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Marjane Satrapi

5 Powerful Lessons From 3 Incredible Women At The Chicago Humanities Festival

Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 11.17.2014 | Books
Joseph Erbentraut

The Chicago Humanities Festival sold an estimated 36,000 tickets to its packed lineup of 112 events this year. These were the takeaways from talks featuring the fearless trio of Anjelica Huston, Marjane Satrapi and Patti Smith.

Why These Teachers Are Assigning Banned Books

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 09.26.2014 | Books

While some parents want certain books removed from schools, teachers are remembering the important reasons to keep them in the classroom. This week...

Live From the Sundance Film Festival: Tuesday, Jan. 21

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.24.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I had my mind blown by a movie Tuesday, in the middle of another five-movie day at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. And it was blown in 3D.

This Is What a Feminist Looks Like: A Feminist Reader Reminds Us that Feminism Is Rooted in 2,500 Years of Philosophy and Activism

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 02.02.2014 | Women
Mary Pauline Lowry

The declaration "This is what a feminist looks like" has had a recent resurgence thanks to Kelly Martin Broderick, a woman who was photographed with a sign saying just that.

Who Decides What Kids Can Read In School?

Posted 03.22.2013 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Marjane Satrapi’s acclaimed graphic novel, Persepolis, is her mem...

CPS CEO Denies Reports Of District Giving 'Persepolis' The Boot

Posted 03.15.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Is Chicago Public Schools banning the popular graphic novel "Persepolis" from its schools' libraries and classrooms? Reports began...

Review: Chicken With Plums

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.14.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Chicken with Plums, opening Friday in limited release, is a fascinating puzzle: at once a mordant comedy, a tale of unrequited love and a story of heart-breaking artistry.

PEN World Voices: Kronos Quartet vs. A Trio of Scribes

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

Veering toward the political, recordings announcing the dropping of the atomic bomb, and the gap between words and music became more pronounced.

Weekend To-Do Guide: Marjane Satrapi, Astronomy Night, Picasso's Drawings

editorial.huffingtonpost.com | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 04.27.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON-- There's more than celebrity gawking this weekend in D.C.! Really! Friday brings an internationally reknowned author/graphic novelist t...

Persepolis Director Marjane Satrapi Goes Live Action

Ariston Anderson | Posted 04.11.2012 | Entertainment
Ariston Anderson

Chicken with Plums, due out in the U.S. later this year, was co-written and directed with Satrapi's frequent collaborator Vincent Paronnaud. Less explicitly political than Persepolis, Plums tells the story of a man who dies over a lost love.

Flannery O'Connor: You May Know Her Prose, But Have You Seen Her Cartoons?

guardian.co.uk | Posted 09.05.2011 | Books

Flannery O'Connor is best remembered for her potent fictions, and to a lesser extent for her unfortunate life (she eked out the last decade and a half...

"The Guardian" Picks Top 10 Childhood Memoirs

guardian.co.uk | Caradoc King | Posted 08.01.2011 | Books

Caradoc King heads the literary agency AP Watt and represents a wide range of literary, commercial and children's authors, among them Graham Swift, Ph...

The Persian Primer: How to Understand and Properly Make Fun of Iranian-Americans

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dr. Ali Binazir

Who's making fun of Iranians? Nobody. Except for Iranians themselves. Most likely, this shortcoming stems from a lack of familiarity with the endearing quirks of Iranian culture that would lend themselves to proper parody.