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  1. Lorene Scafaria’s ‘Hustlers’ and the Anatomy of the Scam

    “These archetypes give women the extremely confused message that to be truly independent, ambitious, and empowered — and dare we say, feminist — is to perform well in the marketplace of the likeable self. It also gives capitalism, which is superficially unfashionable, a second life: its mercenary logic can take on a socially conscientious sheen.”

    Feminism
  2. No One Cares What I Think about the New Star Wars

    With the final episode in the Star Wars saga just around the corner, writer Lucy Blue, a lifelong super-fan, reflects on the movies’ darker, more morally ambiguous tone, and the way the series has evolved since her ’70s childhood.

    Commentary
  3. The World of Nora Ephron: A Reading List

    From our sister site Longeads, Sarah Edwards brings us seven stories about the journalist and director Nora Ephron on the 20th anniversary of the release of the film, “You’ve Got Mail.”

    Film
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  4. Weather Words

    Check out Adam Scovell’s short film “Weather Words” — a collaboration with composer Colin Riley, Robert Macfarlane, and Rosalind Jana.

    Art
    A still from "Weather Words" a short film by Adam Scovell.
  5. Redefining the Hero: The Extrapolated Costume Design of Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman was filled with beautiful, powerful costuming, and a rich, detailed culture for the Amazons — and it all came from Lynda Carter and her 1970’s leotard.

    Fashion
  6. Marvel, Gatekeeping and the ‘Problem’ with Avengers: Infinity War

    “If film should only be for stories which tell a complete picture across two or three films, then is cinema not restricting itself?” Pop-culture critic Tony Black defends the ambitiously hermetic Marvel Cinematic Universe.

    Comics
  7. One Travel Destination to Rule Them All

    At For the Love of Nike, Jennifer takes us on a photographic tour of Hobbiton — the land of the hobbits as filmed in The Lord of the Rings — in Matamata, New Zealand.

    Exploration
    Image by Jennifer at For the Love of Nike
  8. Hollywood Is Out of Unoriginal Ideas

    Justice League flopped, while truly original films like Get Out and Lady Bird are critically and financially successful. So what’s up with all the reboots?

    Film
  9. Wonder Woman and Boogeymen

    Elizabeth cried watching Wonder Woman. Why? “I can’t remember the last time I saw a movie where a woman character kicked ass and all of us didn’t have to pay the price for that by first watching at least one woman be violently dehumanized before us.”

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  10. Who we are in the moment

    “We should strive to be the best version of ourselves at all times.” Reflecting on the bizarre end to Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony, Alec Nevala-Lee writes about the things we say in public in an age where a single tweet can ruin your life.

    Commentary
  11. An Etymology Goes “Rogue”

    Follow along as John Kelly examines the etymology of the word “rogue,” in honor of the release of the new Star Wars film, Rogue One.

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  12. Michael Moore

    The official website of the Academy Award-winning filmmaker and bestselling author Michael Moore.

    Authors
  13. Proton Packs Against Patriarchy: Why the Ghostbusters Reboot Works

    Joanna Di Mattia celebrates Ghostbusters with “reverse nostalgia”: “How great it would be to be a young girl right now, with the chance to see a big, bombastic film like this, with four funny, smart females at the helm.”

    Feminism
  14. Fans, Fiction, and Representation: A New Hope

    “So that’s where we are, in the world of fans, fiction, and representation: making progress and mistakes simultaneously.” A new group of characters represents the Hero’s Journey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

    Commentary
    Photo: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Trailer
  15. What a Shitty Week to be an Asian American Woman in Hollywood

    Keith Chow on whitewashing: “We need to keep calling out the industry for being complicit. We also need to give credit where due and celebrate the successes of folks like Ava DuVernay, Justin Lin, Ryan Coogler, and others who are actually trying to change the industry from within.”

    Diversity