Ten Stories From This Week

28th March 2021

From Fortune.15 ways life has changed since the onset of the COVID pandemic. This is particularly shocking – The decimation of women in the workplace. ‘It took less than a year to erase more than three decades of progress for America’s working women. More than 2.3 million women have left the U.S. labor force since February 2020, sending us back to participation levels last seen in 1988.’

From Tortoise Media, How to build cities safe for women. “We are a bit stuck with a certain type of city that was made for men to take trains to work and women to stay at home… We are stuck with an enormous amount of cement.” (free reg may be necessary)

The Turn On The Subtitles campaign, encourages kids to read more. (This) ‘can double the chances of a child becoming good at reading.’

A ranking of the world’s most instagrammed museums. The analysis ranked the world’s 20 most Instagrammed art museums based on the number of related hashtags for each museum. The top location is way out in front.

SxSW in Austin, was online this year. From Austin Monthly, The 9 Biggest Highlights from SXSW 2021. Janelle Monáe, a moving Guy Clark documentary, and a candid Willie (Nelson) keynote were a few of this year’s top moments.

MullenLowe Brazil is changing the way we consume movies with the launch of an innovative new product that creates a more immersive movie-watching experience. The ‘Scary Lamp’ syncs with your streaming service to mirror the lighting in the horror movie, bringing the atmosphere of the film into your living room. (59″)

Orson Welles quote on the power of sparking an audience’s curiosity. HT @rshotton.

From Treehugger. Thoughtful portraits and haunting memories are highlights of the Sony photo awards.

BBDO Guerrero goes all shampoo, zero plastic with ‘The Dissolving Bottle’. (1’06”)

Very moving. A powerful animated short asks “why does the world assume a disabled life is not profoundly beautiful?” (1’50”)