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Women in Pizza: Jen Wright

**In celebration of Women’s History Month, I’ll be posting about women in the pizza community every few days this month. The pizza biz is pretty male-dominated, so let’s take this opportunity to throw the spotlight onto some of the women who are doing amazing work in the pizza world. 

Jen Wright is the co-founder and president of GreenBox, the pizza box that just might save the planet. Beyond being a 100% recycled box (not terribly uncommon), the GreenBox has a secondary use. The lid breaks apart to form four plates and the base folds into itself to form a storage container for leftover slices. It’s absolutely brilliant!

Although she definitely loves pizza, Jen’s true background is in business. The economic downturn of 2008 pushed her out of her gig at Citigroup and onto the Columbia Business School campus, where she earned her MBA. By the end of 2009, she formed Ecovention, the original name of the umbrella company that produces the GreenBox, with Ned Kensing and the box’s inventor William Walsh.

The team developed the product, which Jen presented on the TV show Shark Tank. The box has inspired several copycats, but GreenBox remains the clear leader in pizza box innovation in terms of reusability and marketing capabilities. With Jen Wright at the helm, it’s likely you’ll be seeing way more GreenBoxes at your local pizzeria and fewer big pizza boxes shoved into trash cans.  

The head of the NRA said: “academic elites, political elites, and media elites. These are America’s greatest domestic threats”

This should trouble you - especially the academic elites part - as most horrible authoritarian governments begin by targeting intellectuals

Mao bragged, “Emperor Shih Huang of the China Dynasty.. had buried alive 460 scholars only, but we have buried alive 46,000 scholars.”

The Khmer Rouge murdered anyone who wore eyeglasses on the assumption that they could read and were an intellectual

Franco was violently anti-intellectual, which is why your favorite writers were all off fighting the Spanish civil war.

The Night of the Long Batons where libraries were burnt, and academics ousted from housing ushered in Onganía’s dictatorship in Argentina

And I forgot the best one of all - “When I hear the word culture I reach for my revolver.” (By Nazi playwright Hanns Johst.)

And, because this isn’t coming up on the thread, Lenin’s regime began by exiling 220 prominent intellectuals on “philosopher’s ships.”

anonymous asked:

Hey Jen could you wright a prompt where Jace and Mitch's kid Maddox and Ethan and Will's kid Newt become boyfriends? Because I ship it so much

There’s a prompt about them already! 

“Let’s start the year off with a good book. Choose one from this list. As a Panther in training in 1968 under London Williams and Robert Bay, we had to read more books that weren’t on the list.”

Via Bill Jennings

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PDFW Opening Friday, March 4th at Slow Culture! 

We stopped by the Preview of Slow Culture’s next show PDFW group show featuring works of performance, drawing, film and writing from members under the aliases but include artists such as Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Ben Jones Jen Stark, Barry McGee, and Ara Peterson.  DFW opens tonight!! 

Check out the Vans Spotlight we did with DFW member Andrew Jeffrey Wright, where he talks about PDFW, Space 1026 and his Rich Dog mural at HOV, Brooklyn. 

Photographs by Michael C. Hsiung

anonymous asked:

I find it also telling tht everyone around them have remarked about how super close Josh and Jen are, esp Jeffrey Wright, who does it without any prompting. He's always so giddy to talk about them. I swear he's like the biggest Joshifer shipper on set. I also suspect Jena is a big shipper too. I now also think Francis has one foot on that ship also.