100 words on Country Ham by Jenny Brule

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Country ham isn’t sold up north. It’s made and appreciated in Dixie. It’s an intentional food that means something to southerners — it’s one of those foods that holds within it so many memories. Country ham is not as easy as to appreciate as its cousin, the city ham (piled high on white bread). It takes patience to cook a … Read More

100 words on the 100 Words Film Festival

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The 100 WORDS FILM FESTIVAL celebrates concise, cinematic storytelling. Every film must deliver a compelling tale using exactly 100 words. Given this parameter, the 100 words concept challenges professional and student filmmakers to focus on the essence of story, while democratizing filmmaking with a concept that’s financially achievable for nearly everyone. The art of crafting important, interesting film lies in … Read More

100 Words on Brussels sprouts

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No other vegetable is as polarizing as Brussels sprouts; the tiny cabbages that look like they belong in Barbie’s kitchen, they are anything but benign. People love them, or hate them. But these delicious calciferous babies are experiencing a culinary renaissance! They’ve moved from the slowly simmering back burner to front of the plate placement—now the hottest vegetable in restaurants … Read More

100 Words on the movie Lady Bird by Scott Galloway

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Sometimes actors write the most authentic screenplays. A decade before his Oscar-winning Spotlight, actor Tom McCarthy penned a heartfelt film, The Visitor. Today, it’s actress Greta Gerwig’s turn. Lady Bird is fresh and true in a genre that is often tired and disingenuous. Examples: A father loses his job but KEEPS his family. More than ONE boyfriend fails. An elderly … Read More

100 Words from Board Member Jim Mitchem on Why He Joined

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In 2017 I was asked to be part of the 100 Words Film Festival Board of Directors. I jumped at the chance because I love movies and film. But I’d never even heard of the festival. Which was the problem I was tasked with helping overcome. Still, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Then last November, I attended the two-day … Read More