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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Hey Sexist Olympics Media: Apologize!

Jessie Rosen - August 9, 2016

As you may have heard, some sexist Olympics newscasters made some incredibly dumb statements about female athletes.   There was this: “And there’s the man responsible for turning his wife into a totally new swimmer…” from NBC’s Dan Hicks about powerhouse Katinka Hosszu and husband/couch Shane Tusup (a challenging personality who has drawn concern for his treatment of Hosszu). This gem from The Chicago Tribune: Unfortunately Twitter doesn’t …

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My Personal Fall TV Shows Schedule

Jessie Rosen - September 24, 2015

This morning I finally went through the full Fall TV shows schedule so that I could properly DVR all my programming, so that I could work my Class Pass schedule around my TV viewing schedule, so that I know exactly which nights I can walk to Mainland Poke on 3rd Street for dinner. I thought you might be interested to know so that we can blog/tweet/’gram/complain about it …

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A Farewell to Jon Stewart from My Husband

Jessie Rosen - August 6, 2015

In lieu of my own post today I’m re-printing the words of my husband R as a tribute to Jon Stewart’s final night as host of The Daily Show. I don’t feature R’s wise, clear and incredibly sincere thoughts enough on the blog. This felt like a nice opportunity. Farewell Jon. I’ll miss you, but I’ll miss R laughing his high-pitched chest laugh at you while he watches …

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7 Shocking Facts About: Taxidermy

Jessie Rosen - April 23, 2015

…with my friend and L.A.’s hottest taxidermist: Allis Marham Allis is the owner of Prey Taxidermy studio in Downtown LA, a taxidermist at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, and probably the only human pin-up model who would totally dominate should the world go full Mad Max.  Seriously, she’s the ultimate modern girl scout troop leader: she can throw her hair in victory rolls, …

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Are You an ABC Family “Becomer”?

Jessie Rosen - April 16, 2015

Hey Millennials, this is our lucky week! ABC Family just coined a new, even more annoying word to define the next generation so some of the heat will finally be off of our lazy, entitled butts. Sort of. From what I can tell “Becomers” are technically also Millennials… I think? “Becomers are exploring and establishing who they are becoming – personally, professionally and romantically — …

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