Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Xicana Punks, MRI Art, Siphonophore Portraits and More!

Straight from The-Better-Late-Than-Never Department… here come the Quickies! I can’t explain why. I can only serve up these little shish-kabobs of savory internet goodness when they become available. Dig in!

Women—and women of color—had been in the punk scene but the recognition for their contribution has been non-existent to grudging at best. “Xicana Women Claim Their Rightful Place In Punk” is a superb essay featuring Alice Bag and puts a spotlght on Xicanas and women of color. Via Dr. Ray

After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, artist Elizabeth Jameson turns her MRIs into art.

In Austin, Texas, at Art.Science.Gallery, the pieces in the group exhibition “Evolution” “lead two separate lives: one as an art piece and one as a device for sharing information.”

I’m loving the way the women have been taking charge and driving all the stories but “Game of Thrones” started being a fantasy the minute they began to take over. Via Courtney

Ex-military photographer Aaron Ansarov is fascinated with marine life. To create his series “Zooids”, Ansarov photographs the Portuguese Man o’ War on a light table and then releases it into the wild. Something I’ll wager you didn’t know: the Portuguese Man o’ War is not a jellyfish and here’s why.

Definitely good news! Jessica Williams Is Leaving “The Daily Show” for Her Own Comedy Central Show. Via Courtney

I’m beginning to think that it’s not a fluke—that Target is acting like a responsible steward of retail culture and the environment. At least, more than most. Pretty interesting list: 10 things Target has pulled from its shelves.


Noe here’s something you don’t see every day.

Let’s turn the Wayback Machine to 2011…

The Condit Dam is drained for the last time before removal.

Found here.

from the page
October 28, 2011 — The White Salmon River in Washington state is flowing again as the nearly 100-year-old Condit Dam was disabled with explosives Wednesday. The reservoir draining took about 2 hours. Further demolition is scheduled in 2012. The event is a significant milestone for river restoration and dam removal nationwide.


Featured image is an excerpt form an image of a siphonosphere by Aaron Ansarov.



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