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In their book “Finding Her Voice: Women in Country Music, 1800-2000,” Mary Bufwack and Robert Oermann neatly summarize the popular impression of Tanya Tucker that was formed way back in the seventies and has never entirely worn off, even as her career approaches the half-century mark. Tucker, they write, was “the naughty Nashville gal with […]

The free streaming site Le Cinéma Club, which offers one film each week, has followed its spectacular rediscovery of Claire Denis’s 1991 short film “Keep It For Yourself” with something peculiarly similar yet wondrously distinctive: “Family Business,” a short film from 1984 by Chantal Akerman, in which she also stars. The seventeen-minute film is a […]

The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year exhibit opened this week at the Powerhouse Museum, showcasing the incredible winning entries from this year’s competition. The winners were selected from over 2000 submissions, with Western Australian photographer Mat Beetson’s ‘Fin Whale’s Demise’ announced as the overall winner. Beetson in his winning drone photograph captured the […]

Achievable Ways to Feel Accomplished

August 22, 2019 | News | No Comments

Organize your books by color before complaining that you don’t have time to read. Listen to the last three minutes of the eight podcasts you had almost-but-not-quite completed. Drink a sip of water at any point during the day—self-care is essential. Water your plants, and then watch the water leak out while thinking about how […]

Girl, You’re a Middle-Aged Woman Now

August 21, 2019 | News | No Comments

Mass-media companies, adept at anticipating trends—or at least catching up to them and cashing in—have been busy preparing an exciting range of original TV programs, books, and movies that offer new perspectives on what it means to be “a woman of a certain age.” Here’s some of what we have to look forward to this […]