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Two years ago, producer Amy Ziering and director Kirby Dick released an unflinching documentary that exposed a culture of sexual violence and rape in the US military and the institutional bureaucracy that was either designed or manipulated to ignore, mishandle, and ostracize those who challenged that culture.   Now, the filmmakers have turned to another “invisible war" — sexual violence and rape on the college campus and the institutional bureaucracy that is either designed or manipulated to ignore, mishandle, and ostracize those who challenge that culture. I wish...
  Spoiler alert: This Saturday Night Live skit rests on the crutch of a fat joke. And a race joke. And another fat joke. But beyond the crude and crass (and actually not funny) one-liners, Kate McKinnon and SNL guest star Jim Carrey’s Sia “Chandelier” dance-off is sort of redeeming. (Is it too late to steal their costume idea?)  In case you missed it, here is Lena Dunham's own "Chandelier" dance from Late Night with Seth Myers earlier in they year.  ...
I’ve always thought that once I get my hands on a time machine, one of my initial trips will be to 1979 to see if my mom would think I was cool enough to hang with her in Des Moines. “If I Had Known My Mother Back Then” is a more accessible experiment in the same vein. For her latest project, artist Danielle Delph edited herself into photos of her mother as a child and teenager. The result is touching and the pieces are seamless: it...
Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward — also known as folk pop duo She & Him — are teasing our fragile little twee hearts with today's release of their newest single, “Stay Awhile.” The 1964 Dusty Springfield cover is off of their upcoming album Classics, and is just as nostalgic and romantic as the rest of their collection.  The album, composed entirely of covered songs from 1930 to 1974, will be released Dec. 2.  Enjoy below, but take caution of your company when listening to this song. Due...
The 1960 issue of Look that ran the cover story "Should A Girl Be First In Space?" Last week, Kate Greene wrote about her experience taking part in a NASA-funded research project, the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation, also dubbed HI-SEAS. The project gave Greene and five other crew members an experience of what it would be like to live on the surface of Mars as astronauts. The crew was made up of Greene (a white female from Kansas), a Belgian man, a Canadian man, a Russian-American man,...
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