Cover of Whip ItWe thought maybe the Seattle rain had let up for the season, but instead were stuck with actual storms. STORMS, people! Time to curl up with a good internet, and avoid going outside until mid-June.
Interesting news today that Drew Barrymore has signed on to direct a sequel to the Wizard of Oz, titled Surrender Dorothy. We at Reel Grrls loved her directorial debut with Whip It, so we've got some pretty high hopes. Unfortunately, Drew has a bit of a strange history when it comes to women oriented media. I loved Charlie's Angels, which she produced- it was a great example of what a female driven action blockbuster can look like, despite it's shortcomings. But she also produces the very mean VH1 series Tough Love. So, what do you think, will this new Wizard of Oz movie be any good?
Our friends Youth In Focus are recruiting youth for their summer photography classes. Learn photography for free in this great program!
Anne Elizabeth Moore is a very cool writer and activist. Recently, she received a fellowship to teach self-publishing to young women in Cambodia. Her new little book about the experience, Cambodian Grrrl, is available now.
Bitch Magazine is pretty much the greatest magazine publishing today, in my humble opinion. And they have a new issue out! You can visit their website now to read some of the articles.
Finally, I have to say that I am really digging this extremely silly video today. It's the staff of NPR lipsyncing to Gaga and Beyonce's Telephone. It's probably not nearly as funny if you aren't an NPR fan, but if like me you've been listening to Robert Seigel's voice every morning for years, seeing him read absurd pop lyrics may cause you to go into hysterics.