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Monthly Archive: March 2013

Mar 19 2013

Atheist Student Questioned By Police For Being an Atheist

This is a guest post by Harrison Hopkins, president and founder of the Secular Student Alliance at Presbyterian College in South Carolina, also known for stopping the graduation prayer at his high school. A week and a half ago during our Spring Break, my school, Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC, was one of several schools …

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Mar 19 2013

Greta Speaking in Rossmoor/ Walnut Creek, March 21

Hi, all! I have a speaking gig coming up this week in the San Francisco Bay Area: in Rossmoor, which is in Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County. My topic: “Resistance Is Not Futile: Is Arguing About Religion Worth It?” Rossmoor is a gated retirement community, but the event is open to the public, and …

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Mar 18 2013

Runway Recap: Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Love

Project Runway Season 11 Episode 8 Daniel and Patricia

How do you make men look sexy? This week’s Project Runway challenge: Make performance wear for the Thunder From Down Under male stripper group. It was a difficult challenge for a lot of reasons: making men’s wear is always hard on designers who mostly make women’s wear, what with the different body shapes and all. …

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Mar 14 2013

Runway Recap: But What Do You Mean By “Prom Dress”?

Project Runway Season 11 Episode 7 Amanda and Michelle 1

There’s this basic problem with certain design challenges: on Project Runway, and in life. The problem is when people don’t give you clear specifications for what they want — and then judge you for not having accomplished it. This week’s PR challenge (okay, last week’s, I was on a speaking tour last week and only …

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Mar 12 2013

Foundation Beyond Belief Raises Record Funds to Fight Cancer – And They’re Doing It Again!

Hey, this is cool. On lots of levels. You know the Foundation Beyond Belief, the humanist charitable organization supporting charities around the world? You know how last year, they organized a massive fundraising effort for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through their Light the Night Walks? It was a thumping success. In our first year, …

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Mar 05 2013

Protest U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Friday March 8

Protest-Rally-Flyer

This is a guest post from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. Servicemember Civil Rights Organization Blasts U.S. Air Force Academy for Circulating Offensive Anti-Gay and Sexist Religious Material. Protest to be held Friday, March 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM on the corner of Academy Blvd and Voyager Parkway, COLORADO SPRINGS. Food, beverages, signage, and security …

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Mar 04 2013

Runway Recap: Aging Out

Project Runway Season 11 Episode 6 Patricia

So since last week’s Runway Recap was all about one of my most loaded, most complicated, most compelling fashion topics — namely, fashion and size — I suppose it’s only fair that this week’s should hit one of my other gigantic hot buttons: Fashion and age. For this season’s “real woman” challenge (serious air-quotes, I …

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