Posts Tagged: The Oscars

The Difference between Advocacy and Slander

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Sexual assault has been at the forefront of the news this week, most recently in the discussion of Lady Gaga’s performance of  “Til It Happens to You” at the Oscars, a song in support of survivors of sexual assault that challenges dismissive attitudes toward the pain caused by such an attack.

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#OscarsSoWhite: Calling Out Academy Bias

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Instead of influencing our movie-going habits, The Academy can take its cues from us. We can continue to speak up through social media and—more importantly—our dollars. ...more

Ang Lee Opts Not to Forget Dream

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How does a young Taiwanese immigrant to the United States hold onto his filmmaking dream through years of rejection and low-paying drudgery?

The answer for Ang Lee: a kickass wife.

Lee won his second Best Director Oscar on Sunday, but you’ll enjoy reading (or rereading) the essay he wrote after winning his first, about his difficult early career and his wife’s unconditional support.

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