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Photos from Ross McDonnell, Courtesy of Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions Love & FriendshipWritten and directed by Whit StillmanOut May 13 Rating  Don’t expect to swoon over Love & Friendship. Writer/director Whit Stillman’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s unfinished novella Lady Susan is short on romance, long on social satire. The plot follows a beautiful young widow and scheming social climber, Lady Susan (Kate Beckinsale), who escapes London and its gossip to wreak subtle havoc someplace where nobody knows her: her in-laws’ country estate. While there, she manipulates...
 Summer’s coming and High Waisted is kicking off the long awaited season with the release of a brand new music video, Shithead, off of their debut album, On Ludlow. The colorful music video stars lead singer, Jessica Louise Dye, dancing like the sun will never stop shinin' at all her fave spots in New York City. Its free spirited nature matches the meaning behind Shithead; “a rejection of finding happiness and validation from others” and “...aims to inspire others to be silly, act wild, and...
  A few days ago, I caught an Uber to the University of Sydney. Hopping into the car, the driver politely smiled and asked, “Where to?” Without thought, I gave him the address of the engineering building, a highly accessible area on campus. He looked into the front mirror and boldly stated, “You’re an engineer!” I paused before correcting him. This was a completely foreign feeling to me. No one was ever proud, excited, interested, in my real degree. Not that I needed to be interesting...
  May is national Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month and the perfect time to shout out five Asian American and Pacific Islander women who are fearlessly standing up for reproductive health, rights and justice.We only have to look at a few recent examples to see how much work needs to be done to bust racial stereotypes about Asian American women and our reproductive health care. Take the recent House Judiciary hearing on a bill that would restrict access to abortion for women of color and perpetuates the racist...
At Columbia University, the students of the anti-rape activist group No Red Tape were growing frustrated. The school’s president, Lee C. Bollinger, is the highest paid president out of 497 colleges, making $4.6 million per year, and the school is planning to build a $7 billion new upper Manhattan campus area called Manhattanville. Locating the funding at a school with an endowment of $9.2 billion to extend the hours of the campus rape crisis center to include weeknights and weekends (when rape is more likely...