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Putting 2017 Oscar Nominees to the ‘Fun Home’ Memoirist’s Bechdel Test

In 1985, Fun Home graphic memoirist Alison Bechdel changed film criticism—or at least feminist film criticism—as we now know it when two of the characters in her long-running comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For tried to go to the movies. In the strip, titled “The Rule,” one woman explains to another her movie-going rule—the three basic req...

Putting 2017 Oscar Nominees to the ‘Fun Home’ Memoirist’s Bechdel Test

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Playwrights, Professors, a Politician, and a UFO Researcher Meet at the L.A. Writers' Workshop

The weekend of November 5–6, 2016 marked the kickoff of Center Theatre Group’s 2016/17 Los Angeles Writers’ Workshop. The seven participating playwrights came together at the Kirk Douglas Theatre for a Salon weekend featuring conversations with local experts—selected by the playwrights individually—on the subjects of their plays. We asked...

Playwrights, Professors, a Politician, and a UFO Researcher Meet at the L.A. Writers' Workshop

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