News & Updates

  • 07/27/2015 Loung Ung’s work to be adapted for Netflix by Angelina Jolie

    Author and activist Loung Ung survived the Cambodian Genocide as a child. Now her internationally recognized memoir ‘First They Killed My Father’ is going to be adapted for film by Netflix and Angelina Jolie. Oscar-winning actress Jolie Pitt, who directed 2014’s Unbroken, read Ung’s book, which was published in 2000, and the two became close friends.

    “I was deeply affected by Loung’s book,” Jolie Pitt says in a statement accompanying the Netflix announcement. “It deepened forever my understanding of how children experience war and are affected by the emotional memory of it. And it helped me draw closer still to the people of Cambodia, my son’s homeland.”

  • 02/08/2015 Announcing Crash Course Astronomy

    Phil Plait launched a new video series Crash Course Astronomy.

    It is a fun and informative lesson in astronomy written and hosted by Phil Plait, made possible by a recently announced partnership between Crash Course and PBS Digital Studios. Watch the current episodes on Phil’s speaker video page. New episodes of the series are posted on every Thursday on YouTube.

  • 09/05/2014 The Equal Voice Advocate features Jen Marlowe’s writing

    Jen Marlowe’s writing is featured in ‘The Equal Voice Advocate’ this month. The Equal Voice Advocate is the publication of Hedgebrook. “My writing (and filmmaking) is in the service of activism, but I don’t know if that makes it activist writing.”

  • 09/04/2014 Elissa Washuta has 2 articles about NA issues out this week

    Elissa Washuta has two new columns about Native American identity and issues out this week. At Racialious you’ll find “Violence against Indigenous Women: Fun, Sexy, and No Big Deal on the Big Screen.” At The Weeklings you’ll find “I Am Not Pocahontas”.