Will Vinton, Father of Claymation, Passes Away

A Portland film legend passed away today. Will Vinton, animator extraordinaire, died at the age of 70. Vinton founded Will Vinton Studios in 1976 and created multiple award-winning works, and other notable films, commercials, and television series; the studio contributed to the vibrant animation community for which Portland is world-renowned. I spent an afternoon with…

The ‘L’ Word in 1990s Bellingham

 “The ‘L’ Word”: Politicized Lesbian Identity in 1990s Bellingham, Washington By Nova Clark  “The L Word” was a volunteer made, alternative newspaper from 1994-1996, distributed in Bellingham, Washington. The paper’s self-proclaimed goal was to serve the “women loving women” community of Whatcom County. The paper was created by a lesbian named Mary, and run entirely…

From Bra-Burners to Bureaucracy

From Bra-Burners to Bureaucracy: The Evolution of Second-Wave Feminism through NOW Newsletters By Alexandria Baker In recent years, the feminist movement has made something of a comeback. While still the cause of narrowed eyes in some parts of the country, it seems the majority of American women now identify at least somewhat with the movement.…

Shaun Scott and “Pacific Aggression”: An Interview

By Mary Erickson Seattle filmmaker Shaun Scott’s fourth film, Pacific Aggression, delves into the intricacies and intimacies of life within and without the digital world. Meryl Applegate (played by Libby Matthews) is on a digital fast of sorts after admitting she was online stalking writer Frank Waters (played by Trevor Young Marston), who had visited…