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Today, it’s OK to cry in baseball

When I was a little girl, I had a sweater that had an ‘L’ sewn onto the chest – just like Laverne DeFazio had worn on her sweater in the ABC sitcom Laverne & Shirley. I wore it because, obviously, my name is Lisa, but also because two of my favorite actresses at the time were Penny Marshall, who played Laverne, and the legendary Lucille more.


To the pants: ‘Sisterhood’ celebrates 13th anniversary

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants was released June 1, 2005, but its message of friendship still means something to the generation who grew up with it. Based on Ann Brashares’ series of novels and co-written by Delia Ephron and Elizabeth Chandler, the film follows four best friends spending their first summer apart and exchanging a pair of jeans that keeps them more.


Singing in the Reign: A Tribute to Debbie Reynolds

The women that Debbie portrayed were strong, persistent and thought for themselves. Beautiful, bold and strong, Reynolds helped infuse tenacity into the silver screen in her multi-decade career.

She’s Royalty to Me: A Tribute to Carrie Fisher

Her eclectic talents, humorous demeanor and candor  made losing her all the harder. Our “beloved princess” may be gone, but she shall remain a force to reckoned with forever.

Recognize your favorite film? #SheDirectedThat

Since the first Academy Awards in 1929, only four women have been nominated for the best director Oscar. Tweet us @FF2_Media to let us know what your favorite female-directed movies are with the hash tag #SheDirectedThat.

Jane Austen’s 200th Yahrzeit

Honoring Jane Austen’s 200th Yahrzeit

By FF2 Media Editor-in-Chief Jan Lisa Huttner

Jane Austen died exactly 200 years ago today. Really!

So I can’t keep from kvelling while remarking on how “bashert” this is (“meant to be”) given that today, July 18, 2017, falls midway between this year’s readings of Parsha Pinchas and Parsha Mattot/Mas’ei (the final two readings in the Torah’s Book of Numbers).… read more.