Lamott’s Plan B is a Great Summer Read

Mills College Weekly There have been certain writers that I have read that I just plain love, and have changed my life. They are pretty much my “rock stars,” and if I saw them at a reading I imagine I would react like a teenage girl would when seeing the Beatles: screaming, yelling, tearing my […]

Sideways is a Comic Exploration of Love and Friendship

Mills College Weekly When I started to hear the buzz about Sideways a couple of months ago, I was excited. It was directed by Alexander Payne (Election, About Schmidt), and reviewers just loved it and it was a great film. I loved Payne’s previous movies, so I had high expectations for this one. Well, I […]

Celebrating Black Artists in Black History Month: Ossie Davis (1917-2005)

Mills College Weekly On Feb. 4, 2005, America lost one of its true original voices in the arts. If one heard Ossie Davis’ voice, it was hard to forget it.Strong and warm, it was a voice that demanded your attention. Davis’ voice could take different tones; it could be warm and wistful, as when he […]

Clint Eastwood’s Latest Film Million Dollar Baby Delivers a Knockout Punch in Theaters

Mills College Weekly I’ve never been into boxing movies; mostly because I hate fighting, I hate blood, and I hate closing my eyes all during the film until the violence stops. I am happy to say Million Dollar Baby, the latest film directed by Clint Eastwood is an exception to the rule. Not only did […]

English Center for International Women

Mills College Weekly Just across from Founders Commons, the English Center for International Women helps prepare men and women from other countries for life in America by teaching them English, computer skills, how to find a job, and adjust to American culture. The English Center for International Women is “the best kept secret,” according to […]

Lila Lipscomb Visits Oakland to Share Her Message

Lila Lipscomb didn’t want to become famous. If it were up to her, she would still be at home in Flint, Mich. with her family, working as an administrative assistant. But because of her son’s death, and her participation in one of the most controversial films of the year, Lipscomb is using her newfound celebrity […]

A Place for Writers Welcomes Alumna

Mills College Weekly Eleanor Vincent’s life changed forever on April 2, 1992. The day before ended with good news, as Vincent’s daughter, Maya, discovered that she had been accepted into the theater program at University of California, Los Angeles. Then the other shoe fell; the next day, Maya was fatally injured while horseback riding. She […]

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