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Mad Quickies: Bro Country Mocked; Victim-Turned-Superhero; Satellites of Lobe; Art or Poo?; Plush Fungi and More!

Mad Quickies: Bro Country Mocked; Victim-Turned-Superhero; Satellites of Lobe; Art or Poo?; Plush Fungi and More!

You guys- the holidays are only mentioned a total of ONCE in this list. And yet- there is so much that is relevant to your life right now. Let’s begin… Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye are “Maddie & Tae” and that’s something you should know because their tune ‘Girl in a Country Song’ hit No. 1 by mocking bro country. And the bros aren’t laughing. You can watch their fant... »

Mad Quickies: Polygon Parable; WikiGalaxy; Vaportini; ASL storytelling that will make your heart grow 3 sizes; and more!

Mad Quickies: Polygon Parable; WikiGalaxy; Vaportini; ASL storytelling that will make your heart grow 3 sizes; and more!

Egg nog: Delicious seasonal drink? Or strange pancake batter in a glass? I would bet that the world is probably divided into these two camps. Be that as it may, hopefully the thing we can all agree on is that it is high time for some Quickies. Let’s begin… Parable of the Polygons. This is an interactive post on the “shape of society.” {via Julia B.} Fall through a wormhole ... »

The Official Skepchick & Mad Art Lab Gift Guide

The Official Skepchick & Mad Art Lab Gift Guide

Here’s something so incredibly cool — a Gift Guide that has been sourced and curated and compiled and coded by the fabulous Courtney Caldwell. She’s done a ton of work on this so you don’t have to. And, best of all, this seasonal listy-ness will actually make shopping fun! …………. Are you a holiday procrastinator (like me)? Never fear, the Official Skepchick... »

Mad Quickies: Morbid Anatomy and Lit, Snowshoe Art, Lego Birds and More!

Mad Quickies: Morbid Anatomy and Lit, Snowshoe Art, Lego Birds and More!

It’s Cider Monday! How do ya’ like them apples? Maria Popova always curates wonderful lists of books. She is my first go-to for book gift ideas. See what I mean: Here are 14 great children’s books celebrating science. Think you know all the most interesting things about [Lab favorite] Joanna Ebenstein of the Morbid Anatomy Museum? Betcha’ don’t know her Desert Island ... »

Mad Quickies: a Frozen Plane, a Fiery Critic, Female Film Artists, Thanksgiving Talking Points and More

Mad Quickies: a Frozen Plane, a Fiery Critic, Female Film Artists, Thanksgiving Talking Points and More

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone, wherever you are! How Famous Artists Would Plate Thanksgiving Meals. Not only deliciously clever and cool, but these images are available as limited edition prints with 10% of the profits benefiting the SF-Marin Food Bank. {via Anne S.} Of these 50 groundbreaking female film artists, how many are you familiar with? What, you might ask, is the photo trend we’ve a... »

Mad Quickies: 360º StoryBooks; Space Art; Geometric Bugs; Intentional Sonic Assault and More!

Mad Quickies: 360º StoryBooks; Space Art; Geometric Bugs; Intentional Sonic Assault and More!

Howdy, you guys, and happy weekend! Want to chill with some excellent links? Well, I’ve got your justifiable distraction right here. Enjoy! Swiss artist Chaotic Atmospheres created Geometric Insects of a Polygonal Planet. {via Brian G.} “The Art of Space” by Ron Miller is an astounding, comprehensive history of scientific space art. Also astounding? You can buy it for a pittance.... »

Mad Quickies: Porcelain Fractals, Potato-Head Wedding, Bacterial Gloves, Geek Accessories, LEGO 11th Doctor and More!

Mad Quickies: Porcelain Fractals, Potato-Head Wedding, Bacterial Gloves, Geek Accessories, LEGO 11th Doctor and More!

Just when you least expect it- HEY! Here are some Quickies! Kind of magical, dontcha’ think? “mmm … idk … i kind of already have all the cows i need so i don’t really see what i would get out of this …” and other captioned depictions of women rejecting marriage proposals in Western art history. {via Courtney C.} Irish artist Nuala O’Donovan sculpts stunning hand... »

Mad Quickies: Christ-as-Cellulite-Cream, the Politics of Dancing, Stoner Cookbook, Wolves and More!

Mad Quickies: Christ-as-Cellulite-Cream, the Politics of Dancing, Stoner Cookbook, Wolves and More!

Hey there, you seem a little down. Well, lookee what I’ve got here to cheer you up- some pretty sweet info-candy that’s actually good for you. Enjoy! Brazilian designer Gustavo Piqueira reimagines the Medieval Bible in a satirical 21st-century update. The resulting book Mateus, Marcos, Lucas e João is sumptuous. Creator of upcycled sweaters [love!], artist Kat O’Sullivan turned a dull ... »

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