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Mattachine Society. The Mattachine Society, founded in 1950, was one of the earliest homophile (gay rights) organizations in the United States, probably second only to Chicago's Society for Human Rights. Harry Hay and a group of Los Angeles male friends formed the group to protect and improve the rights of gay men. Because of concerns for secrecy and the founders' left-wing ideology, they adopted the cell organization being used by the Communist Party of the United States (CPUSA). In the anti-Communist atmosphere of the 1950s, the Society's growing membership replaced the group's early Communist model with a more traditional ameliorative civil rights leadership style and programme. Then, as branches formed in other cities, the Society splintered in regional groups by 1961. Founding[edit] Members of the Mattachine Society in a rare group photograph.

Naming[edit] One masque group was known as the "Société Mattachine. " The Mattachine Society used so-called harlequin diamonds as their emblem. Affiliations[edit] Genderealization. Lawrence Lessig: Laws that choke creativity. Infographics. Storyboarding. Lessig | Blog, news, books. The court was right to side with YouTube over Viacom. In March, I criticized YouTube's founders for their apparent disregard for copyright law during the site's first few years of operation. Internal e-mail messages that were released as part of a billion-dollar lawsuit that Viacom filed against Google, which owns YouTube, suggested that the founders "were aware of a lot of infringing content on the site but decided to ignore much of it in order to keep YouTube growing," I wrote.

Farhad Manjoo is a technology columnist for the Wall Street Journal and the author of True Enough. Follow Sure, e-mails also showed that Viacom—which owns MTV, Comedy Central, and several other TV and film properties whose clips were a hot item on YouTube—was acting in pretty shady ways. At the same time that it was accusing YouTube of theft, Viacom had hired marketing agents to surreptitiously post clips on YouTube in an effort to score viral hits. Still, I argued, Viacom's actions didn't excuse YouTube's founders. This is where I was off the mark. How the Bell lobby helped midwife YouTube. When Google bought YouTube, the conventional wisdom—expressed in op-eds, newspaper articles, and scary editorial cartoons —was that they'd also bought themselves a whole heap of copyright trouble.

The New York Times used the phrase "litigation-laden landmine. " Part-time copyright theorist Mark Cuban warned that YouTube would face the same copyright fate as Napster. There's only one problem with these theories: the copyright law itself. Under the copyright code, YouTube is in much better legal shape than anyone seems to want to accept. The site enjoys a strong legal "safe harbor," a law largely respected by the television and film industries for the choices it gives them. But the most interesting thing is where all this legal armor protecting YouTube—and most of the Web 2.0 (user-generated content) industry—comes from. This summer, Sen. Had that view prevailed, there would probably be no YouTube today, and also no free blog sites, and maybe not even Google or Web 2.0. Why? The Celluloid Closet (1995. Advertisements. National Legion of Decency. The National Legion of Decency was an organization dedicated to identifying and combating objectionable content, from the point of view of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States, in motion pictures.

For the first quarter-century or so of its existence, the legion wielded great power in the American motion picture industry. The Legion was founded in 1933 by Archbishop of Cincinnati John T. McNicholas as the Catholic Legion of Decency (CLOD) in response to an address given by apostolic delegate Archbishop Amleto Giovanni Cicognani at the Catholic Charities Convention in New York City. Cicognani warned against the "massacre of innocence of youth" and urged a campaign for "the purification of the cinema. " Though established by Roman Catholic bishops, the Legion originally included many Protestant and even some Jewish clerics. It was renamed in April 1934, substituting National for Catholic. History[edit] 1933-1952[edit] Joseph Burstyn, Inc v Wilson (1952)[edit] Rating system[edit] Daughters of Bilitis. The Daughters of Bilitis /bɪˈliːtɨs/, also called the DOB or the Daughters, was the first lesbian civil and political rights organization in the United States.

The organization, formed in San Francisco in 1955, was conceived as a social alternative to lesbian bars, which were subject to raids and police harassment. As the DOB gained members, their focus shifted to providing support to women who were afraid to come out. The DOB educated them about their rights, and about gay history. Historian Lillian Faderman declared, "Its very establishment in the midst of witch-hunts and police harassment was an act of courage, since members always had to fear that they were under attack, not because of what they did, but merely because of who they were Background[edit] The years after the end of World War II were some of the most socially repressive in US history. History[edit] Naming[edit] The name of the newfound club was chosen in its second meeting. Mission[edit] Methods[edit] Rise of feminism[edit] Coming Out Under Fire (1994. What Does Manhood Mean in 2013? What does it mean to be a man in 2013? Consider four data points from recent weeks: 1.

