Category Archives: 05.17.17

Laura Linney And Cynthia Nixon Talk About Exchanging Roles Every Night On Broadway

“In the revival of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes, the actors alternate between playing the lead role (the cunning, assertive Regina Giddens) and a supporting one (Regina’s timid, abused sister-in-law, Birdie). … In a free-flowing conversation at BuzzFeed’s New York headquarters, the actors talked about taking on this unique challenge, as well as their thoughts […]

Why It’s Difficult For Women Composers To Get Ahead

“It’s a circular problem: classical music is a field strongly defined by role models and mentor relationships, and with few broadly visible women at the top, only so many young women feel compelled to enter and ascend the ranks. And due to concerns about optics and impropriety, the close mentoring of female students by male […]

New Director Reimagines How Berlin’s Volksbühne Theater Works

“Chris Dercon’s plans for the theater — which mark a distinct shift toward interdisciplinary work and international artists — have garnered criticism since his appointment. A Belgian-born curator, he most recently ran the Tate Modern, where he helped oversee a major expansion into a new building. Mr. Dercon’s close ties to the market-driven British art […]

The Delusion Of Competence (How Dunning And Kruger Discovered Their Effect)

Recognize the name but can’t quite place it? The Dunning-Kruger Effect is the cognitive phenomenon wherein many people (especially on the lower end) overestimate their abilities, such as 80% of drivers rating themselves above average. (We’ve been seeing the effect in action quite a lot lately.) The incident that inspired psychologists David Dunning and Justin […]