Toronto-based editor Lyndsay Kirkham has started a firestorm this week after overhearing what was apparently an incredibly sexist conversation between IBM executives at lunch — and live-tweeting it.
Unaware that they were transmitting sexist nonsense to cyberspace, the IBM executives openly discussed “why they don’t hire women.” If you take Kirkham’s account at its word, it actually gets way worse.
Hilton Als on his interest in the work of Celia Paul: http://nyr.kr/1nSSCmx
“For days, I walked around London—a new, diverse city filled with money and new buildings going up—looking at it all as though it were a Paul painting. I saw the street cracks and darkness and figures moving like shadows in front of car lights and brightly lit restaurant windows as though I knew them because they were as real as the figments of Paul’s ambition and imagination.”
Above: “Self-Portrait” (2013)
Reading Women (2012 - 2013), Carrie Schneider
- Rena reading Zadie Smith, Megha reading Edith Wharton.
- Flávia reading Clarice Lispector, Bianca reading Sylvia Plath.
- Evan reading Anne Lamott, Aura reading Maarit Verronen.
- Sara reading Miranda July, Sheree reading Angela Carter.
- Hsiao-Jou reading Fang-Yi Sheu, Heather reading Chris Kraus.
- Cauleen reading Gwendolyn Brooks, Molly reading Roseanne Barr.
- Sarah reading Zora Neale Hurston, Vicky reading Gloria Fuertes.
- Alyssa reading Patti Smith, Yala reading Susan Sontag.
- Whitney reading Terry Tempest Williams, Naomi reading Adrian Piper.
- Kelly reading Gabrielle Hamilton, Amy reading Michelle Cliff.
Downtown Los Angeles
Grand Park’s being commandeered by the Renegade Craft Fair this weekend — the nomadic national bazaar that jumbles up a frankly hedonistic number of makers and doers for a swap meet of epic proportions. They’re gonna bleed you dry and you’re gonna to thank them for it.
Inspired Women of LA is celebrating it’s first year anniversary with an art show and the premier of an IWLA produced music video for First Love by Pleasures. Artworks will be available for purchase in addition to a silent auction with special gifts from local vendors & artists. Cash bar only! Sliding scale donation at the door or free with RSVP (http://www.iwlapresents.com/)
Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
7PM-Midnight + after party upstairs
Segovia Hall at Ace Hotel
929 S. Broadway, 2nd Floor
Downtown Los Angeles
Featured Artists Include:
Megan Mcisaac Photography (http://meganmcisaac.com/)
Nouel Riel (http://nouelrielwork.tumblr.com/)
Ash Anthony (http://ashanthony.com/)
Future Eyes (http://future-eyes.com/)
Phoebe Clemens Rigg Anderson (http://clemensrigg.tumblr.com/)
DJ Set by Bathhouse
This colorized image is my tribute to astrophysicist Cecilia Payne (1900–1979), a woman who fought her way into science which was then strictly a world only for men. Cecilia discovered the chemical composition of stars and, in particular, that hydrogen and helium are the most abundant elements in stars and, therefore, in the universe. However, she is basically not credited at all with the discovery because of her male superiors.
Cecilia completed her studies at Cambridge in 1923, earning a B.A. degree in 1923. Since at that time a woman could only earn “the Title of a Degree,” she travelled to the US in 1923 to seek greater opportunities.
By the time she was awarded her PhD she had also already published six papers on stellar atmospheres, all by age 25.
“Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery.
Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.”
— Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery.
African Women Sing: the fifth installment of our ongoing mixtape collaboration with Nick Barbery of the Portland, OR based, Ghost Capital. In addition to his online digs, Barbery hosts the monthly radio show Africa O-Ye! at Portland’s eclectic community FM station, KBOO. At 31 tracks, the following mix celebrates the rich and varied female driven music of the African continent – past and present.After the jump: download, tracklisting, provenance…