"Women of Letters" is fucking hilarious. Laughing, crying, peeing yourself hilarious. When it’s not being hilarious, it’s moving you in ways you didn’t think were possible outside the shit romantic comedies that you totally don’t watch and definitely don’t cry at.
A monthly event in NYC (and also in Australia, where it originated), "Women of Letters" presents a group of female writers, actresses, prominent intellectuals, and all around badass ladies, who read letters they have written to that month’s topic. Read More
BY Audrey Cerchiara
on Nov 18, 2014
Vampires don’t die easily.
Especially vamps that grossed $3.3 billion worldwide.
The Twilight saga continues now that Lionsgate is sponsoring “The Storytellers -- New Voices of the Twilight Saga,” a Facebook-based competition to find and fund five Twi-verse short films written and directed by women.
Fans are currently voting to decide which characters the films will ultimately develop. Read More
BY Gwen Berumen
on Jul 01, 2014
Early last week, I had the pleasure of speaking with Brooklyn-based indie filmmakers Rémy Bennett and Émilie Richard-Froozan, the BFF directors behind the upcoming film Buttercup Bill.
The film can best be described as a dream sequence, a vibrant story of two childhood friends, Patrick and Pernilla, more akin to siblings separated at birth, who reunite after a tragedy. “The genre is doomed love,” Rémy told me, “like people who have this electricity and chemistry but it just doesn’t work out. Read More
BY Hannah Baxter
on Jun 24, 2014
In the past year, Buzzfeed, that pinnacle of workplace distractions, has become something of a crystal ball for those searching for a deeper understanding of his or her inner psyche. I swear sometimes it's like a tiny internet paw is reaching through my computer screen and telling me, "It's okay if your sense of direction is akin to a drunken toddler. Everything is going to be okay once I tell you whether or not you win at eating." Well, that is a bad example because, duh, I freaking RULE at eating. My ability to smash a sushi boat cannot be rivaled. Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on Jun 01, 2014
Kate Beaton is a Canadian comics artist and the creator of “Hark! A Vagrant,” a hilarious history inspired comic strip. Some of her feminism-based comic strips include “Strong Female Characters 1 and 2,” which stars Georgia O’Queefe, Susan B. Assthony, and Queen Elizatits, 3 empowered superheroes who are “Fighter Pilots. Feminists. Friends.” (As well as proud members of the Mile High Club!) Together, the 3 battle stereotypes, eat cookies, and argue for the appropriateness of their superhero outfits. Read More
BY Abigail Nutter
on Mar 21, 2014
I am the youngest of eight granddaughters (no grandsons) on my mother’s side of the family. Each of us eight women is extraordinary, and we each have different passions, dreams, goals, ideals, and a highly unique perspective on life.
Yet I was surprised on Facebook a few nights ago when I saw the name of one of the Eight, Sarah O'Holla, (#3) on Slate.com, connected to a response piece called, “My Husband’s ‘Stupid’ Record Collection. Is That Sexist, Funny, or Both?” My jaw hit the floor. Read More
BY Brittany Allen
on Feb 27, 2014
For all my pen-pushers out there: N+1 Magazine and Faber and Faber have recently teamed up to bring you a stellar new resource, particularly for those in early-career crisis mode: MFA vs. NYC. This essay collection spiritedly debates the merits of studying creative writing at a university-level versus essentially creating one's own discipline (/opportunities), here in the city. Read More
BY shannon carlin
on Sep 09, 2011
Television has always been a place for creative women. This fall alone there is a slew of new female-centric shows from the adorkable comedy The New Girl starring Zooey Deschanel to the Maria Bello ass-kicking cop drama based on the original BBC series Prime Suspect to the controversial The Playboy Club, which isn’t making Gloria Steinem very happy. Read More