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Trisha Brown, choreographer who revolutionized dance in the 20th century, dies at 80

Trisha Brown, a choreographer whose edgy innovations — including performances on rooftops and sideways on walls — were credited with revolutionizing dance in the 20th century, died March 18 at an assisted-living center in San Antonio. She was 80.<p>She had vascular dementia, said Barbara Dufty, the …

Ballet

Immune Nations at Galleri KiT and UNAIDS headquarters

Patrick Mahon and Annemarie Hou, Design for Dissemunization Station, 2017. Printed synthetic fabric, tubular aluminum frames, sound elements with …

The Lawyer Behind Facebook's Turn to Africa

Ebele Okobi has a big job - working with governments across an entire continent - on behalf of Facebook.

Africa

Two Weeks Left for #HASTAC17 Proposals!

​<p>Join us! HASTAC 2017 now accepting proposals.<p><b>Submission Deadline: April 7, 2017</b><p><i>For the full call for proposals, submission instructions, and</i> …

Mathematician Emmy Noether Should Be Your Hero

Albert Einstein is a household name. Emmy Noether? Never heard of her.<p>Amalie Emmy Noether, born on this day in 1882, has been called a “creative …

Mathematics

4 ‘undocuqueers’ on being LGBTQ and undocumented

As Trump’s presidency progresses, the fate of undocumented immigrants grows ever more tenuous. In January, President Trump signed an executive order …

LGBTQ

There was a horrifying gang rape on Facebook Live. Here's how you can stop the next one.

At least 40 people witnessed the gang rape of a 15-year-old girl that was broadcast on Facebook Live, the social network's livestream service. No one …

Facebook

Three Weeks with a Chatbot and I’ve Made a New Friend

It’s not quite Her, but an artificially intelligent chatbot from an app called Hugging Face elicits surprisingly real emotions.<p>I’ve got this friend, …

11 of History’s Fiercest Females Everyone Should Know - History Lists

Love this article?<p>Get the latest History in the Headlines delivered straight to your inbox!<p>Please enter a valid email address<p>By submitting your …

Women in Science

When It Rained Butterflies in Paris

A street artist brings a bright and biodegradable display to a mourning crowd in the city's streets.

The Feminist Wire -

By Sikivu Hutchinson on March 6, 2017<p>The boys walk through the school quad playing the dozens, verbally slamming another boy in absentia for being a …

Feminism

Society for Neuroscience Seeks Nominees for Mika Salpeter Lifetime Achievement Award

<b>Not the right RFP?</b><p><b>See who will support your mission with Foundation Directory Online.</b><p>Foundation Directory Online allows you to search all 100,000 U.S …

Entertainment

Predatory journals recruit fake editor

An investigation finds that dozens of academic titles offered 'Dr Fraud' — a sham, unqualified scientist — a place on their editorial board. …

Research

Study Finds There’s (Still) a Gender Gap in North American Museum Directorships

Art World<p>Women museum directors occupy fewer of the top jobs and earn less than their male counterparts.<p>,<p>The Gender Gap Report 2017, published on …

Dana Schutz Responds to the Uproar Over Her Emmett Till Painting at the Whitney Biennial

Art World<p>"The painting is very different from the photograph."<p>,<p>Since the opening of the 2017 Whitney Biennial, Dana Schutz’s painting of the body of …

Painting

Patti Smith Buys Rimbaud’s Replicated Childhood Home in France

People<p>The house is located in the small town where the legendary poet wrote ‘A Season in Hell.’<p>,<p>Patti Smith, writer and musician extraordinaire, has …

Patti Smith

This Formerly Undocumented Woman Is Teaching Her Fellow Immigrants to Know Their Rights

<i>[Photos by Gabbi Campos]</i>On a Wednesday morning in February, 25 undocumented immigrants sat in a crowded Sunday school classroom at the Holy Spirit …

Human Rights

Home

“Egypt is working alongside regional and international partners such as the Antiquities Coalition to stem the flow of stolen antiquities.”<p>The …

Egypt

Ann Veronica Janssens: mars - Announcements - e-flux

<b>Ann Veronica Janssens</b><b><br>mars</b><br>March 24–May 7, 2017<p><b>Institut d'art contemporain, Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes</b><br>11 rue Docteur Dolard<br>69100 Villeurbanne<br>France <b><br>Hours:</b> …

This Ace Aviatrix Learned to Fly Even Though Orville Wright Refused to Teach Her

With flint and derring-do, the early 20th century pilot Ruth Law ruled American skies

National Air and Space Museum

How Fear of Deportation Puts Stress on Families

The specter of being removed from the United States has devastating effects on the health of undocumented immigrants and their loved ones.<p>When Natividad Gonzalez packs her daughters’ homework and lunches for school each morning, she slips a freshly charged cell phone into her eldest child’s bag. …

Parenting

Why Madonna's 'Like A Prayer' Is The Most Important Album Ever Made By A Female Artist

28 years ago this week, Madonna released what is not only her best album to date, but also what could be the most important release ever by a female artist. That’s not to say that <i>Like a Prayer</i> is the best album ever by a female artist, but it’s pretty close. After six years of being considered pop …

Music

From Bananas to Bills, an Artist Peels Back the Layers of the Global Economy

DETROIT — The allocation of resources is a critical consideration for any artist, whether on the personal, local, or global level.The question facing …

A Screening of Martha Rosler’s Documentary on Housing Injustice in South Africa

In 1990, not long after Nelson Mandela was released from Victor Verster Prison, the artist Martha Rosler arrived in South Africa to begin a teaching …

Kiki Kogelnik: Inner Life - Announcements - e-flux

<b>Kiki Kogelnik</b><b><br>Inner Life</b><br>March 30–August 13, 2017<p><b>Kunsthall Stavanger</b><br>Madlaveien 33<br>4014 Stavanger<br>Norway <b><br>Hours:</b> Wednesday–Sunday 11am–4pm<p>T +47 51 56 41 20 …

"I'm Just a Pill" aims 'Schoolhouse Rock'-inspired birth control lessons at Neil Gorsuch

Listen up, conservative male lawmakers: An abortion rights group is reimagining a <i>Schoolhouse Rock</i> classic to clear up some stigmatizing …

Birth Control

The Women on the Front Lines of Climate Change

At the United Nations climate talks in Marrakech, Morocco, last November, Kayla DeVault, a delegate from Window Rock, Navajo Nation, felt an …

Climate Change

‘Beauty and the Beast,’ Still a Cautionary Tale About the Smart Home

The future of the Internet of Things is vast, but also terrible. For every internet-accessible security camera, there’s a smart air freshener; for …

Walt Disney Company

The Fairy Tale that Won't Die: Beauty and the Beast: Disney Revives the Fantasy of Captivity and Monsters for Young Girls

In the opening scene of Disney’s new live-action remake of <i>Beauty and the Beast</i>, we find out why the prince was cursed to become a beast. He’s …

Walt Disney Company