Anne Helen Petersen teaches media studies at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, where she spends most of her time thinking and writing about stardom and celebrity, past and present. Writing a book on Scandals of Classic Hollywood for Plume/Penguin; always eager to write to new audiences.
Scandals of Classic Hollywood: The Most Wicked Face of Theda Bara
Journalism used to be a trade, not the fairly rarified, elite profession it's become today. To be a reporter meant that you knew the town and the people in it and how to write about them in a way that was fair and that tried, as best as it could, to keep power accountable — not that you had (necessarily) gone to journalism school, or college at all. You weren't an elitist writing on a laptop in an office in the sky; you were out talking to people to whom you would then be accountable.
THE PILOT of Margaret Cho’s All-American Girl opens on the Kim family — five members spanning three generations, dressed too nicely for a family meal — waiting for their sixth, Margaret, to join them at the dinner table. They’re not eating, ostensibly, because of “tradition,” which as any old-school Korean can readily tell you, is already incorrect, because your cue to eat is when the eldest member begins.
. I'd heard about a woman named Samira Page — an Iranian refugee herself, who'd converted to Christianity, went to get a doctorate in divinity, and became an Episcopalian minister — who was teaching Christians that the bible is, in fact, a refugee story. - An essential piece on theThere've been lots of Christians and Jews, especially progressive ones, out there saying that churches should be welcoming refugees. But I was particularly interested in Page's quiet success in Dallas.