

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MacArthur Fellow Courtney Bryan’s Musical Resilience

Composer Courtney Bryan could be considered a musical architect, highly gifted in crafting intricate, introspective, and oftentimes politically charged compositions that immerse you into her sonically compelling world.

The New Orleans native is one of this year’s MacArthur fellows. The MacArthur Fellows Program awards exceptionally talented individuals to continue their creative, intellectual, or professional endeavors that contribute to the benefit of human society.read more.

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Marilyn Bergman/Barbra Streisand: Melding Hearts, Minds & Voices

Today, January 8, 2022 – on the second anniversary of her death at age 93 – we remember songwriter Marilyn Bergman.

Marilyn (almost always in collaboration with her husband Alan) is responsible for some of the greatest song lyrics in film history. Throughout their long career, Alan & Marilyn also collaborated with powerhouse composers such as Marvin Hamlisch and Michel Legrand, and, most significantly, with songstress Barbra Streisand.read more.

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