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Photos from the Athena Film Festival

The second annual Athena Film Festival, organized by a star-studded committee and co-sponsored by Women in Hollywood and the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College, concluded last night after a weekend full of screenings, workshops, and talks.

Below is a slideshow of the special guests, including Julie Taymor and Katie Couric, who came to the opening night awards celebration Thursday evening in the Event Oval of The Diana Center. Click on the image below to begin the slideshow!

All photos by Hannah Montoya.

Hannah Montoya / Spec

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How much does Katie Couric weigh? posted on

Trick question.

She, of course, weighs precisely one Couric - the standard unit of measure for fecal matter.

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Conny posted on

It's a non-issue, all right, but for a dieefrfnt reason: If Couric was trying to (1) attract conservative viewers and (2) achieve some semblance of balance by throwing right-wingers a bone, she failed laughably on both counts. The first several minutes of tonight's newscast could have passed for the latest Democratic Party campaign ad. We got the latest Al Qaeda video (it's bad for the president, we're told), falling presidential poll numbers (that's bad for the president, too), interviews with people in a North Carolina diner who don't like Bush (also bad for the president), an interview with a military man who used to like Bush but doesn't anymore (which is bad for the president), Tony Blair's departure (guess what that means for the president?) and ... gosh, is there a pattern emerging here? Oh sure, Katie and the gang took a break with a piece of chickified news on shots for little girls, but criminey -- this is how perky Katie shakes up a staid format? By the time Limbaugh came on, it was like trying to save the Titanic by moving a few deck chairs over to the other side of the ship. Rush made his points reasonably well, but in all honesty, Ann Coulter has offered zingier criticisms of Democrats on the topic of patriotism (posing the question of -- not a direct quote here -- What part of the war on terrorism do you support when you oppose wiretapping terrorist phone calls, jailing enemy combatants at Guantanamo and so forth?).At any rate, Couric has done nothing that will significantly alter anyone's perception of See B.S. News. Bush bashers will continue to get their CBS spoon-feeding, and Bush lovers will -- having given Couric a look -- flip back to Fox News at 6:30 p.m. (In fact, I suspect that the ratings nosedived after Limbaugh's segment ended, with approximately half the audience tuning out.)I'd suggest that CBS News change its theme song to: "Meet the new boss -- same as the old boss."

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