BY Jackie Leahy
on Aug 18, 2014
Ballerina Misty Copeland has lived a remarkable life. In her memoir, Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina, she describes how she began ballet at age 13, attended summer programs at the San Francisco Ballet, and battled racism and body-image insecurities to join the American Ballet Theater Studio Company and become the company's first African American soloist in the past 30 years. Not too shabby at all.
If you don't know Copeland yet, though, you will soon. Read More
BY Jackie Leahy
on Aug 15, 2014
In this article on Mic, Derrick Clifton breaks down 4 ways that Robin Williams challenged perspectives on gender conformity and women’s rights.
In films like Mrs. Doubtfire and The Birdcage, Robin Williams never acted like the joke of his performance was his feminine dress or mannerisms. He mocked his circumstances, not people. The dresses, the heels, and the makeup of Mrs. Doubtfire all played necessary roles in the wonderful, absurd process of making things work when the world is working against you. Read More
BY Sonia Edwards
on Aug 08, 2014
I’m totally down to watch an old movie when the mood strikes (and believe me, it strikes often). I am not a fan, however, of sequels, three-quels, or reboots (especially when it’s barely been ten years since the original—I’m looking at you, Fantastic Four). But this rumored reboot actually seems like an awesome idea.
Earlier this week, Variety reported that director Paul Feig might be in talks to direct a Ghostbusters reboot, with one huge difference: an all-female ghost-busting team! Huzzah! If anyone can pull this off successfully, it’s Feig. Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on Aug 07, 2014
Carrie Brownstein, Portlandia comedy queen and feminist rock-star extraordinaire from the band Sleater-Kinney, is embarking on a new project that will take her headlong into the wonderful world of Austen fandom. Brownstein will complete the screenplay of Lost in Austen, begun by three-time Oscar nominated writer (When Harry Met Sally) and director (Sleepless in Seattle, Julie and Julia) Nora Ephron, but cut short by her passing in 2012. Though this will be her debut as writer for a feature film, I’m 100% positive that Carrie Brownstein can do anything. Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Aug 01, 2014
Press circuits are a busy requirement of promoting a new movie - and as fans, we get that. And we kind of love it. I mean who doesn’t love seeing one of their favorite stars hilariously banter with some charismatic late night personality? For all of the world to see. Which may or may not have been scripted.
AOL’s BUILD Speaker Series is the cool older cousin of the hyper press circuit family. Read More