Posts tagged "feminism"

Would everyone please stop kvetching about Hillary Clinton's "health problems"?

Would everyone please stop kvetching about Hillary Clinton's "health problems"?
Someone call Dr. Bombay, because I’m sick and tired of this being an issue! After a coughing spell last week, Rudy Giuliani and a small, but vocal, group of republicans, presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s health has been pushed to the forefront of commentary regarding the pending election. During a rally on September 5th, Clinton started... Read more »

Trump, Puccini, and Pavarotti: A battle cry in one act, in which the artistic community rallies against Donald Trump

Trump, Puccini, and Pavarotti: A battle cry in one act, in which the artistic community rallies against Donald Trump
Throughout history, Opera has been a reflection of the events occurring around it. Mozart’s The Magic Flute contained both the continued repression of women as well as the advancing ideals of The Enlightenment at the end of the 1700s. In the middle of the 1850s, Verdi’s La Traviata sang the joys of the potential future... Read more »

100th Blog Spectuacular! Fox News Sexual Harassment Scandal Episode III: Revenge of Megyn Kelly and the downfall of the Roger Ailes

100th Blog Spectuacular! Fox News Sexual Harassment Scandal Episode III: Revenge of Megyn Kelly and the downfall of the Roger Ailes
LADIES AND GENTLEMAN: You’ve tuned in this afternoon to hear the third installment of Fox News Theater, starring Gretchen Carlson, Roger Ailes, Hopalong Bill O’Reilly, and introducing that beautiful girl that Donald Trump loves to hate, Megyn Kelly! Sit back and watch the drama, smell the war paint, and hold onto your hats as the roller... Read more »
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Steven's Book Reviews: The Voyeur's Motel by Gay Talese (Grove Press, July 2016)

Steven's Book Reviews: The Voyeur's Motel by Gay Talese (Grove Press, July 2016)
When we hear the name of the town Aurora in Colorado, we immediately have images flashed into our consciousness of the 2012 shooting at the Cinemark Movie Theater. During a screening of The Dark Knight Rises, 24-year-old James Holmes entered the theater, set off tear gas, threw grenades into the audience, and randomly fired into... Read more »

"He tried to O'Reilly her Hannity!": Gretchen Carlson accuses Fox News' chairman Roger Ailes of sexual harassment

"He tried to O'Reilly her Hannity!": Gretchen Carlson accuses Fox News' chairman Roger Ailes of sexual harassment
“I think you and I should have had a sexual relationship a long time ago and then you’d be good and better and I’d be good and better.” My dear friends, these are not the words given to a high-powered executive in one of the tawdry romance novels by Jackie Collins or Jacqueline Susann. These... Read more »

The Hype Over Hamilton: The Musical and the fickleness of public opinion

The Hype Over Hamilton: The Musical and the fickleness of public opinion
Unless you’ve been living under a particularly resilient rock over the past months, you know that the hottest ticket in New York, as well as every city on the future tour, is Hamilton: The Musical. Like Cats and Wicked before it, the 2015 Tony-guzzling musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda (In The Heights) about Politician Alexander Hamilton has... Read more »
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Classic Actress Ruta Lee's Impassioned Views on Social Justice or "Ruta for President 2016!"

Classic Actress Ruta Lee's Impassioned Views on Social Justice or "Ruta for President 2016!"
Who would have thought that a 24-year-old would find his exact ideals embodied in an 80-year-old? As I was scrounging around the simultaneous treasure trove and garbage heap that is YouTube, I decided to search a woman who I have adored since I was five and saw Scooby-Doo and The Ghoul School, in which Ms.... Read more »

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer": Harriet Tubman to Replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 Bill

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer": Harriet Tubman to Replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 Bill
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” Those words, for countless years, have inspired everyone from black kids yearning for equality and artists creating beautiful masterpieces. Everyone, from the lowest of the low... Read more »

Mavis Staples for President 2016: The Anti-Trump!

Mavis Staples for President 2016: The Anti-Trump!
“I think it’s time for the whole nation to start listening to something that means something…this is everybody’s land, this is not just my land, this is our land. This land belongs to everybody; if they would think like that, we’d have a better United States. You know it’s really rough what the colored entertainers... Read more »
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