1. When Harry Met Sally … is, it must be said, insular and largely oblivious about its insularity. It would be cheap to admonish its makers with contemporary college-seminar hindsight about “privilege,” but the young and impressionable should be warned: Everybody has big apartments, they drink white wine from crystal glasses and play Pictionary in well-appointed living rooms, and they shop at Saks and Bergdorf. White-on-white, sophisticated Manhattan is, in this film, the only part of New York City that exists.
    When ‘Harry’ Met ‘Annie’ «

    Loving this essay on When Harry Met Sally…
  2. taekwonjew replied to your link “Best Feminist Films: An Essential List – Flavorwire”

    Shameful, I’ve only seen 6!

    I’ve seen 11 out of the 50.

  3. Best Feminist Films: An Essential List – Flavorwire

    I think this list needs some Deepa Mehta (either Water or Fire), but still, there are many films on here I need to check out.

    taekwonjew and I talked about it yesterday morning and we’re going to start with Alien (which I haven’t seen before since it’s scary).

  4. Too much cuteness

    Too much cuteness

  5. masembe:

    Shirin (2008) - Abbas Kiarostami

    It took me a long time on this earth to understand that the joys of life are like the caress of a feather on the palm of your hand. Pleasurable at first, but a real torment if it endures.

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  6. nypl:

We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Emmy and Tony Award winning actress Elaine Stritch, whose acerbic personality and memorable stage and screen performances have captured hearts for decades. This 1954 promotional photo from our Billy Rose Theatre Division features Stritch as Peggy Porterfield in a revival of “On Your Toes,” and captures her personalty perfectly. Learn more about the American Theater Hall of Famer by checking out materials from your local NYPL branch.  

    nypl:

    We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Emmy and Tony Award winning actress Elaine Stritch, whose acerbic personality and memorable stage and screen performances have captured hearts for decades. This 1954 promotional photo from our Billy Rose Theatre Division features Stritch as Peggy Porterfield in a revival of “On Your Toes,” and captures her personalty perfectly. Learn more about the American Theater Hall of Famer by checking out materials from your local NYPL branch.  

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  7. imwithkanye:

Elaine Stritch, Tart-Tongued Broadway Actress and Singer, Is Dead at 89 | NYT
Plainspoken, egalitarian, impatient with fools and foolishness, and admittedly fond of cigarettes, alcohol and late nights — she finally gave up smoking and drinking in her 60s — though she took it up again — Ms. Stritch might be the only actor to work as a bartender after starring on Broadway, and she was completely unabashed about her good-time-girl attitude.
“I’m not a bit opposed to your mentioning in this article that Frieda Fun here has had a reputation in the theater, for the past five or six years, for drinking,” she said to a reporter for The New York Times in 1968. “I drink and I love to drink, and it’s part of my life.”
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    imwithkanye:

    Elaine Stritch, Tart-Tongued Broadway Actress and Singer, Is Dead at 89 | NYT

    Plainspoken, egalitarian, impatient with fools and foolishness, and admittedly fond of cigarettes, alcohol and late nights — she finally gave up smoking and drinking in her 60s — though she took it up again — Ms. Stritch might be the only actor to work as a bartender after starring on Broadway, and she was completely unabashed about her good-time-girl attitude.

    “I’m not a bit opposed to your mentioning in this article that Frieda Fun here has had a reputation in the theater, for the past five or six years, for drinking,” she said to a reporter for The New York Times in 1968. “I drink and I love to drink, and it’s part of my life.”

    [more]

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  8. vintageanchorbooks:

“One Half of the World does not know how the other Half lives,” Franklin once wrote. His sister is his other Half.” ― Jill Lepore, Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians—a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister, Jane, whose obscurity and poverty were matched only by her brother’s fame and wealth but who, like him, was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator.Making use of an astonishing cache of little-studied material, including documents, objects, and portraits only just discovered, Jill Lepore brings Jane Franklin to life in a way that illuminates not only this one extraordinary woman but an entire world. 

One of my favorite reads of 2014 so far!

    vintageanchorbooks:

    “One Half of the World does not know how the other Half lives,” Franklin once wrote. His sister is his other Half.” 
    ― Jill LeporeBook of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin

    From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians—a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister, Jane, whose obscurity and poverty were matched only by her brother’s fame and wealth but who, like him, was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator.

    Making use of an astonishing cache of little-studied material, including documents, objects, and portraits only just discovered, Jill Lepore brings Jane Franklin to life in a way that illuminates not only this one extraordinary woman but an entire world. 

    One of my favorite reads of 2014 so far!

    Reblogged from: vintageanchorbooks
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  10. These songs, which presume to assure women that they are attractive (and, by extension, worthwhile), assume that the singer’s relationship to our bodies overrules our relationship with them. All of our primping — our “fixing makeup, just so” — has a pointed objective, namely to be found attractive by men. And allegedly, what a relief to find out we don’t need to be doing any of it at all!
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