Xena Loves Geniuses

“You may know her as Xena from Xena: Warrior Princess and, more recently, Lucretia from Spartacus, but you may not expect that Lucy Lawless would fly all the way from New Zealand to California for TEDMED, a conference about great ideas in health care,” CNN health writer Elizabeth Landau says. ‘It’s like a beauty pageant for brilliant people, where you sit in the audience and all these geniuses comes out and parade their incredible brilliance in front of you,’ said Lawless. ‘I’m not a geek, but I love geeks,’ she said. ‘I love these people who have focused all their attention on like, lasers, on some particular area.’ In her spare time, she helps the fund-raising arm of [Starship Children’s Health] in [Auckland], and is involved with Greenpeace.” Auckland-born Lawless, 43, won the 2011 Saturn Award as Best Supporting Actress for her role as Lucretia in Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

 


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Allbirds Puts a Label on Fashion’s Climate Impact

Allbirds Puts a Label on Fashion’s Climate Impact

Allbirds’ sustainability lead Hana Kajimura talks to The Guardian’s Nadra Nittle about why the company, founded by New Zealander Tim Brown and American Joey Zwillinger, uses carbon labelling to raise consumer…