Arts: Visual Arts SWAN of the Day

Spandita Malik Stitches Together Community

This photo of Spandita Malik’s work was taken by Debra Thimmesch of FF2 Media while visiting the Kemper Museum.

Visual artist Spandita Malik is known for her signature combination of photography, printing, and embroidery. Spandita’s work represents not only her own talent, but the talents of countless women. Today, on the first anniversary of the opening of her exhibit Jāḷī—Meshes of Resistance, FF2 celebrates Spandita and her work.read more.

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Arts: Cinema Arts Events/Exhibits/Festivals

Façades and Filmmaking in ‘Family Portrait’ from Lucy Kerr

Deragh Campbell as Katy in Family Portrait, directed by Lucy Kerr.

It is hard to believe the first ten minutes of the drama film Family Portrait are choreographed. A seemingly endless litany of characters flit on and offscreen as they parade to the lake in casual chaos – running around, hanging back for a partner, or picking up the dog. Katy, our anchor amid the confusion, pushes everyone forward as the ominous sound of a train builds in the background.read more.

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Arts: Cinema Arts SWAN of the Day

Michelle Buteau and Ilana Glazer’s Dynamic Partnership in ‘Babes’

A fantastic new film, Babes, recently hit theaters. In this film, Eden (Ilana Glazer) is a young woman who finds herself unexpectedly pregnant. She looks to her best friend (Michelle Buteau) to guide her through the ins and outs of motherhood. Pamela Adlon directed and Ilana Glazer herself wrote this film, destined to be not only hilarious but heartwarming.read more.

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Arts: Cinema Arts SWAN of the Day

Pamela Adlon’s Genius: From Voice Acting to Mom Representation

Babes, a heartwarming comedy about two best friends navigating motherhood together, just hit theaters. To celebrate Babes’ arrival, we are taking a look back at the wonderful career of its director, Pamela Adlon. 

Pamela Adlon’s acting credits

What Pamela became known for, however, were her roles as  a voice actor.read more.

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Arts: Visual Arts Events/Exhibits/Festivals

Yuki Kimura Explores Space and Time in Latest Exhibit

For Japanese artist Yuki Kimura, artistic production, installation, and display are merely steps or stages of a more comprehensive exploration of some of the so-called “big questions.” Above all else, she is a conceptual artist who employs a range of media and materials to parse the questions, if not provide the answers.read more.

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Arts: Performing Arts FF2 Reviews

Celebrating Black Music Month with Beyoncé’s Cowboy Carter

With June being Black Music Month, it is critical that we remember and acknowledge the Black innovators who have pioneered some of the most lucrative and inspirational music genres in our lifetime. As usual, Beyoncé has reached new heights in her artistry thanks to her recent album, Cowboy Carter. Grab your cowboy hats, boots, and denim jeans, because we’re headed to the rodeo!read more.

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