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By Orlando on February 25, 2013
Theatre director & writer Roslyn Oades is currently researching a new theatre project exploring the experiences of 18 and 80 years, and what can be learnt from these two very different viewpoints.The first stage of the project (Feb-June 2013) will focus on the 80 year and over age group. Roslyn is currently looking for interested community members to participate in conversation groups as well as community workers who may be able to assist her in this process.
By Orlando on February 22, 2013
With the Oscars mired in their annual refusal to see directing talent in anyone who doesn’t remind the Academy members of themselves, resulting in another disgraceful exclusion of any female directors from the Best Director nominations for yet one more predictable, narrow-minded year (I see no reason to hold back on this topic), here are some links to discussions, links and clips of movies made in 2012 that were directed by women.
By Guest Hoyden on February 20, 2013
Remember the rules? It’s been a while: you must choose one of each of the three candidates to match each fate. No skipping any.
Or you could just talk about your favourite entertainments, since this is just a hook to hang some pop culture on. How about this awards season, eh?
By shonias on February 18, 2013
A heads up from the organisers. Links to tickets sales etc at the end.
International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) will celebrate International Women’s Day 2013 with a concert, “Half the Sky”, at the Melbourne Recital Centre on March 7th.
By tigtog on February 14, 2013
This is a feast of a film, a comedy-drama-romance of families, friendships and forgiveness which sparkles with subtly dazzling restraint, studded with troubling emotions and snort-out-loud humour.
By tigtog on February 11, 2013
Because pumpkin soup.
By Orlando on February 8, 2013
Two of the most influential figures in modern aesthetics spent decades as footnotes to the biographies of their husbands. Margaret MacDonald, wife of Charles Rennie Macintosh, and Marion Mahony, wife of Walter Burley Griffin, have in recent times begun to be acknowledged as the great artists they were.
By Mindy on January 31, 2013
Reviews of four of the latest release kids movies: Wreck it Ralph, Rise of the Guardians, ParaNorman and Hotel Transylvania. Contains spoilers.
By tigtog on January 30, 2013
This bench is in Vienna. Do you have a favourite bench?
By Lauredhel on January 28, 2013
Reposting a Friday Hoyden post on Lizzie Bennet from 2007 to honour the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice.
By Orlando on January 16, 2013
Why is it not absolutely commonplace for little boys to be taken to dance class, the way it is for little girls? Imagine what a disaster it would be if we were to end up in a world with no Leading Men Who Dance.
By mimbles on December 30, 2012
From gyzym on Tumblr: just shut up …consuming media critically is a skill, and in an age where media is more prevalent than ever before, it’s a skill worth having. It’s a skill worth having because you are going to continue to be exposed to media, and it is going to continue to attempt to [...]
By tigtog on December 28, 2012
What did you think?
By Helen on December 28, 2012
Here she is bonding with her Dad over the Christmas break by doing a little gadget construction. Bonding with your daughters doing electronics, woodwork, mechanics or baking: A very feminist thing to do over the holidays and there should be a lot more of it.