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Neil Shubin’s Your Inner Fish

Neil Shubin’s Your Inner Fish

If you haven’t seen any of Neil Shubin’s 3 part series, Your Inner Fish on PBS, start now! It can be streamed here. It’s in the same vein as the new Cosmos, but with a stronger emphasis on biology, anatomy, genetics, and paleontology. In Cosmos, you get NDT’s cool, calm, perhaps-slightly-baked, but always reverential delivery. In Your Inner Fish, you get Shubin’s R... »

Mad Quickies – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and Marvel Superheroines

Mad Quickies – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and Marvel Superheroines

Time for the Friday Quickies! Today, I’m all about the the cheerful, the beautiful, uplifting and just all-around sweet things. The featured image is a composite image of Eight Hours of takeoffs at LAX by Mike Kelley. First, your nostalgia hit: The Feisty Feminism of Girls Just Want to Have Fun Femmeslash Friday looks at Frenchy and Rizzo Carol Danvers is my patronus. A preview of Captain Ma... »

Compassionate Investigation: An Interview With the Minds Behind “Oh No, Ross & Carrie!”

Compassionate Investigation: An Interview With the Minds Behind “Oh No, Ross & Carrie!”

I have a confession: I am a podcast fiend. I’m always on the prowl for new podcasts, and I’ve gotten to where I’d much rather listen to a podcast while I work or do chores (instead of music). I’m also incredibly particular about what podcasts I listen to (Citizen Radio has spoiled me, what can I say?) – so sifting through the seemingly endless podcast listings on iTun... »

Don Moyer adds monsters to tradtionally Willow Ware china

Mad Quickies 3.18 – Magic Pigs, Monster Dishes and Burrito Lovesongs

It’s the better-late-than-never Tuesday Quickies! First our featured image is some lovely monsters invading Don Moyer’s idyllic pottery: Willow Ware Monsters. I would buy these dishes in a heartbeat! What if Doctor Who was played by dogs? Continuing my love of itty bitty historical artifacts: Nesting Pocket Globe What can we learn about privacy from porn stars? 8 Book Historians you sh... »

Closeup of an earthworm

Mad Quickies 3.10 – Asari Sex and Vegetarian Personal Ads

To Harriet, on her 50th Birthday – Reflections on Harriet the Spy Halley Docherty inserts classic works of art into Google street view. Sexual assault for the lulz in J. Michael Straczynski’s Apocalypse Al Vegetarian Personal Ads – “Must be mated phrenologically and spiritually, or not at all” Can dance work on the radio? Mass Effect science: Asari Sex & Genes 101... »

Mad Quickies 3.5

Mad Quickies 3.5

Portrait of a Community Inside Barneys’ groundbreaking campaign featuring 17 trans* models Stuff Being Thrown at My Head via Anne Astronaut Mae Jemison talks about women in STEM. I love her. LOOK AT THIS GORGEOUS COPEPOD. It’s little and it flashes blue with the right light. The Last of Us True tales of the last members of doomed species. Color photos of the inside of the Hindenburg Re... »

Girls, Girls, Girls is Awesome, Awesome, Awesome

Girls, Girls, Girls is Awesome, Awesome, Awesome

Hello Labbers! I don’t know if you knew this, but hair metal is one of my most favorite things. When I found out that Motley Crue had not one, but TWO all girl-covers bands, I sprung into action! Because hey, what’s the use of writing for an art blog if you can’t use it to talk to people who you think are really awesome? Without further ado, an interview with Girls, Girls, Girls!... »

The Art Assignment

The Art Assignment

An exciting new YouTube channel launched today that I thought should be on your radar. It’s called The Art Assignment and is hosted by Sarah Urist Green and her husband John Green. Sarah has been active in the art world for quite some time; cutting her teeth at Columbia University before her most recent job curating at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. John is an active writer of Young Adult n... »

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