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Olivia Johnson uses cross stitch to highlight the discrimination women face at work

August 13th, 2020|

Women's Work is a new project by artist and designer Olivia Johnson that uses cross stitch to visualise data about inequality and discrimination at work. The Portland-based creative chose the medium of cross stitch because it's "something that tends to be labelled as 'kitsch' and women's hobby craft" and so "emphasises the fact that women's labour is routinely dismissed and undervalued". Olivia chose hard facts about women in the workplace, particularly women of colour. One [...]

Giacomo Felace on waking up to hard truths and why difficult times can bring out the best in us

August 13th, 2020|

When our lives were flipped upside down by Covid-19 and Italy became one of the worst-hit countries in the world, Giacomo Felace wasn't just worrying about his friends and relatives; he was one of the first economic casualties, losing his design job. The Italian art director and creative strategist lives and works in Venice, and has spent the last decade working in the field of branding for cultural and commercial brands. Since March, he's been [...]

Portraits Through Windows: Photographs of people at home before and after the Covid-19 pandemic

August 13th, 2020|

Two acclaimed photographers Rania Matar and Arne Svenson have documented their friends, neighbours, and strangers by peering through their windows – both before and after coronavirus became a global pandemic. On show at Robert Klein Gallery in Boston, the two separate projects show an interesting perspective from both sides. While standing at her kitchen sink this March during quarantine, Rania Matar noticed a neighbour reclining in her window seat, which led her to think about [...]

Netflix soured the live-action remake of Avatar: The Last Airbender, its showrunners say

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Aang, the hero of Avatar: The Last Airbender | Nickelodeon The beloved fantasy franchise has enjoyed a banner year on Netflix — until now. In a rare public fallout for Netflix, the creators of the platform’s highly anticipated, live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender, [...]

Joe Biden’s criminal justice reform plan, explained

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Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about his foreign policy vision for America on July 11, 2019. | Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images Joe Biden’s new criminal justice reform plan reverses some of the policies he helped make law. Former Vice President Joe Biden spent [...]

Why people are volunteering to get Covid-19

August 13th, 2020|Comments Off on Why people are volunteering to get Covid-19

A controversial plan could get us a vaccine sooner. With thousands of people dying of Covid-19 every day, the sooner a vaccine can be deemed safe and effective, the better. But vaccine development is a lengthy process that isn’t easy to rush. In part, that’s [...]