The Illustrated Women In Science: Year One!

The Illustrated Women In Science: Year One!

Thrill to the jungle-crawling entomology of Maria Merian, cheer at the multi-dimensional mathematics of Maryam Mirzakhani, weep at the tragic end of Sofia Kovalevskaya, and gasp at the universe-cracking insights of Emmy Noether!  All 26 of the MadArtLab Women In Science cartoons and essays are now available in one handy volume, dear friends.  With luscious full color interiors and a lovely introdu... »

KPFK Feminist Magazine Radio Show

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 fascinating talk. Right after me is a group of women who talk about the issues facing women in the black feminist community. There i... »

Sandstone mountains in Zhangye Danixa China

Mad Quickies: 30 Years of Censored Art, A 3D Printed Sculpture That I Can’t Explain, Multicolored Mountains in China and More!

It’s your Wednesday Quickies and damn if there aren’t some colorful things for you to look at here. Yes! Three decades of LGBTQ art that had been previously censored at museums will now be on view! “The 17 artists represent the ‘controversial’ perception of LGBTQ work over three decades, from Robert Mapplethorpe’s photographs in the 1980s to the expulsion of David Won... »

On Failure: Nanowrimo Update 4

On Failure: Nanowrimo Update 4

In which, two months later, a novel is still not written, most of my planning fell to the wayside, and I do not feel much at all like a hero. So…. basically, that went as well as could have been expected. »

This is Your Voice on Hormones

This is Your Voice on Hormones

I recently got the privilege to see Laura Jane Grace perform live. Grace is the founder, guitarist, and lead singer of the band Against Me! who made headlines for being the one of the most high-profile musicians to come out as transgender. She was actually a last-minute addition to the show I came to see, and as a result had no backup band — it was just her, a couple of acoustic guitars, and... »

Mad Quickies: King speech is unearthed; Gates funds art for vax; Herzog gives advice; Onomatopoeia is chocolate and More!

Mad Quickies: King speech is unearthed; Gates funds art for vax; Herzog gives advice; Onomatopoeia is chocolate and More!

It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. And I have a little treat for you — first in the list here. “It’s a speech of importance that deserves to be released on a day of importance,” said archivist Derek Bolin. He’s referring to the long-lost audio of Martin Luther King Jr. speech found in UCLA storage room. Bill Gates is commissioning art to remind people why vaccines are important. What a ... »

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