Category: Arts

Rocking Out in Belfast at Women’s Work Festival

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND--It’s 2016, launch night of the first ever Women’s Work Festival in Belfast. I’m sitting in a taxi with Annie Nightingale, the pioneering female DJ of BBC Radio…

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An Unlikely Center for Chinese Women’s Contemporary Art in U.K.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Nestled within the record stores and alternative cocktail bars of Manchester's Northern Quarter sits an impressive piece in the world of the Chinese contemporary art scene. The…

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Landscapes Where Art Meets Action

NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT—Alyssa DeLaBruere, a teaching artist and activist based out of Vermont, is acutely aware of the grave dangers the United States' national parks and monuments face under the…

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Her Stories: Artist and Poet Mahogany Jones on Her #NotUrAssumptions Project

DETROIT—We know the adage that “a picture speaks a thousand words” but I am not sure if we consider how many volumes are spoken in relation to the images we…

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Indigo Girls’ Emily Saliers Reflects on 30 Years in Music: “On We Go”

FLINT, MICHIGAN AND DECATUR, GEORGIA VIA TELEPHONE: The lyrics of Emily Saliers’ song “OK Corral” –off of her 2017 solo album “Murmuration Nation” –are haunting, stark and relevant (“If you…

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Film Director Ana Asensio on Persistence

DENVER AND NEW YORK VIA PHONE—There is a musical quality to Spanish actress and filmmaker Ana Asensio’s voice that is both transfixing in its soft and hypnotic tone yet also strong and direct. She is, in a word, charming yet her directorial debut…

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Before #MeToo, There Was El Tendedero

DENVER/MEXICO CITY VIA EMAIL—Mexican artist Mónica Mayer has been highlighting the global problem of violence against women since her first iteration of El Tendedero/The Clothesline Project opened at the Museum of Modern Art in Mexico…

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she-files photo contest winners: the beauty of the female

LONDON AND DENVER--As the year comes to a close, she-files.com wanted to highlight and show off some of the amazing photographs of women and girls from across the globe, taken…

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Her Stories: A Lone But Not Lonely Traveler

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA—I think the Australian/Scottish couple at the table next to me felt sorry for me sitting by myself at Nobu so they started making small talk about…

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A Revival of “Follies” Highlights Age Bias in Musical Theater

LONDON—I’ve always been a sucker for musicals. The first musical film I ever saw was “The Wizard of Oz,” which in the U.S. they used to air on Christmas Eve,…

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