Star Trek: Discovery just wrapped up a wild ride of a first season. I’m still sifting through all my impressions of the fifteen episodes we have in the books, but in short, I think the creative team behind Discovery has given us some terrific, game-changing television. As I wrote when Season 1 had just started, […]
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In honor of International Women’s Day, I wrote a piece for IBM’s Mobile Business Insights program on the current state of women in technology and how it can be improved. It was frankly painful to write because, as a woman in tech, the subject matter is so personal and I have direct experience with a […]
Is an artist really an artist if they remain secluded from the world, practicing their craft in isolation or performing only for a select audience? That’s the question that Farinelli and the King, a captivating play nearing the end of its Broadway run, poses. I recently saw a candlelight performance of this drama with my opera […]
I’ve been a casual fan of figure skating since childhood, admiring the soaring artistry and powerful athleticism of figure skaters like Michelle Kwan and Alexei Yagudin whenever I’ve had a chance to catch a competition on television. I’ve always found their drive inspiring. It offers us all a lesson in what pursuing your dreams actually […]
Having grown up on a steady diet of German opera and lieder as well as Spanish guitar, I count myself lucky to have been exposed to classical music from an early age in a way that few Americans of my generation were. That being said, in recent years I’ve found myself reflecting on where the […]
Just before the holiday break, a friend and I went on the Queens Historical Society‘s annual Holiday Historic House Tour. As a native New Englander perpetually amazed by how New York seems to continually reinvent and modernize itself, I was intrigued by the idea of visiting homes from America’s colonial period right here in my […]
Sometimes nerd dreams really do come true: I recently got an assignment on how sci-fi predicted the tech inventions we enjoy and even take for granted today. All those hours spent watching Star Trek, Caprica, and films like The Fifth Element directly informed this piece. I hope you enjoy reading it. On a related note, […]
Until recently, if you’d asked me what my favorite social media platform was, I would have answered “Twitter” without hesitation. I was an enthusiastic early adopter, and I’ve used the service constantly for a decade now. I’ve even been a Twitter evangelist of sorts, teaching webinars on the subject to fellow technologists and writing extensively about […]
I recently attended a noh music workshop that deeply moved me, causing me to reflect on how intimately classical music—right down to the musical instrument I grew up alongside—has shaped my life and continues to do so. For those who have not encountered noh before, it’s a traditional Japanese performing art dating back to the […]
“OMG, spoilers!” Some people are really adamant about not encountering spoilers for their favorite TV show under any circumstances, and sci-fi / fantasy fans tend to be especially doctrinaire in that regard. So you can imagine how Game of Thrones fans responded when they learned that HBO had been hacked over the summer and GoT […]
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