Month: February 2013

Happy Darwin Day, fellow mutants

Charles Darwin was born 204 years ago today, and the International Darwin Day Foundation uses February 12th each year to celebrate Darwin, Science and Humanity. In November it will be 154 years since the publication of his paradigm-shattering work, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.

Media Circus: Pope resigns edition

Well, all sorts of things are going to fly under the media’s radar this week, aren’t they? What else has piqued your sociopolitical media interests lately? Please share your bouquets and brickbats.

Otterday! And Open Thread

Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Books? News stories? What have you created lately? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?

Friday Hoydens: Margaret MacDonald and Marion Mahony

Two of the most influential figures in modern aesthetics spent decades as footnotes to the biographies of their husbands. Margaret MacDonald, wife of Charles Rennie Macintosh, and Marion Mahony, wife of Walter Burley Griffin, have in recent times begun to be acknowledged as the great artists they were.