Robin Swicord directed The Jane Austen Book Club in 2007. She was a well-known screenwriter, responsible for adapting books like Little Women, Memoirs of a Geisha, and Matilda, who had been working in the industry for years. Though it seemed like her first directing gig was a long time coming, her second seemed to…
Master director David Lynch is not one for explaining himself. He doesn’t do things like director’s commentary on DVD/Blu-ray releases, and he never offers very much by way of interpretation of his frequently (and to fans, exhilaratingly) confounding body of work. In an age of over-sharing, it is refreshing that…
Diane Lane won the Sarasota Film Festival’s Award for Cinematic Excellence on Saturday for her work in Eleanor Coppola’s first feature film, Paris Can Wait. The movie premieres May 12, which gives Lane the perfect press tour opportunity to reflect on the need for women directors.
Janelle Monáe says she supports the idea of withholding sex as a form of protest for women’s rights.
Even as more people have become aware of the inanity of “post-baby body” articles that pop up after famous women give birth, that hasn’t stopped celebrity rags from indulging in this tradition. See: People’s story this month about Megan Fox posing in lingerie “post-baby.” Or last summer, when Chrissy Teigen’s …
House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who is known to be extremely interested in his job when it involves the words “Benghazi” or “Clinton,” was recently profiled by The Atlantic’s McKay Coppins and boy, did it sure not humanize him!
Even if you’re Thandie Newton, it’s hard to find work in the U.K. as a black actor. She specifically cites the abundance of period dramas that inherently shut out people of color.
During the International Women’s Day strike, Margaret Atwood was working hard to share her thoughts about feminism.
The so-called golden age of ass has made big butts desired and celebrated in ways we know they very much weren’t for black women growing up. A good friend of mine, Tracee Ellis Ross, touched on this childhood insecurity in a recent interview.
One crazy thing about me is that whenever I’m very stressed or very tired, I watch a few specific episodes in the West Wing, in which something very dramatic happens. The show is perfect in my time of need because the episodes feature both the excitement of an action movie, and also the sturdy comfort of lovable…
If there’s something women absolutely need right now, it’s an affordable sense of freedom and confidence.
In a candid interview, best supporting actress nominee Octavia Spencer gently corrects the notion that this year’s Oscar nominees are not a direct reaction to last year’s #OscarsSoWhite brouhaha because that’s not how movies work.
Moonlight’s Naomie Harris looks sublime in hot pink (a Céline dress) on the cover of New York’s spring fashion issue, where she talks about “regressive” anti-immigration sentiments and about this year’s black Academy Award nominees being mistakenly viewed as a response to the embarrassing all-white Oscars of 2016.
David Foster, award-winning composer/producer and Hollywood patriarch, never came off particularly well when he appeared on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which starred his now ex-wife Yolanda Hadid. He was portrayed on the show as sort of slimy and self-important; Yolanda fluttered around him, exerting a wild…
Thandie Newton has a beautiful way of explaining sex to her children. Sit down and learn something, kiddos.
Thanks, Obama. You ran the country for eight years and you’ve also added to my ever-growing reading list. Sorry, but unlike the President of the United States I’m too busy to read.