Arts: Cinema Arts SWAN of the Day

Remembering Legendary Documentarian, Nancy Buirski

Today, on the first anniversary of her documentary Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy’s release, FF2 is proud to spotlight Nancy Buirski! An acclaimed director, producer, and writer, Nancy was not only a talented documentarian, but a pillar of the indie film community. Though sadly Nancy passed away last year, just after Desperate Soul’s release, we remember her today for her commitment to sharing powerful stories which may otherwise have gone untold.read more.

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Arts: Performing Arts Awards/Prizes

Women Make History at the 2024 Tony Awards

Sunday was the Tony Awards, and it was another exciting night for women! Shaina Taub, who wrote Suffs, had a particularly excellent night, but women took some other big categories that historically go to men. In fact, four women—Shaina Taub, Dede Ayite, Kara Young, and Nikiya Mathis—made history. Without further ado, here are the highlights of the 2024 Tony Awards!read more.

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Arts: Performing Arts Opinion/POV

Bebe Neuwirth Steals the Show in Revival of Cabaret

During the 2023-2024 Broadway season, Bebe Neuwirth was awarded a well-deserved Drama Desk Award for the role of Fräulein Schneider in the recent revival of Cabaret. On Sunday night, she was up for a Tony Award in the same category along with actresses Amber Iman (Lempicka), Nikki M. James (Suffs), Shoshana Bean (Hell’s Kitchen), Lindsay Mendez (Merrily We Roll Along), Leslie Kritzer (Spamalot), and Kecia Lewis-Evans (Hell’s Kitchen).… read more.

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Arts: Visual Arts Events/Exhibits/Festivals

Lily van der Stokker’s Radical Flowers & Relentless Good Cheer

Dutch artist Lily van der Stokker’s cartoon-aesthetic, pastel pleasantries are not at all what they seem. On the surface, they function to reify longstanding assertions that there is a feminine style of art as well as feminine subject matter (and a corresponding feminine audience). The cheerful orange, yellow, pink, and green daisies of her mural Thank You Darling (Dec.read more.

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Arts: Performing Arts SWAN of the Day

Multimodal Janelle Monáe Is Her Own Eccentric Revolution

Today, FF2 is proud to celebrate singer, rapper, songwriter, actor, activist, and fashion icon, Janelle Monáe. On this day last year, Janelle released their fourth studio album, The Age of Pleasure: a shot of overwhelming joy in an era so often tinged with melancholy. A Black, pansexual, non-binary artist herself, through the album, Janelle invites listeners to celebrate Blackness, queerness, sexuality, and life.read more.

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Arts: Performing Arts FF2 Reviews

Shaina Taub’s Suffs Takes “The March” to Broadway

This season at the Music Box Theatre audiences can witness the original musical Suffs on Broadway. After a sold out and extended run at The Public Theater (of which FF2 Media covered in 2022) this iteration moved to Broadway in the spring of 2024 to uproarious crowds. The following piece will delve into the season’s politically charged production and the parallel between the events of 110 years ago and today.read more.

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