Arts: Performing Arts Features

“How Long?” Art & Life Run Parallel for the Cast Members of ‘Suffs’

Guest Post by Taylor Beckman

“How long must women wait for liberty?”

These words are the last words spoken by pioneering feminist Inez Mulholland before collapsing onstage in the new musical Suffs, which just ended its historic and widely-covered run at The Public Theatre (one of NYC’s most prestigious Off-Broadway venues) on May 29th.… read more.

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Arts: Performing Arts Features

Charly Bliss: Eva Hendricks and the Defense of Girlhood

FF2 Guest Post by Yoana Tosheva

There is something about being a teenage girl that can only be understood once you have experienced it and then lived to step outside of it. The intense, dramatic importance of a returned text, the self-conscious nervousness of being truly seen, the demanded loyalty, the heartache and love, the sometimes petty and sometimes deeply righteous anger, and how all of it feels immediate and inescapable are just a few elements associated with bearing this identity that are both universal and somehow stereotyped only on teen girls.… read more.

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Arts: Visual Arts Events/Exhibits/Festivals

“Faith Ringgold: American People” Next Stop? San Francisco!

You can’t necessarily change what’s going on, no, but I can say what I think about it. I’m free to do that. And I will.

As a Black woman living in the USA, learning about my history is something that has been heavily contested. The narrative that I have learned about my ancestors is often seen as whitewashed and trauma-filled, focusing on the handful of accomplishments we have made or the trauma we have endured (and the trauma we still going through) through the remnants of slavery.… read more.

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Arts: Literary Arts Opinion/POV

Celebrating AAPI Month with Books by 3 Asian American Women

Last December (2021), I had the opportunity to participate in an online class called “Contemporary Personal Narratives by Asian American Women: A Cultural Exploration” with Lori Rotskoff. I’d never taken a literature class outside of college before, but I was very excited to read books by Asian American women.read more.

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Arts: Cinema Arts Events/Exhibits/Festivals

Compelling Films by Women at 33rd Annual HRW Film Festival

New York’s 33rd annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival continues, with ten sets of screenings — often with post-screening Q&A sessions — spread across auditoria at Lincoln Center (on the Upper West Side) and IFC Center (in Greenwich Village).

But the good news is that if you don’t live in Manhattan — and even if you do — you can stream these invaluable films at your convenience on the Festival’s digital platform through Thursday night (May 26th) when the Festival closes.… read more.

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Arts: Performing Arts Opinion/POV

“Hello, Gorgeous.” Our Love Makes Beanie Feldstein Beautiful!

I went to see the new Broadway revival of Funny Girl on April 23, which put me at the last matinee performance on the final day of previews…

Then, after Funny Girl opened the next day and all the reviews started coming in, I asked myself: What show did these critics see?

When I went into the theater, I was already a big Beanie Feldstein fan.… read more.

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