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WATCH: This Is The Period Anthem You Didn't Know You Needed

Posted 10.23.2013 | Women

Musical theater and periods might not seem like a logical pairing. But as Lena D proves with her epic anthem, "Period Piece," the two go together shoc...

Lincoln, Meet Django: Slavery's Latest Films Are Controversial, But Not Why You Think

Rodney Barnes | Posted 03.02.2013 | Black Voices
Rodney Barnes

The film is a well-acted, directed and a cinematic and aural feast, yet Tarantino's Django remains hotly debated among black intellectuals. And when it comes to why this is such a lightning rod, I have a theory.

Bride Flight Review

Michael Jones | Posted 09.04.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

This is an absurdly melodramatic, improbable, romantic, guilty pleasure of a movie, complete with corny music and more throbbing of propellers whirling on airplanes than any film since Casablanca.

What Women Publish: How Miss Pettigrew Came to Live Another Day

Chauncey Zalkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Chauncey Zalkin

Here are outtakes from my conversation with the smart and funny-as-hell woman who started and runs Persephone Books. Without her, Miss Pettigrew would literally not have lived to see another day.