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Here’s to You, Women: the Transformation of Gender Roles in the Sixties and Seventies

During one of the gloomiest times in American history, women in the United States broke away from their oppressive housewife roles of the “Sixties” and progressed into an age of liberation and sexual freedom in the “Seventies.” Unlike the Sixties, married and unmarried women of the Seventies gained reproductive rights, such as the right to an abortion and access to birth control, and with more women acquiring professional jobs that were traditionally held by men, the Women’s Liberation Movement demanded equality in the work place. 914 more words

1960s

Don't get to know 'The Boy Next Door'

While Freud may argue that humans are instinctually driven by impulses of love and death, director Rob Cohen and first-time screenwriter Barbara Curry’s melodramatic romance/horror film, “The Boy Next Door,” is a grotesque mockery of the human condition. 333 more words

Film

Here's To You, The Graduate!

Simon & Garfunkel is one of my all-time favorite groups. What an amazing rise to success for these two young boys from Queens, New York, who went on to become the world’s most successful music duo of all time. 335 more words

A Stranger's Ink

This very new shiny goose egg

Harpenfloobarpfalo!

A new blog… the first post.  It might become the most read post; it might become the least.  I guess one of us will find out.   274 more words

Blog

"Plastics." - Movie Review on The Graduate (1967)

Any film synopsis would tell you that The Graduate is about a confused college graduate Ben being seduced by Mrs Robinson, the wife of his father’s business partner, but is then haunted by this short affair as he falls in love with the Robinsons’ daughter Elaine, who in the end elopes with Ben. 684 more words

Movies

My Favorite Musical Moments in Film

Think back to some of your favorite moments from movies. Did they leave an impression in your mind because of a song? By song, I don’t mean the score (although that’s certainly worthy of a post too). 1,215 more words