Arts: Performing Arts FF2 Reviews

“Never Have I Ever” Felt So Seen by a Netflix TV Show

Guest Post by Reanne Rodrigues

When was the last time you watched a film or TV show about a South Asian girl who grapples with her Indian-American identity?

Such storylines might be hard to come by in mainstream television. That’s why when I first heard about Mindy Kaling’s coming-of-age comedy series Never Have I Ever on Netflix, I was intrigued.… read more.

Arts: Performing Arts SWAN of the Day

SWAN of the Day: Happy Birthday to Comedy Queen Amy Poehler

Often dubbed the modern-day queen of comedy (not to be confused with her best friend and frequent acting partner, Tina Fey, who you can read more about in this FF2 article by Katusha Jin), actress, writer, producer and director Amy Poehler celebrates her birthday today!

A Massachusetts native, Poehler graduated from Boston College before deciding to pursue comedy professionally in Chicago.… read more.

Arts: Visual Arts FF2 Reviews

Guerilla Girls Make Good Trouble in “The Art of Behaving Badly”

As someone who has taught intro to art courses using the Guerilla Girls’ Bedside Companion to the History of Western Art (published in 1998), it’s difficult even for me to properly introduce the Guerilla Girls.

For one, the Guerilla Girls mask in gorilla face, occludes identity, and they are a fierce feminist force — one fighting for fairness in the art more.

Arts: Visual Arts SWAN of the Day

SWAN of the Day: Margaret Keane’s “Big Eyes” Always Authentic

Margaret Keane, one of the most successful living artists since the 1960s, celebrates her 94th birthday today! Keane is known for her paintings of large-eyed, childlike figures, which ultimately inspired the 2014 Tim Burton film, Big Eyes, starring Amy Adams in a dazzling performance as Margaret Keane. read more.

Arts: Performing Arts SWAN of the Day

SWAN of the Day: Melissa Leo Conquers Screens of Every Size

File:Melissa Leo.jpgFrom winning an Academy Award to a Golden Globe to an Emmy to a Critics’ Choice to a Screen Actors Guild Award (the list goes on!), Melissa Leo has made us laugh, cry and everything in between. Today, we wish this acting icon a very happy birthday!

Leo’s performance in the popular soap opera All My Children jump-started her career, earning her the aforementioned Emmy win, and leading to further appearances in television series as well as films.… read more.

Arts: Literary Arts Events/Festivals

BPL’s 2021 Virtual ‘LitFilm Series’ Showcases Women Writers

Starting Monday, September 20 and running through Saturday, September 26, the Brooklyn Public Library will be hosting LitFilm: A BPL Film Festival About Writers.