NPR Choice page. Script A Witch Monthy Python. Hollywood Ten. In October 1947, 10 members of the Hollywood film industry publicly denounced the tactics employed by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), an investigative committee of the U.S.
House of Representatives, during its probe of alleged communist influence in the American motion picture business. These prominent screenwriters and directors, who became known as the Hollywood Ten, received jail sentences and were banned from working for the major Hollywood studios. Their defiant stands also placed them at center stage in a national debate over the controversial anti-communist crackdown that swept through the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s. When is Thanksgiving? Colonizing America: Crash Course US History #2. Colonial America, ep 3: Wicked Witches of Massachusetts. Are witches the ultimate feminists? Men have always feared powerful women, Kristin J Sollee argues in her new book, Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive, and the witch is the ultimate personification of that terror.
“Witches, sluts, and feminists are the trifecta of terror for the patriarchy,” Sollee explains. “To me, the primal impulse behind each of these contested identities is self-sovereignty … witches, sluts, and feminists embody the potential for self-directed feminine power, and sexual and intellectual freedom.” Sollee’s book positions itself as a whirlwind history of the witch in America and her shared history with sexually liberated women and radical liberationary politics. It’s a bite-sized grimoire than spans centuries, name-checking mythological menaces like Hecate, the Greek goddess of witchcraft, alongside historical heroines such as Joan of Arc and modern-day figures such as Malala Yousafzai. Hillary Clinton – the Wicked Witch of the Left – is given her own chapter. CO Salem 1692. From Circe to Clinton: why powerful women are cast as witches. During the 2016 US presidential election, American social media was flooded with images of Hillary Clinton wearing a black hat and riding a broom, or else cackling with green skin.
Her opponents named her The Wicked Witch of the Left, claimed they had sources testifying that she smelled of sulphur, and took particular delight in depictions of her being melted. Given that the last witch trial in the US was more than 100 hundred years ago, what are we to make of this? In the late 19th century, the suffragette Matilda Joslyn Gage asserted something revolutionary. The persecution of witches, she said, had nothing to do with fighting evil or resisting the devil. It was simply entrenched social misogyny, the goal of which was to repress the intellect of women. Obviously, she was on to something. A better parallel to “witch” is the word “whore”. Let’s start with the classic: the evil, aged crone. The most famous of this type must be Shakespeare’s weird sisters from Macbeth.
Bewitched tweaked ’60s gender roles and became one of the first feminist sitcoms. For most of the history of television, the barrier to syndication—and to profitability—has been 100 episodes.
The shows that have made it to that mark are an unusual group. Many were big hits. Some found small cult audiences. Still others just hung on as best they could and never posted numbers quite low enough to be canceled. In 100 Episodes, we examine the shows that made it to that number, considering both how they advanced and reflected the medium and what contributed to their popularity. Television has always had its high-concept sitcoms, shows where the comedic premise was so integral to the series that it could never simply settle into being about its characters, as most sitcoms do. The ’60s were unquestionably the top decade for high-concept sitcoms.
Most of these shows have a reputation for being terrible, many of them justifiably. Arnold’s first mission was to relegate witchcraft to the show’s sidelines, where it wouldn’t take over the storytelling. Episode 8: WITCH in Action. Stop the Absurd Witch Hunt Against Halloween. Omsk regional legislators moved to protect children from another "dangerous and morally corrupt U.S. cultural influence" last week.
They banned Halloween celebrations in all schools. Moscow authorities supported the initiative, issuing a strong "recommendation" to all school directors to avoid Halloween celebrations. The lawmakers, who were reacting to a complaint from a local parents group, cited three fundamentally flawed reasons for the ban. Russian lawmakers believe Halloween is "extremist," causes psychological harm and is an evil U.S. plot to morally corrupt Russians. Crucibleaccused. Village of Fear texte. Scarlet letter. Why Arthur Miller Wrote "The Crucible"