Women to Watch

Ursula LeGuin On Life, Literature, And Just About Everything

On becoming a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters: "To paraphrase Mary Godwin’s line about the vindication of the rights of women, it’s a vindication of the rights of science fiction. To have my career recognized on this level makes it a lot harder for the diehards and holdouts t ...

Jeffrey Tambor Will Leave 'Transparent' After Two Women Accused Him Of Sexual Harassment

Amazon had already been considering writing his character, around whom the entire series is focused, out of the fifth season in response to the allegations by a former assistant and a co-star. Part of Tambor's statement: "Given the politicized atmosphere that seems to have afflicted our set, I don ...

Inception: A Novel Written By A Character On A TV Show, With A Blurb By The Actual Writer, Is Out Now

Follow this: "In the very first episode of Jane the Virgin — the hit show about a young woman who is accidentally artificially inseminated during a routine visit to her gynecologist — viewers learn that Jane wants to be a writer. Over the course of the show, she attends graduate school, obtaini ...

Is Spike Lee Solving His 'Woman Problem' With A Reimagined Heroine?

Lee's movie She's Gotta Have It is now a Netflix series, which, in 30-minute episodes, has changed the main character and given her many more facets. Also ... "with television came a writer’s room, one that Mr. Lee filled with African-American female artists and writers." That didn't hurt. ...

French Teachers Suggest Practical Alternative For The 'Masculine Prevails' Grammar Rule

"The teachers' objection was not just philosophical; it was philological. The rule, they said in the French version of Slate, was a parvenu (it was enunciated in the 17th century and became widely taught only in the 19th century) and politically motivated (it buttressed French laws that denied wome ...

Last Missing Piece Of Magritte Painting Found After 85 Years

"The enigma of The Enchanted Pose, which depicts side-by-side female nudes, began decades ago. It is listed in the comprehensive catalog of Magritte's works, but its location had been marked as 'unknown' since 1932. Magritte, who died in 1967, never said anything about its fate." Turns out he cut i ...

Matthew Halls Says No One At Oregon Bach Festival Notified Him Of Any Complaints About Behavior

Following the report that, at the time Halls was fired from the OBF artistic directorship, he was being investigated over claims that he discriminated against women, he wrote in a statement, "I am reading about these complaints for the first time now. At no stage did anybody from the University of ...

$450 Million - Leonardo's 'Salvator Mundi' Is Now The Most Expensive Artwork In History

"After 19 minutes of dueling, with four bidders on the telephone and one in the room, Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi sold on Wednesday night [at Christie's] for $450.3 million with fees, shattering the high for any work of art sold at auction. It far surpassed Picasso's Women of Algiers, which ...

Fired Oregon Bach Festival Director Was Under Investigation For 'Discrimination [And] Harassment Based On Sex And Race'

A document from the University of Oregon, which operates the festival, showed that, when he was fired in August, former director Matthew Halls was the subject of two complaints. One was the widely-reported joke, made to an African-American singer, that someone who overheard it interpreted as racist ...

Why networking, not just work on networks, helps an infosec career

You’ve spent years writing code, configuring networks and racking up certifications. But getting to know people is the kind of networking infosec pros ought to be spending at least as much time on a senior IT manager for a Canadian bank told the annual SecTor conference. “Most of us would attri ...