FDL Movie Night: Love Me

By: Monday April 28, 2014 4:59 pm

Love Me, directed by tonight’s guest Jonathan Narducci, follows a group of men in search of a life partner as they traverse the the unique world of Ukrainian email-order brides. Each hopes to find true love and a lasting relationship as they embark on a romance tour of the Ukraine, organized by A Foreign Affair, one of the world’s leading international dating websites.

 

‘Moccasins on the Ground’ Aims to Shield People From ‘Black Venom’ of Keystone XL

By: Sunday April 20, 2014 4:00 pm

First Nations people started the Keystone XL fight in the U.S. by waking up the world to the survival threats posed by Canada’s poisonous tar sands mining. Indigenous leaders now vow to end the Keystone XL fight by vanquishing, once and for all, the northern leg of TransCanada’s “black venom” tar sands pipeline.

Angel Haze Remixes Same Love, Resulting Track Is an Ode to Self Love

By: Saturday November 2, 2013 6:00 pm

Angel Haze is no stranger to leveraging her platform – and her art- to tackle uncomfortable subjects. She’s also no stranger to remixing previous works to say something totally new and necessary in a way that only she can.

Case and point: the artist’s remix of Macklemore’s hit single Same Love.

FDL Movie Night: Black Tulip

By: Monday January 14, 2013 5:00 pm

Based on a true story, The Black Tulip takes us to Kabul in 2001 after the Taliban has been routed, as the hope of freedom returns. Written, directed, and produced by our guest Sonia Nassery Cole, who stars as Farishta Mansouri, The Black Tulip follows Faishta and her family as they open a restaurant in Kabul in the building where her father had his bookstore, Poet’s Corner. As children, Farishta and her sister witnessed Taliban troops kidnapping her father and burning his shop. Now despite the worries of her mother, and concerns of her husband, Farishta hopes to honor his memory with poetry readings and hospitality. Poet’s Corner restaurant grows in popularity, becoming a place where both the military and those opposed to them can enjoy traditional food, music, and an open microphone.

Late Night: ‘All of it is an act of love’

By: Monday December 31, 2012 8:00 pm

I think we spend so much time rationalizing the bad stuff, calling anything that isn’t constant implosion boring, making the lows about the corresponding highs as if the latter justifies the former, we overlook all the ways in which love is every day.

Pull Up a Chair and Share a Hug

By: Saturday November 3, 2012 5:00 am

A final hug for our dear friend

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Deborah Emin, Scags at 18 (novel)

By: Saturday May 5, 2012 1:59 pm

Going away to college is one the defining moments in anyone’s life, and for Scags Morgenstern, the heroine of Deborah Emin’s Scags at 18, her first semester at an elite Vermont college, where she’s a scholarship student, shifts her world.

Told in the first person as diary entries, Scags’ first semester expresses the questioning and discovery that comes with growing into adulthood.

This Just In: Love And Marriage Often Go Together Like A Horse And Carriage

By: Friday February 24, 2012 6:01 pm

Why should it be surprising that people who really really want to get married are crazy in love with each other?

Late Night FDL: Love, Cats and Other Mysteries

By: Tuesday February 14, 2012 8:00 pm

Chocolate. Roses. Kittens. Lotz of kittehs.

FDL Movie Night: Bell, Book and Candle

By: Monday February 14, 2011 5:00 pm

Tonight’s movie, Bell, Book and Candle, based on the play by John Van Druten addresses aspects of love and power, as well as magic and romance. It’s really a tragedy rather than a comedy, as it reinforces stereotypical roles about men, women and witches.

In BB&C–which was directed by an old family friend Richard Quine, who I thought was soooo cool as I was growing up–Greenwich gallery owner/witch Gillian’s attention is drawn to new neighbor Shep Henderson (Jimmy Stewart) so her aunt, also a witch, does a spell to draw them together. The implication is that it’s lust, as opposed to falling in love–according to the plot, not real life–will cause a witch to loose her powers.

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