Friday, November 25, 2016

our love-hate relationship with Disney World

This week's find is "Moana" - the new animated film feature of the Walt Disney Company

Team WoaWomen have an ongoing love-hate relationship with Disney - we love the graphic art and production design in their animation, no so much the creative license in their fictitious storytelling - 

Especially when it comes to [1] Disney princesses, [2] island folktales, and [3] indigenous tribes - subjects near and dear to us here at wonder | wander | world - we believe they absolutely suck. 

Friday, November 18, 2016

James Welch : path finder to the center of our hearts

Today wonder | wander | world pays tribute in honor of Native American author James Welchconsidered a founder of the Native American Renaissance

His novel Fools Crow (1986) received several national literary awards, and his debut novel Winter in the Blood (1974) was adapted as a film by the same name, released in 2013. 

In 1997 Welch received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers' Circle of the Americas

A Google Doodle by artist Sophie Daio was created in honor of what would have been his 76th birthday, watching over the Google home page in a drawing that evokes both his Native American heritage and his award-winning literary career. 

Aho Mitakuye Oyasin! 

Friday, November 11, 2016

on pins & needles

This week's pick on wonder | wander | world is Refinery 29. whose mission is to be the #1 new-media brand for smart, creative and stylish women everywhere.

The corporation is a female centered digital media company providing inspiration and tools to discover and pursue a more independent, stylish, and informed life for the empowered female of today.

Friday, November 4, 2016

celebrating trustworthy news

November 4, 2016 is Walter Cronkite's 100th Birthday. 

Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. was an American broadcast journalist, known as "the most trusted man in America".  

He is best known as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years. 

During the heyday of CBS News in the 1960s and 1970s, he was often cited after being so named in an opinion poll. (Wikipedia). 

With so many opinions today being bandied about - from unsubstantiated facts or hoaxes and outright lies - this is a good reminder for us all.