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Auction: Custom Cocktail by Mixologist Anne Sauer

Cross-posted with Skepchick Events. Anne Sauer’s custom cocktail is back! This very popular item already has bids, so get yours in or put it on your watch list for Sunday, March 30, 9:00pm EDT, when the auction ends. For those not familiar with this bit of personalized deliciousness, the auction itself is for a customized drink recipe made just for you based on your taste preferences. As wit... »

Understanding the Lost Children: The Life and Science of Anna Freud

Understanding the Lost Children: The Life and Science of Anna Freud

Humans have a profound genius for generating terrible ideas.  Slavery.  Theocratic government.  But there is one particular idea we hung onto for an unfathomably long amount of time before finally questioning, and that is the notion that Children Are Property, and therefore may be treated more or less however we please.  Our appreciation for the importance of their early environment, and the respo... »

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... »

#MALCosmos Live-Tweet: Week 3!

#MALCosmos Live-Tweet: Week 3!

Don’t forget to join in for this week’s #MALCosmos live-tweet of The Cosmos with Neil DeGrasse Tyson! Here is the episode description for tonight’s episode, “When Knowledge Conquered Fear:” In “When Knowledge Conquered Fear,” Neil deGrasse Tyson sets off on the Ship of the Imagination to chase a single comet through its million-year plunge toward the sun. Later, Tyson visits the ... »

Ms. Marvel #2: Heina Dadabhoy and I Talk Islam in Comics, and the Demise of the Spinebreaker.

Ms. Marvel #2: Heina Dadabhoy and I Talk Islam in Comics, and the Demise of the Spinebreaker.

Yesterday, Marvel released the second issue of Ms. Marvel, a series featuring the trials and tribulations of Kamala Khan, a Muslim of Pakistani background who finds herself suddenly a superhero.  Skepchick’s own Heina Dadabhoy and I had a quite wonderful conversation about it, religion in comics, and the cross-roads of ethnicity, identity, and sexuality, which you can read below if you’... »

Mad Quickies: make love or art or science, not war.

Mad Quickies: make love or art or science, not war.

Artist Alejandro Guijarro asks what do you see in this Quantum Mechanics’ class chalkboard? {via Mindy T.} Paging John Cage. The indie band Vulfpeck is funding a tour by streaming silence on Spotify. {via Brian G.} io9 sez: These science books deserve to become documentaries. {via CriticalDragon1177} Make love, not war. {hat tip to @OxbloodRuffin} The Hungarian photographer Sarolta Bán uses ... »

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