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Mad Art Cast — Pamela Gay Interview!

This week, we talked with rockstar astronomer and the silkiest voice in science podcasting, Dr. Pamela Gay! Some links: If you haven’t yet, check out Astronomy Cast, hosted by Pamela Gay and Fraser Cain. It changed our lives. Bad news about the Chicago Botanic Gardens’ corpse flower Ashley was excited …

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Breaking the Shackles Procreative: Margaret Sanger and the Creation Of The Pill. (Women in Science 32)

In 1912, it was against the law to publish a book that contained descriptions of birth control methods. It was against the law to even expound the theoretical benefits of birth control as a general notion. It was against the law to put a contraceptive diaphragm into the hands of …


Sleater-Kinney Teams Up With Planned Parenthood

When Riot Grrl band Sleater-Kinney dissolved in 2006, I was about to be a senior in high school, and I was devastated. All major (or minor) life events can seem traumatic when you’re 17, but Sleater-Kinney’s dissolution hit me hard. As a fairly rebellious teenager and wannabe punk, it sucked that so much …

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KPFK Feminist Magazine Radio Show

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 …

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Make Crap Art

I had the pleasure of being invited to speak at a local Ignite event a couple of months ago. In our long tradition in advokating for showing off your ugly things, I spoke on one of my favourite subjects: the value of terrible art. The video is below. Enjoy. Two …

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Bible Blacked Out: My Country Tortures

Mark:  My Country Tortures I am crying out I am torn open Immediately rebuke him ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Join me in this series.  If you don’t want to post them yourself, please use this contact form to submit them. To see the rest, click here. Hashtags:  #blackoutpoetry, #bibleblackoutpoetry #foundpoetry

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Bible Blacked Out: Ferguson

Luke: Black Lives Matter Authority throws down Hometown widows What have you done?”   I am sure there will be more to come!  Join me.  If you don’t want to post them yourself, please use this contact form to submit them. To see the rest of this series, click here. …

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The Bible Blacked Out: Torture

An expression of my reaction to the CIA Torture Report {summary} that was recently released. I colored the area around the Human Rights symbol to allude to the inverse of Human Rights. Corinthians:  Torture immoral person moral failure no sanctuary each should own his responsibility   I am sure there …