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.



And The Oscar Does Not Go To ... Nicole Holofcener

 By S. Jhoanna Robledo

There Can Never Be 'Enough Said' About This Academy Snub

'....It’s not easy to write people as complex and exposed as these. Unfortunately, the Oscars don’t always reward those who write them. Especially female writers. Of the 14 screenwriters nominated for 10 movies in the original and adapted screenplay categories this year, only two are women: Julie Delpy for the excellent Before Midnight and Melisa Wallack for Dallas Buyers Club. (Both share credit with male co-authors.)
So to hell with the Oscars. They break our hearts, and we’re too old for that shit...'


S. Jhoanna Robledo is contributing editor at New York Magazine. She has written for Self and Real Simple, and, and she is the film critic at S. Jhoanna Robledo is a member of the Women Film Critics Circle.

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