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Athena Film Festival

Rosie O'Donnell Takes on Brian Williams at the Athena Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.10.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The irrepressible Rosie O'Donnell could not help herself. Coaxed to do stand up on the not funny subject of her heart attack by HBO's Sheila Nevins, the television star created a routine that is more than the heartfelt in its title.

Focus on Women Leaders: Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe and Athena Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.08.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Forest Whitaker takes her calls. Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe so epitomizes the strength of simplicity, the Oscar winning star of Last King of Scotland-- ...

Diablo Cody Thinks Lena Dunham Is 'Our New Woody Allen'

The Huffington Post | Lori Fradkin | Posted 06.01.2013 | Women

People cannot process the fact that a woman could be sexual and funny and brilliant and sensitive and flawed and beautiful and all of those things.

The Athena Film Festival or Who Gets to Be A Leader?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 03.25.2013 | Media
Soraya Chemaly

When you think of what a leader looks like, what comes to mind? A man, probably white. How about weak people, needing protection? Do images of women pop into your head unbidden? Our media continue to do a good job making sure that these images aren't changing much.

At Easter, Church Expels Women's Advocate, Keeps Pedophiles In The Fold

Angela Bonavoglia | Posted 06.21.2011 | Religion
Angela Bonavoglia

Mary's gift to the world is brutally dismissed and diminished by a Church that has declared the fight for her voice, her equality and her empowerment to be a most grave crime.

Archbishop Dolan Has 'No Comment' On NYC Visit Of Excommunicated Priest

Angela Bonavoglia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Angela Bonavoglia

Since Father Roy will be in Archbishop Timothy Dolan's own backyard, I thought a comment was in order.