The Problem with Parity Is It’s Not Enough — Discover

Playwright Abbey Fenbert writes a sharp, thought-provoking manifesto against the stubborn gender inequality in American theater repertories.

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Watch Romance 1st Scene Table Reading: SPARKS by Megan K. Bickel — WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

Originally posted on Romance Film & Screenplay Festival – Submit your romance genre screenplay or short film and get it showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival: Submit your Romance Screenplay Festival: http://festivalforromance.com SPARKS Written by Megan K. Bickel Read 10 Questions with the writer SYNOPSIS: A romantic comedy with a sci-fi twist. Dr. Emma Spegal…

via Watch Romance 1st Scene Table Reading: SPARKS by Megan K. Bickel — WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

Watch Romance 1st Scene Table Reading: SPARKS by Megan K. Bickel — WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

Originally posted on Romance Film & Screenplay Festival – Submit your romance genre screenplay or short film and get it showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival: Submit your Romance Screenplay Festival: http://festivalforromance.com SPARKS Written by Megan K. Bickel Read 10 Questions with the writer SYNOPSIS: A romantic comedy with a sci-fi twist. Dr. Emma Spegal…

via Watch Romance 1st Scene Table Reading: SPARKS by Megan K. Bickel — WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

Here’s how much Trudeau wishes Obama could stay president, in photos — Quartz

United States president Barack Obama, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto met up yesterday, June 29, in Ottawa, Canada. The occasion was the North American Leaders’ Summit, affectionately known as the “Three Amigos Summit,” but it was the starry-eyed rapport between Trudeau and Obama that stole the show. BFFs.((Reuters/Justin Trudeau))As…

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Hershey has roundly rejected Mondelēz International’s $23 billion takeover bid — Quartz

The Hershey Company has rejected an offer by snack-food titan Mondelēz International, resisting a deal that would bring under one roof some of the world’s best-known varieties of cookies and sweets. The Hershey, Pennsylvania-based chocolate maker didn’t explain its reasoning. Its brief statement on the matter suggests the company is not just playing coy in…

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Real Life — Discover

Real Life explores living with technology and publishes essays, arguments, narratives, and more. The magazine was launched by a team of editors and writers from The New Inquiry, Adult, and Hazlitt and is headed by social media theorist Nathan Jurgenson.

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Bengaluru is not the hottest startup destination in India any more — Quartz

India’s Silicon Valley seems to be losing its steam. In the first six months of 2016, startups in the Delhi national capital region (NCR) attracted almost twice the amount of investments raised by startups in India’s technology capital of Bengaluru. And startups in Delhi NCR account for more than half the total $1.8 billion raised…

via Bengaluru is not the hottest startup destination in India any more — Quartz

Erase Lady Gaga from the internet, China’s censors say, after her Dalai Lama meeting — Quartz

Lady Gaga’s visit with the Dalai Lama on Monday didn’t escape the watchful eye of China’s censors. They now want the singer scrubbed from China’s internet. Hong Kong news outlet Apple Daily reports that China’s Ministry of Propaganda and SARFT, the regulatory body that oversees media, ordered China’s broadcast and websites to stop offering Lady…

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The Post-Brexit chaos continues: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn gets a huge 👎 in a no-confidence vote — Quartz

UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn’s position as the head of the Labour Party is under pressure: He has just lost a no-confidence vote by Labour MPs, by an overwhelming 176-40 margin. Corbyn, who became Labour leader in September, has long been a polarizing figure—and that was before accusations that he gave only tepid support to…

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Is Lady Gaga actually “politically naive?” — Quartz

Lady Gaga’s meeting with the Dalai Lama on Monday sparked China’s censors to issue restrictions on reporting about the singer, and call for a ban on streaming her music online in the world’s most populous country. Today (June 29), China’s state media took things one step further. State-backed tabloid The Global Times published an editorial…

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