Tech entrepreneur Bryan Goldberg, who became an Internet laughingstock last month when he issued a stupendously tone-deaf announcement for Bustle, his new site aimed at women, was bashed all over again this week following a New Yorker profile in which he appeared to be overcompensating for his prior gender gaffes. “We didn’t want pink everywhere,” he told the magazine, noting that women seem to be interested in all kinds of things, from earrings to Zumba to Amanda Bynes to Syria. 2. 3. 4.

What’s striking isn’t the lack of consensus on what defines masculinity now, but the utter confusion about how to go about doing so. And much of that confusion can be traced back to the fact that we’re still adapting to an expanded definition of what it means to be a woman. JWT’s millennial men were more likely to answer affirmatively to statements like "Men can't be men anymore.”

Esquire Life of Man. Let’s Talk About America For a Second: Top 50 Manliest Men in American History. For Memorial Day, I have a special Let’s Talk about America segment for all of you. A semi serious list of the top 50 manliest men in American History. In this list I will cover all types of men from super stud TV lifeguard Mitch Buchannon to true American heroes like Honest Abe Lincoln. It was impossible to fit every manly man in here so if I left someone out, let me know about it!

So without further ado I give you: 50. A.C. Slater Had to throw Albert Clifford in here to start it up. 49. Look at that monster! 48. Ayeeee! 47. Speaking of jumping shit…Evel Knievel comes in at #47. 46. The Dude Abides. 45. Don’t even know his real name. 44. Bangin chicks and savin lives..that’s what Mitch Bucannon does! 43. Ditka vs A hurricane…who ya got?

42. MacGyver lands 42 on the list of manliest men due to his keen ability to save lives with the only the materials given around him. 41. IF YA SMELLLLLLLL-LA-LA-LA-LA-LAUUU WHAT THE ROCK IS COOKIN. 40. Sonic Booooommm! 39. 38. 37. 36. 15. 34. 33. 32. 9. Ron Swanson. Ronald Ulysses "Ron" Swanson is a fictional character portrayed by Nick Offerman from the situation comedy television series Parks and Recreation on NBC, created by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur. In the series, Ron is the director of the parks and recreation department of Pawnee, Indiana and the immediate superior of series protagonist Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) until Knope's election to the Pawnee City Council at the end of Season 4. In demeanor, political philosophy and work ethic Knope and Swanson's are very nearly polar opposites: where Knope is sunny and outgoing, decidedly liberal and constantly working, Swanson is distant, and as a staunch libertarian, is a strong advocate for small government and therefore believes that the parks department should not even exist.

Ron, who has an extremely deadpan and masculine personality, actively works to make city hall less effective and despises interacting with the public. He loves meat, hunting, whisky, and breakfast foods. 27 Ways To Be As American As Ron Swanson. Ron Swanson's Man Rules. Ron Swanson (RonUSwanson) Cats That Look Like Ron Swanson. The Making Of A Man: How Ron Swanson Became Ron Swanson. It seems unlikely that the breakout character on personality-driven ensemble sitcom Parks and Recreation, anchored as it is by comedic heavyweights Amy Poehler and Aziz Ansari, would be the one played by journeyman actor Nick Offerman. But it’s true; Poehler’s Leslie Knope may be the heart and soul of the show, but Offerman is its Ron Fu@king Swanson. The eminently quotable Ron Swanson is a unique specimen on television. He is the epitome of masculinity, without being a caricature. He has pronounced political views, without being preachy.

Like all great sitcom characters, Ron Swanson gets laughs for behaving in a way that the audience recognizes he would behave. Offerman is busy these days, with upcoming roles in Smashed andSomeone Up There Likes Me, as well as his one-man show American Ham at UCLA on September 29th. Beginning With Broad Strokes Programming In the Performers’ Personalities They created the show very organically, I think. Sometimes it’s a Matter of Serendipity. Wadjda (2012.

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The Film Sufi: "Leila" - Dariush Mehrjui (1998) In all of Mehrjui’s films there is a subtle tension between the outlook of the individual and the cultural norms of society – a tension which goes beyond the simple black-and-white dichotomy of a heroic individual struggling against selfish and materialistic social forces. Mehrjui’s skill in exploring the nuances of these tensions is what makes him a leading exponent of Existentialism in Film, and certainly Leila stands as one of his best. Note that for various social and psychological reasons that I won’t delve into here, the Existentialist film protagonist is usually a man (a notable exceptions is Antonioni's Red Desert), but in Leila it’s the feminine perspective that takes centre stage, with the script based on a story by a woman, Mahnaz Ansarian.

The entire story of Leila is depicted from her individual perspective, and it is presented as a subjective recollection of past events. There are no scenes from any objective narrator’s point of view.

