Arts: Literary Arts FF2 Reviews

The Myth Itself: Diving into the Life of Adrienne Rich

Hilary Holladay’s biography The Power of Adrienne Rich  

FF2 Guest Post by Anne Graue

Adrienne Rich is a literary icon. She was a winning poet, essayist, and feminist literary critic most known for Diving Into the Wreck: Poems 1971-1972 (1973) which garnered her a National Book Award in 1974, and Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Institution and Experience (1976), both important works that attempted to shatter the myths about sexuality and identity perpetuated by American society. … read more.

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Arts: Performing Arts Interviews

Ask for Rachel: FF2 Interview with Filmmaker Rachel Carey

Guest Post by Diane  K. Martin

Rachel Carey is a writer, a playwright, and a filmmaker. Her feature film, Ask for Jane, covering an abortion collective in the years before Roe v. Wade, debuted in 2018 and is now streaming from Amazon, Apple, Google Play, and elsewhere.

In addition to several other plays and a television pilot, she has written a novel, Debt, published by Silver Birch Press and optioned for a TV series by the production company Calamity Jane.read more.

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Arts: Visual Arts Features

Lorraine O’Grady’s ‘Both/And’ at the Brooklyn Museum

Guest Post by Jessica Bond

The binary of “either/or” can be seen in almost every facet of everyday life. Whether it is through the social construct of gender or the societal construction of race, the creation of the binary has often led to the idea of superiority, ultimately leading to concepts such as misogyny and racism that currently run rampant in today’s society.… read more.

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Milestones Opinion/POV

Post-Pandemic Reunion at NYC’s Walter Reade Theater

As many of our regular readers surely know, the FF2 Media team used to meet up in Manhattan every Friday to catch all of the new films written or directed by women that were released each week. These Fridays were full of spirited discussion, lots of espresso, and many hurried trips up and down town. For FF2 team members, these mad Friday dashes were affectionately known as “The Runaround.”… read more.

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Arts: Visual Arts Features

Alice Neel’s Met Retrospective & Her People Pictures

Guest Post by Michelle Wilcox

This summer offers a chance to appreciate the work of one of the most renowned figurative painters of the 20th century. ‘Alice Neel: People Come First’ is a retrospective of over 100 watercolors, drawings, and oil paintings by the artist, on view until August 1st, 2021 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.… read more.

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Arts: Performing Arts Events/Festivals

‘as of yet’ Wins Nora Ephron Award at 2021 Tribeca Film Festival

FF2 is proud to present Nora Lee Mandel’s coverage of the Tribeca Festival’s Annual Nora Ephron Award. Thank You, Nora!

The pandemic creatively inspired the winners of the 9th Annual Nora Ephron Award for female filmmakers at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival. Directors Chanel James and Taylor Garron won the Ephron Award, with its $25,000 prize, for as of yet.… read more.

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