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‘Broad Strokes’ Beautifully Illuminates Often Overlooked Women Artists

Art historian Bridget Quinn is an engaging writer with a knack for choosing the telling anecdote. The result is a fun book full of beautiful art.

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Tamil Film ‘Mannan’ Presses the Limits of Using Violence on a Female Nemesis

Not only does Mannan inflict pre-meditated physical violence on a female superior at a workplace, it equates that retaliation to ‘manhood’ and brings in the angle of honour, for good measure.

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Less Dogma, More Dissent: Paglia on ‘Sex, Gender, Feminism’

Contrary to what her critics might have one believe, Paglia demands more, not less, of contemporary feminism.

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It’s Not Easy to Love Netflix’s ‘Love’

A hip, East L.A. backdrop, an indie soundtrack, fashionable faces -- yet Love is shockingly archaic in its depictions of heterosexual relationships.

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‘Before I Fall’ Can’t Break Free From Its Built-in YA Shackles

Before I Fall is more cinematically interesting than its contemporaries and boasts a solid lead performance from Zoey Deutch, but it's bogged down by teen-drama clichés.

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Feminism Pauses and Laughs: Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron's interviews are full of timeless and hilarious truths.

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Hardline Feminism and Unfettered Capitalism in the Action-Masala, ‘Mannan’

How does a beautiful young corporate bigwig control a rambunctiously charismatic Alpha-male trade unionist?

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‘20th Century Women’ Holds Particular Relevance for 21st Century Women

As much as it considers the past, 20th Century Women's profound confidence in women's strength and ingenuity proposes a way to look forward.

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A Year in the Hype: Can ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’ Live Up to Expectations?

Where they lead, we will follow… but what'll we find when we get there?

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Barbara Yelin’s ‘Irmina’ Makes Clear: There’s a High Cost to Ignoring One’s Political Climate

The provocative and visually stunning Irmina explores Nazi-era questions of culpability that resonate eerily with today's world.

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‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ Is All Style, No Sense

Tim Burton misses again, though his bizarre take on the superteam gimmick has its charms.

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At Last, a Sober and Punk Rendering of Bruce Springsteen’s Life and Work

Boss is a solid book because the firm, understated power of Gillian Gaar’s gutter feminist voice cuts through all that glitters around Springsteen.

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“No One Ever Calls Anyone an All-Guy Band”: Heliotropic Feminism With Jessica Numsuwankijkul

For her second full-length as Heliotropes, Numsuwankijkul assembled a new crew of musicians who all happen to be male. The uproar was instantaneous -- and deafening.

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Past and Present, Space and Time: The Script for ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’

Though pasts and futures are undone and redone, by the end we are left where we began.

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The ‘Chainmail Bikini’ Success Story: Challenging Sexism in Gaming and Comics

A growing array of writers are challenging previously dominant tropes of misogyny, sexuality, and whiteness; 40 of them can be found here.

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A Smart But Brief Look at the Undervalued Half of the World’s Population

Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner? is a sharply written book on economics for people who aren't economists.

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The Geek Feminist Revolution Is Not Only Changing Genres of Fiction, but Society Itself

Whether new worlds are created with the stroke of a keypad or the waving of a placard, both reflect the human capacity for growth, for reinvention, for hope.

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Feminist Classic ‘Antonia’s Line’ Is Still Rewarding, Still Relevant

Given the wider "war on women", and an intensified "rape culture", Antonia's Line, now on Blu-ray, is as relevant as ever.

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Fellini Doesn’t Want to Leave the ‘City of Women’

The master incorporates every auto-critique in his exuberantly maestro-batory self-analysis.

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Independent Film Festival Boston 2016: ‘Under the Shadow’

Set in war-torn Iran, Under the Shadow executes satisfying scares against the backdrop of an intelligent social drama.

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