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Period Films Directed by Women Reigned in 2020

Like all things 2020, last year was a very unusual one for film. The pandemic closed most movie theatres, shut down filming, and caused many films’ release dates to be rescheduled. However, there were a sizable number of period dramas released either before quarantine began or digitally. Many of these period-piece films were directed by […]

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Melanie Grant’s ‘Coveted’ Puts Jewelry – As an Applied Art – into Conversation with Culture, the Self, and Storytelling in Media

Apart from jewelers themselves, nobody is quite as familiar with jewelry, its uses, symbolism, and history as journalist and writer Melanie Grant. In her book, Coveted: Art and Innovation in High Jewelry (2020), she offers a comprehensive look at jewelry as an art. Her commentary, along with that of successful jewelers, fosters an appreciation for the craft and sparks a conversation on its role in society. Throughout her musings, Grant explores jewelry’s commercialist undercurrent, which quietly undermines its artistic integrity by discouraging freedom and innovation.

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Students of Interdisciplinary Artist Suzanne Lacy Celebrate ‘Witnesses to the World’

How do we capture the experience of looking at each other through webcams? How can we characterize that looking? And what meaning do we find in it?

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‘Testament’ is a Beautiful Example of How Dance Can Adapt

With theaters closed, dance companies have had to find ways to adapt if they wish to continue creating in this strange time. The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is celebrating their fiftieth anniversary of Revelations with a virtual season. Ailey was an African-American director and choreographer who founded the AAADT in 1958 as a place […]

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How to ‘Get to The Nutcracker’ This Year

Try getting a closer look into the show with dancer Serene Meshel-Dillman. Her documentary Getting to The Nutcracker is a warm portrayal of young dancers’ training process.

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2020 Gotham Awards: All Five Best Picture Nominations Directed by Women!

The Gotham Awards, hosted by the Independent Film Project (IFP), is on its 30th year now. This year, its nomination list is a win for women. All five nominees for best pictures have female directors: The Assistant by Kitty Green First Cow by Kelly Reichardt Never Rarely Sometimes Always by Eliza Hittman Nomadland by Chloé Zhao Relic by […]

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