Monthly Archives: March 2014

Films about Women List 3

Tonight is the closing ceremony of the 38th Annual Cleveland International Film Festival. I hope it was a resounding success and I cannot wait to return to the festival next year! Anyway, continuing my Films About Women list, here are … Continue reading

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Films About Women List 2

For the first time since 2008, I will not be attending the Cleveland International Film Festival this year. I’m out of town in Not Cleveland, and I’m sick with the flu. I’m staying at home sleeping. So, in honor of … Continue reading

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Henry Ossawa Tanner The Annunciation

This picture is at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, though it was painted in Paris in 1898.

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Digging by Seamus Heaney (a very belated St. Patrick’s Day poem)

My eighth grade teacher hailed from Ireland. I don’t mean his ancestors came over during the Potato Famine, I mean he was born in Blarney. Naturally, in addition to Walt Whitman, we were also introduced to the poetry of Seamus … Continue reading

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Women Kick Ass: Divergent and Teenage Girl’s Action Films

SPOILERS! In honor of the US Premiere of the film Divergent, I want to reflect on the phenomenon of teenage girls in an action movie. Ten years ago, when the Harry Potter phenomenon was at its apogee, a reviewer asked … Continue reading

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A March in the Ranks Hard-Prest, And the Road Unknown

I was fortunate enough to have a teacher in the 8th grade who revered Walt Whitman’s poetry. We did a unit on him, which was probably also a crossover unit as well. In the 8th grade, we studied American History … Continue reading

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Films about Women List 1

Here is my first list of films about women, as promised. 1 The Passion of Joan of Arc. This film, released in 1928, was almost lost entirely in a fire (appropriately enough.) Fortunately, years later, a copy of it was … Continue reading

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