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Tim Burton, the king of spooky cool and curator of '90s kids’ favorite movies from childhood, is coming out with a new lady-centered movie, Big Eyes.  The film is a true story about Margaret Keane, an artist from the 1950s played by Amy Adams, who specialized in painting images of children with freakishly huge eyes. But her husband Walter, played by the charming Christoph Waltz, is not such a charming character. In fact, he’s kind of a jerk.  When Margaret’s paintings gain recognition, Walter takes credit for...
Given that The Skeleton Twins stars Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, and Luke Wilson, it’s easy to jump to the conclusion that the film must be a gut-busting comedy. But the first 10 minutes will prove you wrong — Wiig’s character Maggie is about to attempt suicide when she’s interrupted by a phone call from a Los Angeles hospital telling her that her twin brother Milo (Hader) has just survived his own suicide attempt. The siblings haven’t spoken in 10 years, but sensing they both need...
  Emma Watson recently became a UN Goodwill Ambassador and launched HeForShe, a solidarity campaign to bring men into the gender equality movement and to rid the negative connotations that come with the word feminism (Yes! Yes! Yes!). We know we all need our friends and family to understand if they don't already that being a feminist in no way, shape, or form means that you hate men or the color pink. In her speech on Sept. 20 at the UN headquarters in New York she addressed the different...
If you’re looking to breakup with someone you don’t really want to talk to ever again, or want to upset your parents, CHILDBIRTH is the band for you. The crass-as-fuck trio hits on themes traditionally abandoned by the punk community, such as menopause and sister wifehood, and they're performing in Seattle on Monday.  I saw CHILDBIRTH during their summer tour at the Third Space Art Collective in Davis, CA, in a venue small enough to see the waxy texture of their token hospital gowns. So I was...
An Indian university erupted in protest early this week, following the failure of administrators to appropriately respond to a student’s report that she was molested during a campus event on Aug. 28. According to reports, students at Jadavpur University, in Kolkata, West Bengal, are boycotting classes after police violently broke up a student blockade early Wednesday morning. Women protestors were “dragged by the hair and groped, and male students were kicked and punched,” according to The Times of India.  According to the same article, “for the last week, JU students...
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