PINK! The pinkiest pink that ever did pink. Maybe. It's pretty damn pink.
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On Wednesdays, We Litigate Pink

Like a lot of folks, the Lab got really excited a few years ago about Vantablack, a material that absorbs 99.96% of visible light and is the “blackest black” synthetic thing outside of a black hole. Then Bean-sculptor Anish Kapoor made a deal for the exclusive rights to use it, …

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Unexpected Influences

I have a list of art and media that I saw or read as a kid that made a lasting impression on me for one reason or another, some which are well known and the influence obvious (Labyrinth! Michael Whelan! Monet!) to the more obscure (Nausicaa of the Valley of …

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a crowd of Chicagoans carrying science-related signs for the March for Science. The Chicago skyline is in the background.
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Art Inquisition: Did You March for Science?

This past Saturday, scientists and science-enthusiasts took to the streets of over 600 cities around the globe to proclaim their love for SCIENCE. Yes, in all-caps! Here at the Lab, we do love us some science… capital letters or no. And we’ve got opinions on the March as varied as …

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closeup of two "I voted" stickers in NYC; they are stuck to the thumbs of two people over the sidewalk
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Art Inquisition: Could You Be Our Next Winner?

  The NYC Campaign Finance Board, of all places, may have me rethinking my general rule against design contests. For the most part, I’m opposed to working for free (like most of us are). Spec work “for exposure” or “to see if I like it” isn’t an arrangement that would ever fly at the …

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The Great Escape and Away We Go

Art is the great escape and I need an escape. I’ve had enough of Trump and his budget cuts to science, the elderly, the arts, the humanities, kid’s school lunches, the environment, meals on wheels, the list goes on. Basically, he is cutting everything that isn’t the military so he …

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Ode to Sean Spicer

Sean Spicer used to be the White House Easter Bunny. Now he is the hired mouthpiece of a compulsive liar. Must be hard for Spicer being under all that pressure to help keep the authoritarian, nationalist regime on track while fighting against the First Amendment and that pesky enemy known …

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The Phones Are Bugged

Today has been a strange news day. I woke up to tweets seemingly straight out of the Twilight Zone by president numero 45 blaming ex-president Obama for tapping his phones at the Mar-A-Lago resort in Florida. Trump’s tweet: How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the …

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A Tale of Two Sessions

What’s new in the wacky world of authoritarian-republican-American-regimes? Well? Thanks for asking! On Tuesday night Trump managed to read his way through a TelePrompTer speech while actually wearing a suit that fit! This allowed your average cable TV news watcher to view him as almost human! Oh the joy Fox …

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