Women to Watch

Sandhill and friends: a tastihg

Photo: Sandhill winemaker Sandy Leier Over the next five years, the sprawling Calona Vineyards complex near downtown Kelowna will be almost entirely rebuilt. Since Andrew Peller Ltd. took over the winery in 2005, there has seldom been a year when the new owners were not spending money on a fa ...

See Nobel prize winner’s (Kostya Novoselov) collaborative art/science video project on August 17, 2018 (Manchester, UK)

Dr. Konstantin (Kostya) Novoselov, one of the two scientists at the University of Manchester (UK) who were awarded Nobel prizes for their work with graphene, has embarked on an artistic career of sorts. From an August 8, 2018 news item on Nanowwerk, … Nobel prize-winning physicist Sir Kostya Nov ...

The Push To Erase A Monumental Gender Gap

Time’s just about up for dude-focused statuary: “In the United States, there are about 5,200 public statues depicting historical figures, according to The Smithsonian’s Art Inventories Catalog. Very few of those — fewer than 400, according to one account in The Washington Post — are of wo ...

Woman Arrested For Playing Verdi On A Loop For Sixteen Years

According to Hungarian news site Parameter.sk, the woman, identified only as Eva N, played a four-minute aria from Giuseppe Verdi’s ‘La Traviata’ non-stop, in her house with on speakers full blast, from morning until night. Parameter.sk says that the homeowner in the southern town of Sturovo ...

Diversity In Music Needs a More Diverse Debate

“The more I talk to other women of color hailing from nations across the globe, the more I understand how the subconscious presentation of diversity framed exclusively as a “middle-class white cisgender woman’s problem” has the ripple effect of silencing women of varied ethnic backgrounds a ...

Facebook Removes Icelandic Artist’s Work Because… Naked Breasts

As part of the Reykjavik arts festival in June, Indridadóttir showed photographs of topless young women standing in front of painted portraits of older men. The photographs were taken in locations such as the Icelandic parliament, a sports club and a school, where rooms are decorated with portrait ...

CPPIB and Caisse Expand Asian Logistics?

Benefits Canada reports, CPPIB invests in Korean logistics facilities:The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is partnering with a subsidiary of ESR, a pan-Asian logistics real estate platform, to invest about $653 million in Korean logistics facilities.Within the investment vehicle, which will ...

The Drilldown: Saudi minister says oil sales to Canada unaffected by dispute

The Lead: The spat between Canada and Saudi Arabia over jailed women’s rights activists will not impact oil shipments to Canada, Saudi energy minister Khalid al-Falih said Thursday. A statement published by state-run Saudi Press Agency quoted Khalid al-Falih as saying oil trade is a “firm and l ...

SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group on Computer GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques) and their art gallery from Aug. 12 – 16, 2018 (making the world synthetic) in Vancouver (Canada)

While my main interest is the group’s temporary art gallery, I am providing a brief explanatory introduction and a couple of previews for SIGGRAPH 2018. Introduction For anyone unfamiliar with the Special Interest Group on Computer GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH) and its conference ...

How Mark Morris Subverts Hoary Romantic Clichés: Alastair Macaulay Analyzes ‘Love Song Waltzes’

“Even when they waltz, [the dancers] don’t have the lifted posture and arching polish of the best ballroom performers; they’re more ornery than that. … The men arch back — rapturous, trusting — in their women’s arms. Whereupon the women promptly drop them — splat! — to the floor. ...