Women to Watch

400 Years Of #MeToo: A Verbatim Play About The Renaissance’s Greatest Female Painter Could Easily Be Depicting 2018

Artemisia’s Intent, a one-woman show created by a group calling itself The Anthropologists, tells the story of Artemisia Gentileschi’s rape, and her prosecution of her rapist, “in her own words, which are eerily akin to those of modern women going through similar struggles. … The company, a ...

American Theatre Criticism Is Finally Beginning To Bounce Back, And To Get More Diverse

Howard Sherman surveys the current landscape, where experienced critics discarded by legacy publications are now turning up at high-quality websites, and, though an imbalance remains, a few of those legacy outlets have hired younger female and nonwhite writers. (Sherman seems to have forgotten abou ...

Steve McQueen And Viola Davis On Hollywood, Race And Power

“MCQUEEN: What’s happening with #MeToo and Time’s Up is amazing — these are huge, giant steps. But I just feel sometimes, as a black filmmaker, that it’s still going around in circles. DAVIS: It can’t just be ‘This is a time for female rage, so this is a time for female-centric movies ...

London’s Old Vic Theatre Tries Crowdfunding More Women’s Lavatories

The £100,000 public fundraising campaign to double the number of ladies’ loos in the building is fronted by a video featuring actresses Joanna Lumley, Bertie Carvel, and a ferocious-looking Glenda Jackson reading tweets from audience members on the subject. ...

Colo(u)r-changing bandage for better compression

This is a structural colo(u)r story, from a May 29, 2018 news item on Nanowerk, Compression therapy is a standard form of treatment for patients who suffer from venous ulcers and other conditions in which veins struggle to return blood from the lower extremities. Compression stockings and bandages ...

Oscar-Winning Film Composer Francis Lai Dead At 86

“[He] began his musical career as an accordion player and as an accompanist to the renowned French chanteuse Edith Piaf. He was primarily a songwriter before being introduced to filmmaker Claude Lelouch, who invited Mr. Lai to compose a score for A Man and a Woman — and for another 35 films on ...

Acquitted On One Rape Charge, Ex-San Antonio Ballet Dancer Faces A Second

“A former dancer and once rising star of Ballet San Antonio remains in jail accused of sexual assault after he was found not guilty recently of a different sexual assault charge. In both cases, Hugo Ihosvany Rodriguez, 27, was accused by female dancers in the ballet company.” ...

Sneaking Banned Iranian Writing Around Iran’s Censors

“[Azadeh] Parsapour is the founder of the London-based Nogaam Publishing, a press launched in 2012 to digitally produce Farsi writings that are censored in Iran. Nogaam makes them available free of charge under a Creative Commons license. Iranian readers can access more than 40 titles so far prod ...

Entrepreneurship: It is an Ongoing Evolution

This week is Global Entrepreneurship Week, which commemorates the power entrepreneurs have to transform economies worldwide. To help us celebrate, our Board member, Nicole Verkindt, CEO of OMX and an entrepreneur, has shared with us her perspective on Canadian entrepreneurship. "Being an entrepren ...

After Ten Headless Months, Walker Art Center Names Its Next Director

“[The choice is] Mary Ceruti, who transformed New York’s tiny SculptureCenter into a quiet force in contemporary art. When she reports to work Jan. 28, Ceruti will become only the sixth director of the Walker since 1940, and the third consecutive woman, succeeding Olga Viso, who resigned amid t ...