Monday, December 12, 2016

Washington Phillips

Friday, December 2, 2016

The ‘Final Girl’

Her friends are dead; she looks like hell; the guy with the knife won’t let up. Meet the final girl.


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Simone de Beauvoir Explains “Why I’m a Feminist” in a Rare TV Interview (1975)

http://www.openculture.com/2013/05/simone_de_beauvoir_explains_why_im_a_feminist_in_a_rare_tv_interview_1975.html

Almost forty years after this interview—over sixty since The Second Sex—the debates De Beauvoir helped initiate rage on, with no sign of abating anytime soon. Although Servan-Schreiber calls feminism a “rising force” that promises “profound changes,” one wonders whether De Beauvoir, who died in 1986, would be dismayed by the plight of women in much of the world today. But then again, unlike her character Marcel, De Beauvoir was a fighter, not likely to “huddle in a corner” and give in. Servan-Schreiber states above that De Beauvoir “has always refused, until this year, to appear on TV,” but he is mistaken. In 1967, she appeared with her partner Jean-Paul Sartre on a French-Canadian program called Dossiers. Open Culture.com