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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.

Mattachine Society

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] Genderealization. Lawrence Lessig: Laws that choke creativity. Infographics. Storyboarding. 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.

The court was right to side with YouTube over Viacom.

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.

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.

How the Bell lobby helped midwife YouTube.

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 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.

National Legion of Decency

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.

Daughters of Bilitis

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. Coming Out Under Fire (1994. What Does Manhood Mean in 2013? What does it mean to be a man in 2013?

What Does Manhood Mean 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. 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.

Let’s Talk About America For a Second: Top 50 Manliest Men in American History

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. Had to throw Albert Clifford in here to start it up. 49. Look at that monster! 48. Ayeeee! 47. 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.

Ron Swanson

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. 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.

The Film Sufi: "Leila" - Dariush Mehrjui (1998)

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.

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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.

Julie Dash

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).

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. 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.

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). Video Dictionary: Vidtionary. Center for Digital Storytelling.

Digital storytelling. Animation software. 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.

The original guilty pleasure, these fun and energetic films had all the action, comedy, sex and groovy music you could want in two hours worth of entertainment. " Watch NOVA Online. Film Studies For Free. Film Studies: PLEASE START HERE: Welcome to the Course.