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Activists Dress in ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Robes to Protest Texas Abortion Legislation

Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel inspires a group of women to wear the book’s signature red robes to a Texas Senate meeting.

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I Am Brian Wilson

The musician we meet in this book looks back on his mid-’70s Beach Boys caricature with sympathy and dread. As his gentle voice emerges from the pages, a more definitive picture takes shape.

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What Happened to the Female Directors of Hollywood? (Part 4)

The ’80s and ’90s brought welcome advances for female filmmakers. But would the bias that produced the term “chick flick” remain? (Shown: A screen shot from Mira Nair’s 1991 film “Mississippi Masala.”)

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Becoming a Feminist: Comparing Angela Davis’ and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Takes on Trans Women

The activist (at right) and the novelist weren’t onstage at the same time, but their separate talks at London’s Women of the World festival were a kind of debate.

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Chris Hedges and Poet Linh Dinh on the ‘Irrevocable Decline of the American Empire’ (Video)

The U.S. is a poor country, and Americans “refuse to see that,” Dinh (pictured on right) argues in a conversation with the Truthdig columnist during a new episode of “On Contact.”

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What Happened to the Female Directors of Hollywood? (Part 3)

Those who emerged between 1966 and 1983 challenged the prevailing image of the central hero and marginal heroine by creating a “countercinema.”

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‘Cries From Syria’ Carries Heart-Rending Stories From the Civil War

Evgeny Afineevsky’s Oscar-nominated documentary doesn’t shy away from the war’s brutal realities. The children’s voices are especially poignant.

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New Art Installation/Hotel Comes With a View of the Bethlehem Wall

The secretive British street artist Banksy says his Walled-Off Hotel welcomes people from all over the world.

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Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty

A granddaughter of the journalist and founder of the Catholic Worker Movement explores the relationship between Day and her only child.

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What Happened to the Female Directors of Hollywood?

Dorothy Arzner and Ida Lupino were two exceptions to the women who found it increasingly difficult to launch film projects in the 20th century. (This is the second installment of a five-part series.)

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