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What Fox Searchlight’s ‘Birth of a Nation’ Buy Says About Rape Culture

Jessie Rosen - October 12, 2016
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Is Fox Searchlight’s Blindness to Nate Parker’s Film Fall the Real Problem?     I’ve been struck over the past few months by the story surrounding Nate Parker‘s film The Birth of a Nation. If you’re unfamiliar here are the key elements: Actor/director/writer Nate Parker made a film called The Birth of A Nation (which he wrote, directed and stars in) The film sold at this year’s Sundance film festival for …

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7 Things The Kids In New York Are Doing

Jessie Rosen - September 28, 2016
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[photo: peter lindberg for vogue, but if you’re a New Yorker you knew that]   I’m just back in Los Angeles after a week in New York, city. I used to just call it “the city” because that’s the east coast way, but now I have to specify because I am a defector. I spent many of my days in New York City running around …

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Why You Need To Make a List of What You Need

Jessie Rosen - September 15, 2016
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A few weeks ago my therapist asked me what I feel like I need.   It’s a weird question out of context. Not what do you need for this session? Or what do you need to get through this work week? or what do you need to really feel like your wardrobe is complete? (solid brown leather belt, black cashmere crew neck). Just what do you feel like you need? We talk a …

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Everything I Know About Fantasy Football

admin - August 31, 2016
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Re-pubbing this 2012 piece in honor of the start to Fantasy Football season. I am proud to say that I am now a minimally engaged player of this pretend game that has me actually stressed. Post to come on my experiences during the season. For now, a bit of history:  — I’m insanely jealous of fantasy football. Every single year groups of mostly male friends …

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9 Secrets To Hosting Your Mom in L.A.

Jessie Rosen - August 17, 2016
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Yesterday my Mom flew back to New Jersey after a seven day stay in the Golden State. I say Golden State and not Los Angeles because within the one week that she visited we were in four cities (LA, Ojai, Dana Point, San Diego) and approx 75 neighborhoods, but I blame her for that; she raised me to be a real over achiever. Before I dive into …

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