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Emma Cooper’s ‘The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Lost Tapes’

Today — Wednesday April 27th — Netflix is releasing its highly-publicized new documentary, The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Lost Tapes, directed by Emma Cooper.

The film – focused on the final years of Marilyn’s life – consists of previously unheard tapes of people who knew Marilyn Monroe. These tapes  were recorded by journalist Anthony (Tony) Summers over four decades.… read more.

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Yan Ge Reflects on “Othering” in ‘Strange Beasts of China’

Yan Ge’s fictional book Strange Beasts of China is making waves. The English translation by Jeremy Tiang came out last year, and the book was heralded as one of the New York Times Editors’ Choice and a Notable Book of 2021 and Washington Post’s Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror of 2021.

Strange Beasts of China is comprised of a series of interconnected stories about different “beasts” that the narrator encounters and researches in the fictional Chinese city of Yong’an.… read more.

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Anne Boleyn: Susan Bordo Assesses Fact Versus Fiction

In 1536, when King Henry VIII of England gave the order to execute his wife, Queen Anne Boleyn, he sought to erase her not only from memory, but from history. Nevertheless, today – almost 500 years later – she continues to be one of the most famous women in European history.

Centuries after her death, the image of Anne Boleyn continues to stand the test of time, though not without some discrepancy on what that image actually looks like.… read more.

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How Kellie Miller is Working Towards an Inclusive Art Industry

Historically, the art sector is seen as a white middle-class industry — often heavily male-dominated — leaving many marginalized artists to feel they are not welcome in the art community. Kellie Miller is one artist who is hoping to change how we engage with art through not only her work as an artist but through her work as a gallery owner, highlighting how engaging with art shouldn’t be a privilege but a right.read more.

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Cartoonist Caitlin Cass Brings “Women’s Work” to Comics

Many people, when they see a single-paneled cartoon with a one-line caption underneath, automatically think of the cartoons in The New Yorker magazine with their pungent critiques of daily life. But how does a cartoonist actually get her work into this famous publication?

After chortling over a cartoon I saw in the 10/4/21 issue of The New Yorker (see below for the link to “It’s all significantly less impressive once you realize…”), I reached out to artist Caitlin Cass to request an interview.… read more.

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Jennifer Sperry Steinorth on Erasing to Find the Hidden New

Poet Jennifer Sperry Steinorth speaks on the poetic form of "erasure."
Poet Jennifer Sperry Steinorth speaks on the poetic form of "erasure."
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