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Auction: Custom Cocktail by Mixologist Anne Sauer

Cross-posted with Skepchick Events. Anne Sauer’s custom cocktail is back! This very popular item already has bids, so get yours in or put it on your watch list for Sunday, March 30, 9:00pm EDT, when the auction ends. For those not familiar with this bit of personalized deliciousness, the auction …


An Oscars-Inspired Dinner

I didn’t watch the Oscars this past Sunday, but I couldn’t avoid catching some of the buzz via Facebook and my other social media channels. By far my favorite thing to show up in my feed on Oscars night were–unsurprisingly–food related! My friend Laura Hepburn Engert planned a nine-course meal …

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Help Get ‘Hug an Atheist’ to Film Festivals

For the past three years, I’ve helped organize the Atheist Film Festival (AFF) in San Francisco. At the 5th Annual AFF this past September, we had the distinct honor of hosting the world premiere of Hug an Atheist, a documentary by Belgian filmmaker Sylvia Broeckx about the everyday lives, loves, and …


The Stinkiest of Cheeses?

Think you like stinky cheese? Limburger, gorgonzola, epoisses? What about cheese that doesn’t just smell like feet or armpits but is actually made from the same bacteria that inhabit those parts of the human body? For the Grown Your Own…Life After Nature exhibit at the Science Gallery Dublin in Trinity College Dublin, scientists created …


A toast to sparkling wine!

New Year’s Eve is upon us, which means it’s time to break open the bubbly! Want to drop a little knowledge along with your toasts? Here’s a rundown on this most festive of beverages (including a video that changed my life forever): 1. Champagne is sparkling wine from a specific …


Hot Cocoa to help Light the Night

Congratulations to the Skepchick teams for raising over $2,500 for Light the Night and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society! I promised to create a warm non-alcoholic beverage in honor of this achievement. However, I’m so proud of you all that I decided to make two recipes, one with booze and …

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Secular Woman Membership Awards

Secular Woman has announced the winners of its 2013 Membership Awards! We would like to recognize the recipients, and also to recognize our hero and captain, Amy Davis Roth, who made the actual awards. You can learn more about the recipients on Secular Woman or on their own sites, linked …


“Breaking Bland:” the Story of MSG

A while back, I wrote an post about the much-maligned, flavor-enhancing food additive MSG, its history, how it tastes, and where our unsupported concept of its harmful nature comes from. If my post whet your appetite, you might be interested in an article from John Mahoney posted to Buzzfeed a …