A week ago, CNN aired “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary aimed at exposing the prevalence of rape in all too many college campuses. One of the many stories “The Hunting Ground” profiled was that of Erica Kinsman, a Florida State student who accused Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston of raping her. In the film, Klinsman accuses Florida State and the Tallahassee […]
Here’s a list of shows on major television channels that you should follow! These are some of the coolest shows on major television channels that feature female characters of different time periods, ethnicities, occupations, and genres. One can relate to female characters easily when women who are making their own decisions; striving and struggling like real human beings. They not only […]
Provocative story The San Francisco Opera’s 92nd season began with the production of Bellini’s “Norma,” a provocative story about a Druid priestess who betrays vows of celibacy and bears two children with her secret lover. The one she has made untold sacrifices for betrays her for a younger virgin priestess (hmmm…this story sounds strangely familiar). We follow Norma through […]
NPR correspondent Amy Scott is making a film about a school in urban Cincinnati that seeks not only to provide a higher quality education for its students, but to revitalize their community. Take a look a the film’s Kickstarter video!
This sketch from The Daily Show is simultaneously hilarious and disturbing. Building on the recent scandal at James Madison University, Jessica Williams and Jordan Klepper give campus safety tips to young men and women attending college and the differences couldn’t be more stark. Jordan: And here’s the big one guys: Don’t pass out on the couch. Someone might draw a […]
This is just amazing. Especially if you grew up in the ’80s. Delta Airlines was apparently looking for ways to get people to watch those boring safety videos, so they made an entertaining one. Keep an eye out for Alf, Teddy Ruxpin and Rubik’s Cube. Not to mention big hair, mullets and the crappy MIDI soundtrack.
A benefit hosted by Ron Conway, Joe Montana and Snoop Lion (Dogg) on May 29 in San Francisco brought together much needed focus on gun violence prevention. The after-work event brought together an incredibly diverse and eclectic group of supporters of the anti-gun violence movement from Gabby Giffords to Snoop Lion. All agreed on the need for a comprehensive plan to address gun violence […]
By Jackie Brubaker Jackie is in Cannes this week and will be sending us regular reports. In ‘Amour Fou,’ Austrian director Jessica Hausner tackles the last days of German Romantic writer Heinrich Von Kleist who at age 34, commits a double suicide with married and supposedly terminally ill Henreitte Vogel. Von Kleist makes an effort of frequenting parties of well-off […]
May 8th, 2014 was a record-setting fundraising event for Tipping Point Community, the Bay Area’s leading poverty-fighting organization since 2005. The evening raised an unprecedented $12 million to fight poverty in the Bay Area and it could not have come at a more critical time. Nearly 20% of families in the Bay Area are struggling to make ends meet. Founder Daniel […]
This is a MUST SEE! Take a look at this hilarious video from Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Joe Biden eat ice cream, get tattoos and drive around a bright yellow Corvette. Plus–appearances from Michelle Obama and Nancy Pelosi. 3 Best Lines from video 1. “I’ve been there once. It’s a bunch of politicians trying to explain […]
Man, I really hope I’m this athletic when I’m 80 (not likely…since I don’t even have skills like this now). Check out this excerpt from Britain’s Got Talent. It flies in the face of age discrimination and stereotypes about how a woman can express herself once she reaches a certain age.
By Christine Horansky Girl Rising is a revolutionary film that follows the life stories of nine girls from the developing world, who struggle every day for freedom, education and a voice in their home countries of Cambodia, Haiti, Nepal, Ethiopia, India, Peru, Sierra Leone and Afghanistan. I sat down with the film’s Academy Award-nominated Director Richard Robbins to discuss this incredible […]
From web hosting to hamburgers, women are portrayed provocatively in commercials regardless of the product being advertised. We’ve become so used to this that it looks normal to us. But by replacing women with men in several recent commercials, this BuzzFeeed video reminds us that the way women are frequently portrayed is actually pretty ridiculous.