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Category Archive: Art

Mar 07 2012

Book Cover Contest – The Runners-Up!

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So I’ve already shown you the cover for my upcoming book, Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless, designed by Casimir Fornalski. Here it is again, in case you’d forgotten:But I got a lot of excellent submissions for my book cover contest. I hugely enjoyed seeing all the different …

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Nov 03 2011

Catgroove

I am correcting a terrible, terrible mistake. I posted a piece the other day, Letting the World Surprise You: Secular Transcendence and, Once Again, Morris Dancing. In it, I said this: And since I now think that this life is the only one I’m ever going to have, I feel much more driven to experience …

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Sep 16 2011

I have my archives!

I have my archives from my old blog! They’re here! With comments and everything! They’re even in the right categories! Images and videos didn’t make it over, and there are a handful of posts that didn’t make it and that I’ll have to put in by hand. (For some reason, it didn’t like my posts …

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Sep 12 2011

Further Thoughts on Fashion and Style

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So as I should have expected, my recent post on fashion and feminism generated a rather substantial volume of conversation. Much of it quite vigorous. (In fact, as of this writing, the fashion post has substantially more comments than my post on diplomacy and accomodationism. I think this is hilarious. I love you guys.) And …

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Sep 02 2011

Fashion is a Feminist Issue

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Can you be a feminist and still care about fashion? As some of you may know, I’m pretty interested in fashion. I spend a fair amount of time and energy (and probably more money than I ought) on my wardrobe and appearance. I pay a fair amount of attention to other people’s style: admiring it, …

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May 10 2010

On Being Age-Appropriate

What does it mean to be age-appropriate? And should we care? Since I’ve been losing weight, I’m having to do a bunch of clothes shopping. Which means I’m having to completely re-think what kinds of clothes I want to wear. The kinds of clothes that looked good on me when I was fat just don’t …

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Jan 25 2010

Part of the Show: Atheist Transcendence at the Edwardian Ball

I had one of my atheist epiphanies the other night. It was at the Edwardian Ball. Quick bit of background: That’s not Edwardian as in King Edward VII, but as in the artist Edward Gorey, known for his finely detailed, hilariously ghoulish depictions of Victoriana, Edwardiana, and ’20s flapperdom. The Edwardian Ball started years ago …

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Jun 08 2009

Strange Religious Imagery In My Neighborhood

Ever since I became an atheist, I’ve been increasingly conscious, not just of how unsupported religion is, but of how deeply strange so much of it is. You know how religions that you’re familiar with seem relatively normal, but religions that you’re unfamiliar with often seem deeply bizarre, even surreal? Along with a lot of …

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Feb 09 2009

Ninth and Bryant Parking Garage: A Review

I’m a little slammed with deadlines right now, so I’m re-running an old piece from back when my blog was smaller, one that a lot of you may not have read. This is one of my very favorite pieces — I hope you enjoy it, too. Ninth and Bryant Parking Garage: A Review by Greta …

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Jun 08 2008

For No Good Reason: Atheist Transcendence at the Black and White Tour

I know. Most people don’t connect Morris dancing with transcendence, atheist or otherwise. Most people who have seen Morris dancing connect it with cacophony, silly outfits, and beer. But I had a moment of atheist transcendence at the Black And White Morris Tour a couple weeks ago, and I wanted to talk about it. A …

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