Women to Watch

Lynn Nottage On Staying Political

Nottage is the only woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice: for Sweat and Ruined. The former reached Broadway, while the latter – a story about women in war-torn Congo – played a sustained Off-Broadway run. As a result of where they were first staged, the plays have had somewhat diff ...

Kitsch Wines releases in 2019

Photo: Kitsch winemaker Grant Biggs Trent and Ria Kitsch, who opened this winery in 2016, clearly know how to run successful businesses. The capital for Kitsch Wines was generated by selling the SAXX brand of men’s briefs. They had launched that brand in 2006 and grew it to the point whe ...

The Caisse's New Real Estate Chief

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) just announced that Daniel Fournier will soon retire as the CEO of Ivanhoé Cambridge, the Caisse's massive real estate subsidiary, and will be replaced by Nathalie Palladitchef who is currently the President of the organization:After more than ...

London’s National Theatre Says 35 Percent Of Its Plays By Living Writers Were By Women Last Season

This figure is still 15% short of the NT’s stated 50/50 target for gender representation, which the theatre has said it will achieve by 2021. It is also below the 42% figure recorded in 2016/17. However, the theatre argued that it is still “on course” to meet its targets. – The Stage ...

How Women Authors Still Struggle To Be Taken Seriously

“There is anecdotal evidence that gender affects every step of the publishing process. In 2015, Catherine Nichols submitted proposals for a novel to agents and publishers under both her own name and a “homme de plume.” Her male alter ego, George, received far more interest: His manuscript wa ...

How Fandom Endangers Women Musicians

Singer/songwriter Lucy Dacus: “Music is magic, yes, and many people use it as an outlet for their animal emotions, but I just wish people would let loose their feelings while still keeping their behavior under control.” (Examples of said behavior include a man chasing a musician down the stree ...

How Have Our Nudes Changed In The Last 50 Years?

Bodies have changed – we’re bigger, with a lot more markings – and times have changed: It’s actually less legal to be nude on national beaches now than it was during the summer that saw both Woodstock and Altamont, though women can legally go topless now in a lot more states. – The New Y ...

The Friends Who All Dress Up As The Same Movie Character

Yes, that finishes as “stay together,” of course. Though it’s a bit unusual in the cosplay community, these women have a different idea. “It was just so nice to share our resources. It made both of us so much better at what we were doing. … Actually, all three of us took ridiculous pictu ...

An art/science and a science event in Vancouver (Canada)

We’re closing off August 2019 with a couple of talks, Curiosity Collider features an art/science event and Café Scientifique features a discussion about protease research. Collider Café: Art. Science. Hybrids. on August 21, 2019 From an August 14, 2019 Curiosity Collider announcement (received ...

AI (artificial intelligence) artist got a show at a New York City art gallery

AI artists first hit my radar in August 2018 when Christie’s Auction House advertised an art auction of a ‘painting’ by an algorithm (artificial intelligence). There’s more in my August 31, 2018 posting but, briefly, a French art collective, Obvious, submitted a painting, “Portrait of Edm ...