Barbara Ann O’Leary started #DirectedByWomen as a way to celebrate female filmmakers and encourage movie buffs to think outside the Hollywood box.
Jessica Hopper is a music and pop culture critic. She’s senior editor at Pitchfork, the Chicago-based Internet publication for music criticism and commentary.
As rules for national roller derby competitions are put in place, the Bleeding Heartland Roller Girls worry some players may not get the chance to play.
"I wanted to write in proximity to these lives because they are part of my community. So many of their anxieties were anxieties that I shared."
On this week's episode we invite student filmmaker Chelsey McKrill and Dr. Debby Herbenick (@mysexprofessor) to talk about women on film.
"Girls should have the ability and the education and the information to make logical choices themselves about what they want to do with their bodies."
"You see this incredible blossoming in these young women, as writers and as girls who are really thoughtful, and who have something to say about the world."
A six-year-old nonprofit dedicated to connecting and empowering women sponsors a lively annual festival.
David Vandervelde revels in old school rock, Vivian Girls prefers lo-fi surfer rock, and The Donkeys make infectious pop tunes.
The Forbidden Show's bawdy subject matter challenges audiences to leave their PC sensibilities at the door. Can Bloomington handle it?