Sleater-Kinney Teams Up With Planned Parenthood

Sleater-Kinney Teams Up With Planned Parenthood

When Riot Grrl band Sleater-Kinney dissolved in 2006, I was about to be a senior in high school, and I was devastated. All major (or minor) life events can seem traumatic when you’re 17, but Sleater-Kinney’s dissolution hit me hard. As a fairly rebellious teenager and wannabe punk, it sucked that so much of the rock ‘n roll music I loved was run by men, and Sleater-Kinney felt re... »

Two hands knitting a drawing of a scarf. by Javier Pérez

Mad Quickies: #28daysofblackcosplay, diversity in game testing, and Batman goes Wild West

Hiiii, Mad Art Lab! Donna let me take over the Quickies today, so I have some nerdery, some thinky things, some costumes and some pretty art for you. Enjoy! A group of other black costumers have gotten together to celebrate Black History month with #28DaysofBlackCosplay and it is glorious. If you look at nothing else in this post, look at the hashtag on twitter and see what a truly diverse geek co... »

Absorbed Reader

Where the Twain Shall Meet, Part 4 of 4 {Conclusion}

Janet L. Factor was born in the soot-showered industrial city of Barberton, Ohio, where as a girl she kept her head down and counted toads, turtles and snakes in the grass. She graduated magna cum laude from Hiram College, Phi Beta Kappa, having devoured a degree in biology, imbibed a minor in history, and nibbled on delectable side dishes of art and literature. Janet has expanded on that liberal ... »

Hemlock tree sculpture by John Grade

Mad Quickies: 1,500 Affordable Live/Work Spaces For NYC Artists, 3D Printed Majora’s Mask, The Most Bonkers Lightbulbs Ever and More!

*lowers glasses, peers over rim* Oh, I didn’t see you there. Well, since you’re here, why don’t you pull up in front of this nice, warm fire I have built and listen to my tales… I listened to NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s State of the City address this morning. His push for more affordable housing now includes 1,500 live/work spaces for artists to be built over the next 1... »

Design Diary – Cloud Strife Fenrir Emblem

Design Diary – Cloud Strife Fenrir Emblem

I hammered out a wolf head based on Cloud Strife’s from Final Fantasy VII and Advent Children. Below is a video detailing the production in convenient time-lapse fashion. »

Mad Quickies: Bauhaus Hijinks, Blinged-out Skeletons, Fata Morgana, Stephen Fry and more!

Mad Quickies: Bauhaus Hijinks, Blinged-out Skeletons, Fata Morgana, Stephen Fry and more!

You guys, I keep getting distracted because SNOW! Well, some snow. Lots of slush. Occasional sleet and freezing rain. Question: am I the only one who thinks “Wintry Mix” sounds like a snack? Okie doke then, onward… We have definitive proof that NOBODY did costume parties like the Bauhaus. Video included. {via Brian G.} We’ve featured photographer Paul Koudounaris before. He... »

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