Linda Stirling Unmasked: The Black Whip

: 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.



Women Film Critics Circle On The Air: Jan Huttner Disses The Oscars

**Arts Express: The Politics Of The Oscars. Hot Pink Pen movie critic Jan Lisa Huttner phones in to Arts Express from Chicago with the Oscar Blues, and rants about the upcoming Academy Awards. Jan also weighs in on movie review haikus; Tolstoy, Madame Bovary, and Jane Eyre; pen names; a tale of three film critic personas she harbors; what in the world is Swan Day; and what's up with male movie reviewers behind critic closed doors.

Jan Lisa Huttner is a member of the Women Film Critics Circle and the Chicago Film Critics Association. She also writes at The Hot Pink Pen, and the critic dating guide, Jan is the author of the new book, Penny's Picks: 50 Movies By Women Filmmakers.

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