In the wake of all the recent "women aren't funny" nonsense surrounding Paul Feig's Ghostbusters, just imagine what it must have been like to be a woman trying to direct comedies thirty years ago. Before Nora Ephron and Penny Marshall...
The video features a recording of an interview that took place in 1975 between Nora Ephron and Studs Terkel.
"I've never believed in objective journalism... because all writing is about selecting what you want to use. And as soon as you choose what to select, you're not being objective."
In the latest episode of the wonderfully animated lost interview series “Blank on Blank“, 34-year old writer Nora Ephron sat down with interviewer Studs Terkel in 1975 to talk about her new book Crazy Salad, the roles women played in society, how women were portrayed in the media and how she was able to be […]
“This is not a true story,” Delia Ephron insists in the acknowledgments section of her novel “Siracusa.” “All characters and circumstances are fictional.” Why this cautionary note? Perhaps Ephron – whose late sister Nora Ephron famously skewered her ex-husband, the journalist Carl Bernstein, in...
If your life doesn't revolve around everything Nora Ephron, you're doing it wrong. For the Nora essentialists, here's a list of nine books she inspired (and some of her own), from our friends at Off the Shelf, a daily blog that connects great books with great readers. Daughter. Show More Summary
Nora Ephron was 65 when she felt bad about her neck. At 64, I feel bad about my elbows. It is nature's gift that I don't have to look at them. But you do, so let me apologize in advance. Maybe that's why we are invisible. We are a walking advertisement for the inevitable pull of gravity and today's youth clearly would rather not be reminded. Show More Summary
Nora Ephron once said "Everything is copy," meaning if you're a writer, bad experiences are simply fuel for good stories. I have found this to be undeniably true. I was on a date recently where the guy just didn't get it. Nice enough, but he brought up every topic I loathe discussing. Show More Summary
I swear, I think the same thing about Ciara every single time she goes anywhere: “Beautiful, but naked.” And there is something to be said for flaunting it while you’ve got it — wasn’t it Nora Ephron who said she wished she wore a bikini every single day she was 32? — but doesn’t that Read More...
In addition to making Meg Ryan the most desirable woman imaginable, Nora Ephron inspired the next generation of women in the film industry. Last week, for the third consecutive year, Coach presented the Nora Ephron Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival, honoring outstanding work by a female director or screenwriter. ... More »
New York Times writer Jacob Bernstein is the son of Nora Ephron, the writer and filmmaker who lost her battle with blood disease in 2012. Bernstein talks to Kathie Lee and Hoda about his mother's legacy and his new documentaty about her, "Everything Is Copy."
Thursday night the juried award winners for the 15th Annual Tribeca Film Festival. For the fourth year, the Nora Ephron Award was announced, the annual award given to a female filmmaker with a narrative film in the festival. This year...Show More Summary
Five years after 'Sleepless in Seattle,' Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, and Nora Ephron proved (yet again) that romance wasn't dead.
“Incomplete” because I’m doing it off the top of my head. Also, in no particular order. Ready? Here we go: Dorothy Parker Molly Ivins Elaine May Madeleine L’Engle Nora Ephron Susan Cooper Hannah Arendt Ursula Le Guin N.K. Jemisin Beverly Cleary Sheri Tepper Jenny Lawson Kelly Sue Deconnick Emma Thompson (Yes, she’s a writer. Won […]
You can be highbrow. You can be lowbrow. But can you ever just be brow? Welcome to Middlebrow, a weekly examination of pop culture. Sign up to receive it in your inbox weekly. Anyone who's trudged through a writing course has inevitably...Show More Summary
Anyone who's trudged through a writing course has inevitably heard a thing or two about "finding your voice." People can spend their life's work struggling to determine how they want to portray themselves to the world. And then there...Show More Summary
This week, all of our content on the site is written by women. We'll update this table of contents page with links to new pieces as they go up. Essays Chaz Ebert's Introduction to Women Writers Week "Nora Ephron: An Appreciation" byShow More Summary
Nora Ephron has been portrayed on screen by Diane Keaton, Sandra Dee, Meryl Streep, and Streep’s daughter, Grace Gummer. And that’s just the characters based on her life; her wit and insight are reflected in dozens of other characters...Show More Summary
Why did the “consummate over-sharer” tell almost no one about the illness that ultimately killed her? The key, suggests her son, may lie in one of her favorite quips: “When you slip on a banana peel, people laugh at you. But when you tell people you slipped on a banana peel, it’s your laugh.”
How do you honor your mother's legacy? With clear eyes and a full heart. The post With HBO Documentary ‘Everything Is Copy,’ Nora Ephron’s Son Tests His Mother’s Mantra appeared first on ThinkProgress.