FDL Movie Night: The Genius of Marian

By: Monday September 1, 2014 4:59 pm

I remember when my mother was dying — or, more accurately, when I realized she was dying. My first thought was that it couldn’t be happening, because life without her wasn’t imaginable. I looked around to hit the STOP button somewhere, but there just wasn’t one. So I resigned myself to the awful fact that I was indeed going to lose her, and all I could think about was how I could fill the time I had left with her with things that were meaningful and express to her all she meant to me.

The Genius of Marian is ostensibly about filmmaker Banker White’s late grandmother, the painter Marian Steele, and his mother Pam’s desire to memorialize her work. But Marian’s art winds up playing a very small (though important) role in the film, which soon becomes a three year study of Pam’s own decline due to early-onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 61.

 

I Love Strong Women (re-published)

By: Saturday March 8, 2014 1:15 pm

You want to know what I think makes a Strong Woman? They are women who refuse to be limited and force the rest of us to accept them in their humanity. They refuse to be limited by stereotypes and they lift us all with their strength.

Visiting CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou in Federal Prison

By: Monday February 24, 2014 7:02 am

On Saturday,Jane and I went to the federal correctional institution in Loretto, Pennsylvania, to visit former CIA officer and whistleblower John Kiriakou.

October: Domestic Violence and Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By: Sunday October 6, 2013 8:40 am

October is a busy month. Schools have settled into the day-to-day routines. The sports world is busy with the MLB Play-offs; NFL, college, and high school football seasons are in the mix; the NHL has started its season; and NBA basketball training camps have started. College basketball has started having “midnight madness.” The news and weather shows are providing fall foliage reports.

October is also the “awareness” month for two causes that I support very strongly – Breast Cancer Awareness and Domestic Violence Awareness. I

Jane on MSNBC With Tamron Hall Discussing Bradley Manning

By: Thursday August 22, 2013 2:25 pm

I was on MSNBC yesterday with Tamron Hall discussing the sentencing of Bradley Manning (prior to the announcement that henceforth she would like to be called Chelsea).

Katie had a setback

By: Thursday December 20, 2012 4:30 pm

But she couldn’t be more loved.

A Farewell to RT’s ‘The Alyona Show’ – with appearance by Jane Hamsher

By: Monday July 30, 2012 7:10 pm

The final edition of RT’s “The Alyona Show” hosted by Alyona Minkovski aired today. Alyona is going to Los Angeles to join HuffPost Live, a video network set to launch August 13. As the show picks up and heads cross-country, I would like to take a moment to share a few memories about a program that I will never forget..

Jane Hamsher and Glenn Greenwald appeared on the final show.

Happy Birthday Jane

By: Wednesday July 25, 2012 3:37 pm

I hope you have your party hat on, Jane, ’cause we’re all ready to blow our party horns.

Occupy the Blog!

By: Sunday March 11, 2012 7:00 pm

Wow! It has been nearly three weeks since the last Occupy the Blog! diary. While we have reached the doldrums of the winter, the Occupations around the country are still performing their activities, big and small, and making an impact on the world.

Please DONATE to the Occupy Supply fund if you can. It is donations from people like you that allows Occupy Supply to help the Occupations survive the cold.

Occupy Firedoglake Membership!

By: Wednesday February 29, 2012 10:00 am

When the Membership program first began, I made phone calls to welcome folks to their new Firedoglake Membership. Many were individuals whose nom de blogs I had seen in the comments, and many more were folks who had never commented at all but had lurked and enjoyed the original reporting and snark and activism of Firedoglake. Their support — and yours — is what keeps FDL and its team going.

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