Sunday, June 28, 2015

The World's First All-Girl Punk Band

Earlier this month, the Kickstarter campaign for the documentary Here to be Heard: The Story of The Slits fell short of its $30,000 goal. In true punk fashion, that's simply going to make the job of Pacific Northwest filmmaker William E. Badgley a little harder.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Singular Accomplishment of Guatemala's First Female Attorney General

It finally happened in May, 2013: the first conviction of an individual for genocide in a country's national court.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A Lifelong Stutterer Documents His Disorder

It sounds like the headline of one of those dreaded Internet listicles. But "18 Famous People Who Stutter" is actually the title of a brochure put out by a Memphis non-profit as part of National Stuttering Awareness Week, to remind that many of those who have struggled with the communication disorder are well-known.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Bikes vs. Cars Invades São Paulo

Over the weekend, Fredrik Gertten's documentary Bikes. vs. Cars pedaled down to São Paulo, Brazil, sparking a welcome and organic problem.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Miami Love Triangle Alights in Australia

In 1928, Captain Bill Lancaster and his female financier, Chubbie Miller, landed Down Under. Due to some mechanical problems along the way, they had lost out to another aviator in their quest to become the first to fly from England to Australia. However, their personal relationship endured. The co-pilots, both married at the time to others, became an item and wound up, four years later, at the center of a sensational Miami murder trial.