Ella Taylor http://ksut.org en 'Vivian Maier' Brings Nanny-Photographer's Life Into Focus http://ksut.org/post/vivian-maier-brings-nanny-photographers-life-focus Is an artist's life relevant to her reputation as an artist? Thu, 27 Mar 2014 22:52:00 +0000 Ella Taylor 31554 at http://ksut.org 'Vivian Maier' Brings Nanny-Photographer's Life Into Focus Silent For Years, A Riot Grrrl Steps Back To The Mic http://ksut.org/post/silent-years-riot-grrrl-steps-back-mic To many baffled outsiders over 40, <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/106311747/bikini-kill">Bikini Kill</a> frontwoman Kathleen Hanna was a weirdo riot grrrl bopping up and down onstage in her bra and panties, bellowing atonal revenge lyrics at anyone who'd keep her and her fellow women down.<p>To her ardent young following of 1990s Third Wave feminists, though, Hanna was an alt Messiah, hacking out a space for women in the punk-rock mosh pit and sounding an enraged alarm on behalf of victims of sexual assault.<p>Contrary to many media reports, she explains in the lively new biography <em>Th Thu, 28 Nov 2013 22:03:00 +0000 Ella Taylor 26672 at http://ksut.org Silent For Years, A Riot Grrrl Steps Back To The Mic Fighting For Their Family, One Day At A Time http://ksut.org/post/fighting-their-family-one-day-time It would take a heart of stone — or zero tolerance for soap — to resist <em>Any Day Now</em>, a full-throttle weepie about a West Hollywood gay couple trying to adopt a neglected boy with Down syndrome.<p>Their quest might be an easier one today, when 16 American states permit joint adoption for same-sex couples, and all manner of family forms proliferate on and off-screen. But the film, loosely taken from real-life events, is set in 1979, when institutional homophobia was as common as pointy collars on loud print shirts. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 22:03:00 +0000 Ella Taylor 11126 at http://ksut.org Fighting For Their Family, One Day At A Time