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Gender pay gap in academia
Out soon. Order from U. of Minnesota Press.
Q&A: Flavorwire Music Editor, Jillian Mapes -
JILLIAN MAPES is an arts and entertainment journalist, currently the music editor of Flavorwire. She’s also a contributor to Pitchfork, Spin and other national culture publications. She recently returned from covering South by Southwest in Austin; the first time she covered SXSW a…
The Blue Period: An Origin Story by Ta-Nehisi Coates -
"And here is the key thing—it thrills me to see it. I love seeing it. I love knowing. The knowing is its own reward. The ability to frame the question is it’s own gift—even if you can’t quite name the answer." Ta-Nehisi Coates
I’m not gon’ lie, grad school broke my spirit but this is why I persevere. I have always loved seeing and knowing. It’s a thrill that I have embarked upon with wealth of journey partners (teachers/peers/colleagues/students) from Seattle to the halls of Spelman to this city’s urine soaked Subway platforms to, well where I now teach, dissertate and engage in self-loathing.
I’ve had a draft of a chapter I intended to send to my advisors that I haven’t been able to let go of for two months in part because this degree has become removed from the thrill. It’s just fear and insecurity. But as the songwriter said, “it’s good to know…” that this is why I chose this path, that thought the thrill is gone, it can be recovered, and that soooooo much will ever exceed my knowledge.
Jalylah, don’t give up! The world needs your great ideas - out of your brain, into the public sphere, like superman Ta-Nehisi!
She concludes that the biggest problem facing women filmmakers is cultural.
Society has a powerful heritage of disrespect towards women. It goes way beyond physical violence, to various emotionally abusive behaviours – silencing women who speak out; misrepresentation and underrepresentation of women and girls; withholding resources of time, money and appreciation from women. All these behaviours affect women’s storytelling in public forums and on screens.
Mary Beard recently gave a wonderful lecture called The Public Voice of Women, about how we’ve been excluded from ‘authoritative public speech’ since Homeric times. Today, writing and directing films can be seen as a kind of authoritative public speech, primarily the ‘business of [white] men’, who are now discovering that filmmaking can generate good business if it tells stories with women as central characters. But the old old tradition is so deeply embedded that decision makers don’t embrace women as the writers and directors of the stories. This behaviour will be very hard to shift. — Heroines of Cinema: Why Don’t More Women Make Movies? Marian Evans on Bridging The Gap Between Theory and Practice (via oldfilmsflicker)
‘A Man Called Destruction,’ About Alex Chilton -
In âA Man Called Destruction,â Holly George-Warren chronicles the uncertain path of the rock singer Alex Chilton.
Maura Magazine “Tilt”
The new issue has Miles Raymer (our pinball columnist!) on the reverie inspired by Batman’s multiball stages, Brad Cohan interviewing Mudhoney’s Mark Arm, my thoughts on the Twitter debacle of the other day, and Michele Catalano’s recollection of wreaking havoc at Mid-Island Plaza, now known as Broadway Mall. Plus another great cover by Tim Moore.
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Lady moderators > man moderators.
“Lady” moderators. FUCK. YOU.