Lena Dunham

23 Feb 19
Girl Under Pressure

the myth it entertains that young writers come to New York and are able to comfortably sustain themselves

23 Feb 19
Wildfell

Type in the word feminist on Google and a whole host of celebrities appear, from Lily Cole to Shailene Woodley and even Benedict Cumberbatch. These days, the two words feminist and celebrity would appear to be synonymous with each other. Time and time again, we hear of famous women speaking out about their feminism and […]

22 Feb 19
DegenerateReads

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first […]

22 Feb 19
Multimedia Communication @ Simpson College

Students are always on the go and need news quickly. You don’t have time to flip around and find the most important news of the day. Luckily, many companies make reading the news easy with apps or daily newsletters delivered to your inbox. Here are five sites that can help you read up on news […]

21 Feb 19
Harvard Gazette
Janet Mock, the acclaimed transgender activist, writer, producer, advocate, and director, has been named the 2019 Harvard University Artist of the Year.  She will receive the Harvard Foundation’s arts medal on March 9 during the annual Cultural Rhythms festival in Memorial Hall’s Sanders Theatre. Mock’s two memoirs, “Redefining Realness” (2014) and “Surpassing Certainty” (2017), were New York Times best-sellers. She is a sought-after speaker, an advocate for transgender rights, and the founder of #GirlsLikeUs, a social media project that empowers transgender women. Mock made television history last year as the first transgender woman of color to write, direct, and produce a television series, Ryan Murphy’s FX drama “POSE,” which assembled the largest-ever cast of transgender actors in regular roles for a scripted series. The show was hailed  by critics and renewed for a second season, which is currently in production. Mock has a number of other TV projects in the works.  Mock was named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People of 2018,” calling her one of “12 new faces of black leadership” and one of “the most influential people on the internet.” In 2017, she was one of Variety’s “Power of Women” and Fast Company named her one of 2015’s “most creative people in business.” She was featured on Ebony magazine’s Power 100 list, and the PEN Center USA gave her an Award of Honor during its 27th annual Literary Awards Festival. The Ms. Foundation, Planned Parenthood, Feminist Press, GLSEN, Shorty Awards, and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project have all honored Mock for her work. Born in Hawaii, Mock earned a B.A. in fashion merchandisingfrom the University of Hawaii, Manoa, and an M.A. in journalism from New York University. She began her career as an editor at People.com and has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Marie Claire, Interview, and Allure. She has also worked as a correspondent for “Entertainment Tonight” and a host for MSNBC, where she helmed the groundbreaking series “So POPular!,” interviewing Lena Dunham, Salma Hayek, and Issa Rae. Mock also produced and conducted all interviews for the HBO documentary “The Trans List,” and hosted and produced the podcast “Never Before,” which featured in-depth interviews with people such as Rep. Maxine Waters, Tina Knowles, Kris Jenner, and Oscar winner Tarell Alvin McCraney. The award will be presented to Mock at the Cultural Rhythms Festival during a program on March 9. Tickets will be available to Harvard ID holders beginning Friday at noon (two-ticket limit per ID. Price $10), and to the general public beginning Saturday at noon, at the Harvard Box Office in the Smith Campus Center at 1350 Massachusetts Ave., by phone at 617-496-2222, or online at www.boxoffice.harvard.edu. (Handling fees may apply. Two-ticket limit. Price $20.) Media note: The Artist of the Year award will be presented to Mock during the Harvard Cultural Rhythms Festival. The official program begins at 4:30 p.m. on March 9. Press credentials will be issued between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. on that day in the Sanders Theatre lobby. Please email media@harvard.edu  for credential applications, which will be approved on March 8. [gz_explore id=”238274,180254″ alignment=”center” /]
21 Feb 19
Unapologetic

ACCEPT AND BE PROUD OF WHO YOU ARE First and foremost you have to be able to accept yourself the way you are. Be comfortable in your own skin. Unless and until you’re not happy with yourself, how would others be. Show off yourself. HATERS GONNA HATE Remember that there’ll always be someone who’s critical […]

21 Feb 19
The World According to Renee

The roles of women on TV is changing. Joy Press delves into the changing media landscape to examine how women are not only creating female characters, but how these characters are changing TV and society.

20 Feb 19
The Cinemaholic

I know what you are thinking. This early? I also know some of you might be suffering a hangover of the Oscars this year. But what better way to get rid of that hangover than start looking ahead. “Forget the past and look towards the future.” If you believe in this mantra in your personal […]

20 Feb 19
Archy news nety

Author's image Getty / PA / Reuters / Picturehouse / Disney We had the Golden Globes, we had the Baftas, but now the film industry is getting ready for its biggest night of the year – the Oscars. The stars are gathering in Los Angeles for the 91st Academy Awards, which take place at the […]