Supporting Saberi

BY Web Intern in General

If you've been following the news, you probably know by now that American journalist Roxana Saberi has been convicted of spying in Iran and sentenced to eight years in prison. Saberi's attorney told the Associated Press there will be an appeal. Saberi, 31, who has dual citizenship in the United States and Iran and has freelanced for NPR, FOX, and the BBC, was first arrested in January (after being detained for buying a bottle of wine), and accused of working without press credentials. The charges were upped to espionage in April. Read More
Former president of the National Woman's Party Elizabeth Chittick passed away last week. She was 100 years old. Chittick was a revolutionary of many firsts for women: civilian administrator of the U.S. Naval Air Station in Seattle, Washington and Banana River, Florida, registered representative of the New York Stock Exchange, and revenue collections officer with the Internal Revenue Service. Chittick also became the first woman invited to speak at the House of Representatives in Oklahoma. She was an advocate for the Equal Rights Amendment and served as president of the NWP from 1975-1989. Read More
Annabel Alpers - New Zealand's one-woman-and-her-computer act Bachelorette - is about to release her third record, My Electric Family. The album nicely lives up to the description that Alpers gives for herself on Bachelorette's MySpace page - it is indeed like she ''took too many mushrooms and fell in love with a computer.'' The opening guitars of the first track, ''Instructions for Insomniacs'' have a repetitive, almost hypnotic sound to them. Read More

Hush

BY Jacquelyn Lewis in Music

Well crafted and dreamy, Hush stands out and avoids cliché. Read More

All Aboard Future

BY Jacquelyn Lewis in Music

These Are Powers is impossibly hip and impossible to categorize. Read More

Hold Time

BY Jacquelyn Lewis in Music

The "Him" of She & Him returns to his solo roots with a stunning album. Read More

Dance Mother

BY Jacquelyn Lewis in Music

Dance Mother is an avant-garde/hip-hop hybrid. Read More

Mirror Eye

BY Jacquelyn Lewis in Music

Distorted and groovy, Mirror Eye brings psychedelic up to date. Read More
Internationally acclaimed Women Make Movies filmmaker Kim Longinotto, is being honored with a 2 week exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. Here's a lady getting some well-deserved recognition for her 'compelling human portraits... and compassionate treatment of difficult topics', through fearless cinema verite style from the perspective of society's unheard voices. Read More
Sweet, but not too sweet. Read More