Category: Entertainment

Two Important Women of Dr. Who

In the beginning, there is this iconic music that signals the start of the Dr. Who adventures. The person who created that theme, but who didn’t get credit for it until very recently, was Delia Derbyshire. The Guardian had a…

Women of the 1980s Indie Music Scene

Not being part of mainstream “history” doesn’t mean women weren’t there or didn’t have a voice. The Guardian’s pictorial, The forgotten women of the 1980s indie boom – in pictures, offers a few intriguing photos from a new book, Untypical Girls,…

Gigi Hadid, A Regular Person and Supermodel

W Magazine covered supermodel Gigi Hadid’s acceptance speech at Glamour’s Women of the Year ceremony. Gigi shared that she doesn’t always feel like “Gigi Hadid, global supermodel.” Sometimes she’s just a regular young woman. “I think my biggest responsibility, standing…

Women And Robots, More Than Just A Pretty Face

a robot with a flower

Worldcrunch’s Laurence Devillers penned an insightful article that noted “women must play a core role in the development of all artificial intelligence to avoid a future designed with a male bias.” With AI and Big Data, we try to model…

Danica: A Hard-Driving Woman

Danica Patrick

This is an interesting moment in time. The Guardian’s Andrew Lawrence wrote Nascar’s Danica Patrick drove the lonely road to a feminist legacy, briefly noting that “she certainly enjoyed her share of gender firsts – leading 19 laps of the…

Lynda Barry, Artist Who Loves Science Too

Lynda Barry and Lynda Barry

Lynda Barry is a funny and insightful cartoonist, writer, and professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She goes by the name Professor Skeletor. You can learn how to draw comics (and other things) from her at The Near-Sighted Monkey. OnWisconsin…

Nina Paley

This post contains MATURE CONTENT. God-Mother is artist Nina Paley‘s latest video. Paley calls herself “a cynical cartoonist.” She’s the creator of the widely watched and shared Copying Is Not Theft and Sita Sings the Blues. Both Paley and Gwenn…

12 Essential Women Cinematographers

from Fandor's women in cinematographers

Alternative film lover’s site Fandor has a great look at 12 Essential Women Cinematographers and why they don’t receive the attention they deserve. Author Jacob T. Swinney noted that …there simply are not that many women cinematographers working in Hollywood.…

Two Short Films on Vimeo

screenshot from film Domestic Policy

Domestic Policy is an entertaining short satire about a tea lady who eavesdrops on a top-secret government meeting (1919) called to solve the latest, gravest problem facing the British Empire. G-AAAH, a very cleverly animated typewriter-based film, tells of Amy Johnson…

Ava Duvernay and the $100 Million Film

Ava DuVernay, Hollywood film director

Women in Hollywood’s post, Ava Duvernay Will Be First African American Woman to Helm $100 Million Film, notes the passing of a milestone: Ava DuVernay will be the first African American woman to helm a live-action feature with a budget over…

How Do Artists Get Paid?

artists are strong and loving.

Our amazing advisor and professional artist Gwenn Seemel made this great video about how a professional artist gets paid for her work. It’s really eye-opening, starting from the idea that while art is often a thing, it’s not a “thing”…

Four Women Who Pioneered Electronic Music

Eliane Radigue - early synthesizer musician (knobs! dials!)

Back in the days of early computer-like electronics, women were experimenting with synthesizers and modular machines, pioneering electronic music. Open Culture has a great piece on four of these historic figures: Daphne Oram, Laurie Spiegel, Éliane Radigue & Pauline Oliveros.…