Friday News Bites: Loretta Lynch, Calbuco Volcano, SCIENCE! + More

If you need a reason to eat ALL the cheese, then this is the Friday News Bites for you. Let’s get started:

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Badass Ladies of History: Margaret Bourke-White

Margaret Bourke-White was a lady of firsts. She was the first female war photographer, the first foreign photographer allowed to visit the Soviet Union, and the photographer whose photograph was featured on the very first issue of LIFE magazine. She was also the only female photographer to document the concentration camps at the end of World War II, and one of the last journalists to speak to and photograph Mohandas Gandhi before his assassination. Read More Badass Ladies of History: Margaret Bourke-White

Miss Representation: Film Review

“You can’t be what you can’t see.” This is a quote by Marie Wilson, president and founder of The White House Project, and the tag line for Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s documentary, Miss Representation, a film that looks at the media’s impact on the American discourse of women’s bodies, women in power and the effect of internalization of being sold the same standards of what women should be, year after year. Read More Miss Representation: Film Review

Badass Ladies of History: Dorthea Lange

Dorthea Lange, documentary photographer, lady, and badass, got her start the same way many great photographers of her generation did, as a staff member of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information. From 1935-1939, she traveled with her husband–or rather he traveled with her— interviewing and photographing the rural poor and sharecroppers of the South. Read More Badass Ladies of History: Dorthea Lange