How to Talk About Film Without Sounding Like an Ignorant Moose (part three)

So you want to change the camera angle, but you don’t want to cut the film for some reason. What do? You move the camera while the film is still rolling, of course. And because nothing in film is complete without jargon, there are tons of special terms for each type of camera move. Read More How to Talk About Film Without Sounding Like an Ignorant Moose (part three)

But My Boots Just Have Buttons: Maggie and the Belief in Boot Straps

While watching the Republican response to the State of the Union last week, I heard something that really irked me. During the speech, while on the topic of unemployment, Daniels mentioned that “[o]ne in five men of prime working age”¦did not go to work today.” It was one of those things that left a bad taste in my mouth, particularly because it seemed to be in response to the point President Obama made about women and men being compensated equally for the work they did. I kept racking my brains. What was he saying? Was he saying that we should be more concerned about the men who are out of work than the women who are in the same position? And then, in the midst of all the jokes filling my Facebook feed about bootstraps, it all seemed to make sense. Read More But My Boots Just Have Buttons: Maggie and the Belief in Boot Straps