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Discourse Project. Understanding Gender. Asian Americans and American Film. Native American. The Nature of Things: The Secret Life of Inanimate Objects: Lyall Watson: 9780892814084: Carrie Mae Weems. Senses of Cinema. Musarium: Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America. Julie Dash. Julie Dash (born October 22, 1952) is an American filmmaker, author and member of the L.A. Rebellion. Her Daughters of the Dust (1992) was the first full-length film by an African-American woman with general theatrical release in the United States. Dash is the film's producer, screenwriter and director. In 2004, Daughters of the Dust was included in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. One of a generation of African and African-American filmmakers from the UCLA Film School who have created an alternative to Hollywood films, Dash has also made numerous music videos and television movies, the latter including Funny Valentines (1999), Incognito (1999), Love Song (2000), and The Rosa Parks Story (2002).

Dash's book Daughters of the Dust: A Novel (1997) is a sequel to the film, set 20 years later in Harlem and the Sea Islands. Early life[edit] Julie Dash was born on October 22, 1952 in Queens, New York. Dash began her study of film in 1969 at the Studio Museum of Harlem. Beau Lotto: Optical illusions show how we see. Convert. Make Your Images Interactive - ThingLink. Magazine Cover: The New Face of America - Nov. 18, 1993 - Ethnicity - Race - Demographics - Immigration. Digital storytelling in the classroom. Digital storytelling. Digital storytelling refers to a short form of digital media production that allows everyday people to share aspects of their life story.

"Media" may include the digital equivalent of film techniques (full-motion video with sound), animation, stills, audio only, or any of the other forms of non-physical media (material that exists only as electronic files as opposed to actual paintings or photographs on paper, sounds stored on tape or disc, movies stored on film) which individuals can use to tell a story or present an idea. Introduction[edit] "Digital storytelling" is a relatively new term which describes the new practice of ordinary people who use digital tools to tell their 'story'.

Digital stories often present in compelling and emotionally engaging formats, and can be interactive. One can define digital storytelling as the process by which diverse peoples share their life story and creative imaginings with others. Development and pioneers[edit] Components[edit] Uses in education[edit] 64 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information. Big Universe- for younger childrenBlurb- prices start at $10.95 (small book) discounts on quantity orders Bookemon BoomWriter- students write a book together; class gets one free copy (free shipping) ClassikTV- create a movie by adding subtitles to old movie scenes Creaza- suite of creative tools, including cartoonist, movie editor, audio editor and mindmaps DigiTales- create 3-5 minute stories from these types: living memories, beyond words, itza wrap Do Ink- create Flash-style animations using a "simple and friendly vector editor Domo Animate- free animation website offers characters with dialogue, backdrops and special effects Glogster- drag and drop text, images, audio, video drawings and more; premium edition has no ads Kerpoof- make movies, cards, drawings,pictures, tell stories; for grades K-8; site also has lesson plans and teacher tools.

Lightning Bug -assists students in writing a story from finding an idea to finishing the story My eBook- create novels, comics, magazines, brochures. Visual storytelling: 14 tools for journalists. Credit: Image by TapiF on Flickr. Some rights reserved Over the past year here at we have reported on a number of new tools and platforms which have been launched or updated, which offer journalists different ways of telling stories visually. Our news:rewired events have also highlighted a number of those tools, most recently in a dedicated session on visual storytelling at news:rewired - digital stories, which was held last Thursday (6 December). Here is a list of just 14 tools that journalists might find useful.

Some launched this year, while others have been around for some time now but continue to be used by news outlets today. Timelines 1. Users simply sign up to Timetoast and then they can create embeddable timelines. Each event added to the timeline can have an image and link added to it. 2. Another timeline building option is Dipity, which users also sign up to use, either directly through Dipity or via Facebook. Data visualisations 3. 4. 5. Multimedia packages 6. 7. Video Dictionary: Vidtionary. Center for Digital Storytelling. Digital storytelling. Wideo - Make animated online videos free. Documentary Films - African American Studies Research Guide - Guides at Michigan State University Libraries. All African American documentaries are located in the Digital and Multimedia Center unless otherwise indicated. Movies can be checked out unless reserved for a class. BaadAssss Cinema : a Bold Look at 70's Blaxploitation Films / Independent Film Channel presents a Minerva Pictures production ; directed by Isaac Julien ; produced by Paula Jalfon and Colin MacCabe.

Docurama : Distributed by New Video, c2002. 1 DVD videodisc (56 min.) PN1995.9.N4 B323 2002 VideoDVD : "In this groundbreaking documentary from the Independent Film channel, filmmaker Isaac Julien takes us back to the early 70s and the explosion of blaxploitation films, today one of American cinema's most beloved cult genres. Ballad of Henry Box Brown (7 min.) Banished / written by Marco Williams and Maia Harris ; director-producer, Marco Williams ; co-producer, Maia Harris ; a co-production of the Center for Investigative Reporting and Two Tone Productions ; produced in association with ITVS and NBPC. Black by Popular Demand. Dying to Be Thin | Watch NOVA Online. Film Studies For Free. Film Studies: PLEASE START HERE: Welcome to the Course.