Category: Arts

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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Her Stories: The Power of a Handwritten Letter

DENVER -- Last year, I started writing handwritten letters because I was in a rut. I felt like I needed to counteract some of the immediate feedback loop created by…

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Summer Reading List: Jennifer McVeigh’s “Leopard at the Door”

LONDON--In the first of our rather short series on great summer reads she-files.com interviewed British fiction writer Jennifer McVeigh. Her first book “The Fever Tree” (2014) was an historical novel…

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Her Stories: A Skater’s Balancing Act

MONTREAL--As the daughter of two Canadians, it was neither surprising nor strange that I first touched the ice at the tender age of two. With a hand-me-down green snow suit,…

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Her Stories: Alia Al-Senussi on the Venice Biennale, ‘A Testament to the Feminine’

VENICE-- Across the globe in arts and culture, women are often at the forefront as powerful agents of change. At the same time, many strings do ultimately seem to be pulled…

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A Feminist Tag for Films and Its Founder Holly Tarquini

DENVER AND BATH, ENGLAND VIA SKYPE: While selecting programming for the 2014 Bath Film Festival, the director and festival head Holly Tarquini devised an innovative idea: create an F-Rating for…

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Vault 100 at London’s The Ned Reverses Traditional Gender Bias

LONDON--The number of women CEOs on Britain’s FTSE 100 stock exchange was a total of eight when Kate Bryan, the British art historian and global head of collections at Soho…

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Her Stories: The Urgency for Performance Art

BELGRADE, SERBIA—It was early Monday morning just after Easter weekend and I was watching Isidor, the black kitten I rescued from the streets of the Serbian capital a few months…

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