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Mad Quickies: The Earth Day Edition

Good day, my lovelies, and HAPPY EARTH DAY! I hope you can celebrate by marching today FOR SCIENCE or recycling or beautifying your neighborhood or hiking a beautiful trail or visiting a state park or contacting your local politicians or donating to an environmental cause or doing fun science experiments …

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Mad Quickies: Peeps Dioramas, Kraken Playground, EVE Online and Citizen Science, The Story of Place, Extrapolation Short and More!

My calendar tells me that this is Good Friday. Y’know what’s good about today? Simply the fact that it IS Friday. Bravo to all of you for making it through another work week. I hope you’re all enjoying the weekend/holiday respite no matter what or how you celebrate. And now… …

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Mad Quickies: Art Under Authoritarian Attack, X-Files for Kids, Celia’s Show, Vantablack, Synesthesia Art and More!

Well what do you know, it’s Friday, my friends. Time flies when there are fifteen political outrages every day. Let’s take a moment of self-care and bask in the warmth of these remarkable stories. Grab an umbrella drink and let’s go! Artist Melissa McCracken has the condition synesthesia. She experiences …

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Mad Quickies: TrumpScratch, Zero G Dance, Strange Beasts, Overhead Portraits and More!

Hello, my friends, you look so refreshed! I say, you should continue to kick back and chill with these fine links I’ve gathered for you. Enjoy! Once in a while there’s a moment of justice. Amazon Pulls Castalia House Book for Ripping Off John Scalzi Cover. Painter-turned-sculptor Brian Dettmer trashes …

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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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Mad Quickies: Venn Piagram, Levitation Pavilion, Project Stardust, Saint Hoax Art, Hipster Snacks and More!

Happy Pi Day which a number of you are celebrating by frolicking through a thundersnow event. And the rest of you can enjoy while watching Vi Hart’s new video at the end of this groovy list. Let’s go! CALL FOR ENTRY: Edited by Françoise Mouly and Nadja Spiegelman, RESIST! is …

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Mad Quickies: Kristen Stewart Film, Unlikely Dragons, Super Flemish, Martian Potatoes and More!

Good day, my lovelies! It’s 20 degrees in MARCH and soon I have to go take pictures of a parade. [Yep – no climate change here. Nope. Not at all.] Let me leave you to your tasty hot beverages with this interesting bag of stories I collected for you. Br-r-r-r-r. …

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Mad Quickies: Scientist Somerville, NASA Women, Lego NASA Women, Kamala Fan Film, Boland Billboards and More!

Good day, my fellow seekers of truth. I’ve got some wonderful treats for you on this fine, fine International Women’s Day. Let’s start with THIS amazing fact… Meet Mary Somerville: The Brilliant Woman for Whom the Word “Scientist” Was Coined. Yes! It was! “Scientist” was originally used to describe Somerville’s …

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