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Mad Quickies: Surgical Feather Art, Time is Color, Monster Map, Tasty Dinos and More!

Mad Quickies: Surgical Feather Art, Time is Color, Monster Map, Tasty Dinos and More!

Hello, my Lovelies! And, for most of you, it’s the start of a working week in a new year. I say start 2015 off right and take a coffee break immediately because it’s surf’s up here at the Lab! For 25 bucks, you too can own Monsters in America: a cryptozoological map of the USA. It’s a 25 x 19″ limited edition print by Hog Island Press. {via @CriticalDragon1177} This i... »

Mad Quickies: the New Year’s Eve pre-Hangover Edition

Mad Quickies: the New Year’s Eve pre-Hangover Edition

You guys- HOLIDAYS ARE COMPLICATED! I have no idea what time it is or what day it is. I’m sure that will all even out somewhere around the 10th of January. On a related note, I’m glad I can pay most bills by phone or direct debit and save myself the embarrassment of writing 2014 well into February like I did in the olden days. Oh and by the way, I have some cool links for you. Van Gogh... »

Mad Quickies: Vintage Holiday Weirdness; Star Wars Snowflakes; Colossal Bests; Blue Morpho and More!

Mad Quickies: Vintage Holiday Weirdness; Star Wars Snowflakes; Colossal Bests; Blue Morpho and More!

You guys! Put down that cookie sheet/stocking/dreidel/gift wrap and pour yourself a tasty glühwein/hot cider/Irish coffee/Mad Elf and take five to surf and recharge with this little list of links. HAPPY HOLIDAYS with the merry and the jolly, everyone! As an undergrad history student, Greg Jenner decided to do his dissertation on Weird Victorian Xmas Cards. What you see here is culled from 800 Chri... »

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... »

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