World Water Day illustration of a woman drinking from a bottle in front of a stream that turns from brown to blue.
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Why Waste Water?

It’s World Water Day! Celebrated every year since 1993, World Water Day is about “taking action to tackle the water crisis.” What crisis? Well, 1.8 billion people are currently at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio because their source of drinking water is contaminated with…poop. Well, poop. What does …

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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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A Gray Cloud of Suspicion Now Hangs Over the White House

Twice during the testimony of Mr Comey and Admiral Michael Rogers today did I hear mention of a “cloud” hanging over the White House and our country. There are a few good articles out there that detail what happened in the FBI and NSA testimony today. In a nutshell, Trump …

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Make a Member of Congress

Guys, as you know it’s been a difficult few months, politically speaking. Many of us are worried about the future, are troubled about everything coming out of Washington and it kind of feels like we’re living in the exposition paragraph at the beginning of a movie that explains why things …

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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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Mad Quickies: Guy-Blaché Film Pioneer, Truitt Art Treatise, Okorafor Whitewashed, Babina Archiatric and More!

Hello hello, my friends. We’re still digging out here in the Northeast after a fairly unseasonal blizzard. For my friends in Colorado, this is just, y’know, Saturday. Despite that fact, I’m bringing you some lovely links. Let’s get to it! Hugo-Winning author Nnedi Okorafor on how Hyperion/Disney tried to whitewash …

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Resisto Tyrannus

I use writing Harry Potter fanfiction as a way to give myself a break from the cacophony of political turmoil that seems to pervade everything right now. However, it has even managed to seep into my Potterverse ponderings, ruining my whimsical reverie. So I made up a new Harry Potter …

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Superhero RPG Design Diary 1

I have been developing a superhero tabletop RPG since early last year and some blog-mates have encouraged me to share the challenges of developing it and talk about the process of game design, in general. In this post I’m going to talk about why I’m doing it, and define what …

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