Part of the Women's March in Chicago, as seen from the bridge in Grant Park over the Metra tracks near Michigan and Van Buren
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WIP Weekend: Forward, March!

Hello, yes, it is Tuesday and not the weekend! But it’s taken me this long to marvel at all the incredible creations assembled for the Women’s March on Saturday, to say nothing of all the other protests, marches, actions, and other events that have been happening of late. And of course, your …

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The [White] Lady Doth Protest Too Much

Hello. Hi. Nice White Ladies. Yes, you there, with the face. Can we chat for a minute? I understand you have the best of intentions when you make your efforts to make sure NotWhite Ladies know you support them. I know that holding conversations involving race is sometimes difficult. But please, …

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WaPo Express Features Upcoming Women’s March… For Men?

The Washington Post Express, a free daily publication in DC, may be a bit confused about gender. Or rather, the binary symbols that commonly represent male and female. For anyone who might be missing the error, please consider the following informative table: The cover features the likely-historic rally in Washington to be held on …

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Carrie Fisher: Drowned in Moonlight, Strangled by Her Own Bra

I didn’t really realize how much I wanted a brunette princess from Disney until they released Beauty and the Beast in 1991. Hey, yes, a Disney movie featuring a girl with brown hair like me? AND she’s a huge reader? AND she snarks away Gaston like she’s swatting a fly? Excellent, …

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Art Inquisition: Are We Making America Great?

A billboard on Highway 80 outside of Jackson, MS simply reads “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.” Aside from the fine print, that is the only text, printed in bold capitals over an iconic 1965 image by photographer Spider Martin, depicting a standoff between police and protestors on ‘Bloody Sunday’ in Selma, AL. The …

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A four-inch round cake cut in half with the pieces spread apart to look into the center. It is a dense cake with some pieces of fruit and nuts inside, and white drizzled frosting in a zig-zag pattern across the top.
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Making America Cake Again

This year’s election is getting everyone down. Tensions are high, everything seems dire… thankfully the process will be over in just a few days, come what may. We all need a little something to feel better. So how do you feel about… cake?

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Art Inquisition: Why Would We Wahoo?

Holy foo! Two teams in the World Series that nobody expected! With only two games left, the series stands at two games for the Chicago Cubs, who haven’t won since 1908, and three for the team from Cleveland, who have been waiting for the big win since 1948. Yep, I said …

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It’s the Great Pumpkins, Mad Art Lab!

Happy Halloween, everyone! Some of us who celebrate have gotten crafty on some pumpkins. Take a look!

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