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Hail, Caesar!: Would that it’were so simple

It’s Hollywood, folks! The 50s are underway and the studios are churning out westerns, musicals, period dramas, aquatic ballets, and historical epics – all under the shadow of America’s new reality: the Cold War. With abducted film stars, starlets’ pregnancies ...

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Hollywood’s love affair with whitewashing

In Pan, recently released in cinemas worldwide, Rooney Mara’s casting as the Native American Tiger Lilly has left audiences baffled. Could the studio possibly have chosen a whiter white girl to portray a Native American character? And why would they ...

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Lauren Bacall: Strong, sexy, and savvy

Lauren Bacall taught me how to be sexy. Forget Marilyn Monroe or Bette Davis, Bacall was the only woman to have the perfect balance of beauty, intelligence, and strength of character. I still remember my mother coming home with a ...

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Exported Culture

It has always been easy to travel as an English speaker. Over the years, I’ve met many Europeans around my age and I feel terribly ignorant and lazy. Most of them speak numerous languages – fluently. I speak English, and ...

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