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‘Traverse Talks’ Episode 18: Esmy Jimenez On Life As A Journalist And DACA Recipient

In this episode of “Traverse Talks with Sueann Ramella,” KUOW reporter Esmy Jimenez talks about her life growing up in a rural part of central Washington as an undocumented immigrant, being the first in her family to attend college, and the fun and hardship of reporting on the never-ending news cycle. Continue Reading ‘Traverse Talks’ Episode 18: Esmy Jimenez On Life As A Journalist And DACA Recipient

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Jury members Mylène Farmer, Kleber Mendonça Filho, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jessica Hausner, Mati Diop, jury president Spike Lee, jury members Mélanie Laurent, Tahar Rahim and Song Kang-ho attend the Jury photocall during the 74th annual Cannes Film Festival on July 6, 2021, in Cannes, France. Kate Green/Getty Images

Cannes Rolls Out The Red Carpet For An Expanded, More Inclusive Film Festival

There will be 24 films in the official competition this year, a few more than usual over the festival’s almost two-week duration. There are dozens of additional films from around the world being screened out of competition. A new section called Cannes Premieres has also been organized to show selections from a year’s worth of cinema that were missed because of the pandemic. Continue Reading Cannes Rolls Out The Red Carpet For An Expanded, More Inclusive Film Festival

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Ruby and Sapphire get married on Steven Universe. Cartoon Network

After Decades In The Background, Queer Characters Step To The Front In Kids’ Media

The Peabody award-winning series Steven Universe, which broke barriers in queer representation by airing the first LBGTQ wedding in a kid’s series when Ruby and Sapphire (who are actually living rocks, yes, but feminine-coded rocks who use she/her pronouns and present as female) got married. Continue Reading After Decades In The Background, Queer Characters Step To The Front In Kids’ Media

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Singer and actor Leslie Grace stars as Nina Rosario (center), the beloved and brilliant neighborhood sweetheart in the film adaptation of the musical In the Heights. Macall Polay/Warner Brothers

The Limitations Of ‘Latinidad’: How Colorism Haunts ‘In The Heights’

On the Monday after the release of In the Heights, its creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda posted not a congratulatory note but an apology. Over the weekend, the conversation around colorism and In the Heights reached a fever pitch as more viewers began to wonder why there weren’t any dark-skinned Afro-Latinos in any of the leading roles to represent a place as diverse as Washington Heights. Continue Reading The Limitations Of ‘Latinidad’: How Colorism Haunts ‘In The Heights’

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