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Music of the Revolution

Edit: I wrote this before Vice President-elect Mike Pence went to catch Hamilton, and the fallout from that. All of this goes double. We now return to your regular post. Feel free to tap play on that video for the sounds that go with these words. After the election, I …

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No Business Like Joe Business

It was a hell of an election. Hatches are being battened, and art’s getting made. One of the things we’re going to miss is the Joe Biden of everyone’s imagination. Since the results, there’s been a lot of farewell pieces that bring us some cheer. Here are a few of …

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Positive Affirmation Super Moon

I drew something for ya! The most recent and next two full moons in a row are what is called Perigee. This is a phase in which the moon is about 30,000 miles closer to Earth than the opposite phase called Apogee. Perigee is what is also called a “Super …

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The Science Behind the Sideshow

Have you ever wanted to know how someone walks barefoot on broken glass? What ’embouchure’ means and why it’s important in fire-eating? Wondered what it would feel like to stand on someone else’s head? Well, I’ve got a show for you! But you’ve got to come to Chicago this winter.

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Before There was Sagan: How Helen Sawyer Hogg Brought Astronomy to the People. (Women in Science 74)

Before, “The cosmos is all there is, all there ever was, all there ever will be,” there was, “The stars belong to everyone,” the watch-phrase of a woman who spent three decades in energizing the wider world, through her newspaper columns and television appearances, with a profound curiosity about the …

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Mad Art Cast #71: Pretzels in the Hortus Deliciarum

The gang is back together this week to talk about ancient encyclopedias, perspective, and things that may or may not be drawings of pretzels. Show notes: The First Encyclopedia By a Woman Listen below or find us on iTunes!   http://traffic.libsyn.com/madartcast/71_Mad_Art_Cast_Episode_71_-_Pretzels_in_Art.mp3

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Cat Wine Tasting: It Happened to Us

This post was a collaboration between Julia Burke and Jamie Bernstein Have you ever sipped wine while stroking your cat and thought to yourself, “I wish my cat could share this wine with me?” No? File this one under “potential signs of the Apocalypse” or “stuff white people like,” but …

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