AGORA
: Dragged from her chariot by a mob of fanatical vigilante Christian monks, the revered astronomer was stripped naked, skinned to her bones with sharp oyster shells, stoned and burned alive as possibly the first executed witch in history. A kind of purge that was apparently big business back then.


CRITICAL WOMEN HEADLINES

5/24/11

!War: Women Art Revolution - Conversation And Commentary

Filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson's !War: Women Art Revolution is opening in theaters across the country.

READ PENELOPE ANDREW HUFFINGTON POST REVIEW HERE

LISTEN TO DIRECTOR LYNN HERSHMAN LEESON INTERVIEW HERE 

Spain Rodriguez, whose cartoon characters like Trashman became icons in 1960s radical underground newspapers, has collaborated with Leeson on this feminist art history and unique interactive project with reader participation, to expand the scope of !WAR into the future. The comic book, with text by Spain, Leeson and Alexandra Chowaniec also includes a visual arts curriculum guide by Krista Lynes and Claire Daigle, and a film and video guide by Fiona Summers.

Penelope Andrew writes for The Huffington Post/AOL News, WestView News, Bright Lights Film Journal, Critical Women On Film and Arts Express Syndicate. She is a member of The Women Film Critics Circle. 

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