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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Girl-Powered Projects, Glitterbomb Comic, Talking Fish, Mirror Spiders and More!

You guys- ever feel like your entire day is one long listicle. Yeah- that. Upside? Today is Saturday! And there are Quickies! “Crafting with Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy” is a super cool book with fun female-positive projects by the unstoppable Bonnie Burton. In Glitterbomb, an Out-of-Work …

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Mad Art Cast

Mad Art Cast Episode #69 — Kendall Jenner and the art of advertising

This week Amy is out Pokemon hunting, and Ashley, A and Brian chat about truth in advertising and a controversial Kendall Jenner ad for Spanish Vogue. See the advertisement here.   http://traffic.libsyn.com/madartcast/68_Mad_Art_Cast_Episode_68_-_Kendall_Jenner.mp3

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…And Your Little Cat, Too

How does a “semi internet famous cat” named Captain Pancakes violate Facebook’s terms of service? When he happens to be owned by a photographer who uses Facebook to promote her work.

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Monarch of Crystallography: Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin and the Structure of Large Molecules. (Women in Science 73)

Two scientists. Two crystallographers. Both successful, but one died young after her most significant discovery was snatched from her, while the other lived to a ripe old age after a string of ground-breaking discoveries and a Nobel Prize.  The former, Rosalind Franklin, is a household name.  But the latter, in …

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CosplayGeekery

Why do we Mashup?

I was asked a question at Dragon Con this year that I have been puzzling over for the past two weeks: “Why are mashup costumes a thing?” What puzzled me was not the answer, I know the reason in the very core of my being. What puzzled me is how …

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I Tried It: Origami Star Wars X-Wing

When is the best time to try your hand at an overly-complicated, yet nerdy, origami fold? Close to midnight on a Sunday, of course! There it was in my Facebook feed last night: a friend had shared a link with a big ol’ enticing image of a paper X-Wing. In …

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  • User AvatarBeth Voigt And because Facebook's Community Standards are so even-handed and sensible, this link to BoredPanda with an image of some crocheted gloves was also removed for... – Sep 25, 4:41 PM
  • User Avatardelurker Personally, I think Aglet realized nobody was reacting anymore when she pops in on the podcast and went, "Pssh. I'll show them!" Then she snuck... – Sep 23, 7:06 PM
  • User AvatarBrian George Hey! Thanks for de-lurking and writing in to us. Much as I hate their cause, I also appreciate Amy's aura art. – Sep 23, 12:54 PM
  • User AvatarAmy Roth I love this. 😊 – Sep 19, 3:36 PM
  • User AvatarSteve D Bill Clinton's cookies look a lot like Grandma Hill's Cowboy Cookies, a recipe handed down three generations to my ex, then purloined by me. :-D... – Sep 19, 1:15 PM
  • User Avatardelurker (The Degas episode pushed me to comment. So, hello!) I thought this was a really interesting episode, mostly given my personal headache history. I get... – Sep 15, 4:20 PM

Geekery

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WIP Weekend: Death Eater

For the next installment of “My Friends Make Cool Stuff,” this Death Eater mask styled after the ones from the later Harry Potter films is just one part of what will eventually be a full costume.

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Art

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…And Your Little Cat, Too

How does a “semi internet famous cat” named Captain Pancakes violate Facebook’s terms of service? When he happens to be owned by a photographer who uses Facebook to promote her work.

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Science

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Monarch of Crystallography: Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin and the Structure of Large Molecules. (Women in Science 73)

Two scientists. Two crystallographers. Both successful, but one died young after her most significant discovery was snatched from her, while the other lived to a ripe old age after a string of ground-breaking discoveries and a Nobel Prize.  The former, Rosalind Franklin, is a household name.  But the latter, in …

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Music

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Pretzel Roll: The Musical

In which we have far too much time on our hands on a road trip, and get a series of songs about food out of it. Variations On the CONvergence Theme: How Do We Get There? Two Days in a Car with Canadians Starring: Ryan Consell and Jim Tigwell Also Appearing: …

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