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Former House Speaker and Lunar-colony enthusiast Newt Gingrich will guest star in an upcoming episode of Parks and Recreation on NBC. Gingrich will be the latest in a recent flurry of political heavy-hitters to appear on the show. Other recent guests include Olympia Snowe, Barbara Boxer, and Senator John McCain. Even Vice President Joe Biden and his dazzling choppers have graced Parks and Recreation with their presence of late. What is it about Parks and Recreation that wins over American politicians with such apparent ease? Is...
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Jim Batt, the animator behind the Amanda Palmer music video “Want it Back”, has released a new short animation, “I Have Your Heart”. The film is a collaboration with New York artist Molly Crabapple and musician Kim Boekbinder, otherwise known as The Impossible Girl.  The idea for “I Have Your Heart” was hatched back in 2010, when Crabapple and Boekbinder decided to combine their visual and musical art forms into one project. When Batt hopped on board, the process of creating the film began. All of the...
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  Sosan Firooz, the first Afghani female rapper, has recently been hit with a spate of menacing text messages and phone calls demanding that she stop performing.  “If your daughter appears on TV again,” one caller said to her mother, “we will cut off your head.” This seems nuts—but considering recent news from her home country, it doesn’t seem impossible. Sosan, 23, performs with her hair uncovered in front of both male and female audiences, and she openly criticizes the Taliban in her songs. She isn’t letting...
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  A press release featuring a new line of lingerie in the style of Victoria’s Secret made its way onto the web this week, featuring a slew of slogans and phrases heralding the importance of communication and consent between sexual partners. And while it would be lovely to imagine that this is evidence of Victoria’s Secret responding to recent criticism by making an effort to push a consent-based message, the phantom line of panties appears to be an unaffiliated knockoff.    The single webpage for this bizarro collection is titled...
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It's rare that a craft book seeks crowd funding in order to go ahead, but this is just the case with the Craftivist Collective's Little Book Of Craftivism.  Brit founder Sarah Corbett, who started out blogging as A Lonely Craftivist (and self professed burnt out activist), has captured U.K. press attention and grown a worldwide group of like-minded crafters passionate about ending equality via the power of craft.  With the blessing of crafty activist Betsy Greer, who first coined the term 'craftivism', Sarah continues to promote the movement's...
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