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    Guest Post: Invisible Women Who Rock

    We are both filmmakers launching documentaries featuring different generations of women pursuing their artistic vision in the predominantly male bastion of rock and roll. And of course, the challenges of telling these invisible stories in the predominantly male bastion of film are much the same -- w...

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    Marin Alsop to be First Female Conductor for BBC's The Last Night of The Proms

    Until now, for 118 years, BBC Proms has never been led by a female conductor. American born, premiere conductor Marin Alsop will be the first woman to do so.

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    Hollywood Feminist of the Day: John Legend

    John Legend is completely swoon-worthy. He's an extremely talented and good looking musician. Oh and he's an outspoken feminist.

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    SXSW Interview with Sini Anderson, Tamra Davis and Kathleen Hanna of The Punk Singer

    I can't write about Sini Anderson's great documentary The Punk Singer without mentioning that Kathleen Hanna has been one of my life-long heroes. When I was sixteen a friend gave me my first Bikini Kill CD, I had never heard anything like it, and feminism wasn't something that was remotely on my rad...

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    Pussy Riot Band Members Speak Out on 60 Minutes

    60 Minutes did a segment on Pussy Riot, the now infamous feminist punk band from Russia who were sent to prison for their demonstration against Vladimir Putin. Two of the members are still serving time in labor camps and other members who were never identified have gone into hiding.

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    Watch This: Nina Simone Singing "To Be Free"

    Legacy Records, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is celebrating Nina Simone as their February 2013 Artist of the Month in honor of Black History Month and Simone's 80th birthday.  And a biopic starring Zoe Saldana as Simone is now being edited.

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    Call Me Maybe - Feminist Ryan Gosling Edition

    Who says feminists have no sense of humor? This is from the folks at the School of Social Work at Portland State U.

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    Feminist Pussy Riot Band on Trial in Russia

    Something horrific is going on in Moscow that needs a lot more attention.  Three women who are members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot were jailed several months ago for "hooliganism" and "inciding religious hatred" for staging an peaceful protest action at Moscow's...

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    Wish Me Away: Interview with Directors Bobbie Birleffi and Beverly Kopf

    This is a repost of the interview I did at the premiere of the film last summer at Newfest in NYC. The film opens in NYC today and is also available on demand. Info here.

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    Guest Post: One Woman's View of Composing In/Out of Hollywood

    Writing a blog for a website called Women & Hollywood presents an interesting opportunity for this film composer who dwells primarily in the world of independent documentaries.  While not really being part of Hollywood’s entertainment mainstream, I’ve had many of the same experi...

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