You guys, you might have heard that we’re getting a bit of snow here in the Northeastern US. I read in the New York Times today about all the precautionary measures being taken in Manhattan. First of all, that the Times is reporting at length on weather before it happens is fairly significant. Furthermore, the article mentioned that emergency crews had filled 1,000 potholes. Let me say that ... »
Janet L. Factor was born in the soot-showered industrial city of Barberton, Ohio, where as a girl she kept her head down and counted toads, turtles and snakes in the grass. She graduated magna cum laude from Hiram College, Phi Beta Kappa, having devoured a degree in biology, imbibed a minor in history, and nibbled on delectable side dishes of art and literature. Janet has expanded on that liberal ... »
Thrill to the jungle-crawling entomology of Maria Merian, cheer at the multi-dimensional mathematics of Maryam Mirzakhani, weep at the tragic end of Sofia Kovalevskaya, and gasp at the universe-cracking insights of Emmy Noether! All 26 of the MadArtLab Women In Science cartoons and essays are now available in one handy volume, dear friends. With luscious full color interiors and a lovely introdu... »
Yesterday, I was invited to participate in a radio show on KPFK in Los Angeles. The show is a one hour talk show run by a coalition of (brilliant) feminist activists called, Feminist Magazine. I am on air for about 12 minutes mid episode and am flanked by some really fascinating talk. Right after me is a group of women who talk about the issues facing women in the black feminist community. There i... »
Mad Quickies: 30 Years of Censored Art, A 3D Printed Sculpture That I Can’t Explain, Multicolored Mountains in China and More!
It’s your Wednesday Quickies and damn if there aren’t some colorful things for you to look at here. Yes! Three decades of LGBTQ art that had been previously censored at museums will now be on view! “The 17 artists represent the ‘controversial’ perception of LGBTQ work over three decades, from Robert Mapplethorpe’s photographs in the 1980s to the expulsion of David Won... »