Stephanie Perrault

Stephanie is a former WORLD contributor.

The Weinstein Company

The Sapphires

Movie
by Stephanie Perrault
Posted 3/22/13, 01:00 am

The 1960s were a time of racial turmoil in America, but there was one medium that transcended class, culture, and race. That medium was music. Motown was in its glory day. Groups like the Supremes and the Temptations were world famous. Their musical influence reached as far as Australia, where the Aboriginal people were battling their own racial troubles. That struggle, told through the eyes of four Aboriginal young women, is the basis for The Sapphires.

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Photo courtesy of Sweet Georgia Sweet

Crafting a new industrial revolution

Culture
by Stephanie Perrault
Posted 2/15/13, 04:30 pm

When Bethany Farrar decided last year to expand her custom wreath-making business, Sweet Georgia Sweet, she opened a shop on Etsy.com—the go-to website for handmade products. 

Started in 2005 by a painter and carpenter, Etsy brought the craft bazaar into the Internet Age and created a burgeoning marketplace. According to its website, Etsy has 42 million unique monthly visitors and 800,000 shops. The company made $895 million in sales last year. 

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Craig Blankenhorn/FX

The Americans

Television
by Stephanie Perrault
Posted 2/08/13, 12:00 am

If I was flipping channels and stumbled on the premier of FX’s new television show The Americans, I would have stopped watching it within the first three minutes, thanks to a sex scene, a confusing chase scene, and an abysmal lack of anything interesting.

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