Primetime Speakers

Our speakers are hittin’ primetime! On Monday, Neil deGrasse Tyson was a guest on The Colbert Report. Watch the clip here. Then on Tuesday, Tyson kicked off the new season of NOVA Science NOW. And although Time Warp won’t be on tonight (Discovery is running a marathon of the show Pitch Men, in honor of …Read More

Sea Shepherds Welcome New Spaceship

Captain Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherd anti-whaling crew are getting [more] serious. Beginning next summer, they will add a new ship to their fleet: Earthrace, a back-to-the-future, 40 knot sailing, diving under waves, biodeiesel-fueled ship. Read the article here. Those Japanese whalers better watch out. And if you’re looking for an entertaining show tonight, …Read More

Video Friday: Tyson Throws Down with Branson on Fallon

Neil deGrasse Tyson visit Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, June 24, 2009. (Video courtesy of Hulu.com) For more videos of our speakers, please visit the Jodi Solomon Speakers YouTube Channel. And FYI: Tyson will be on The Colbert Report on Monday, June 29.

What It Means to "Re-Brand"

Hey. Have you noticed all the buzz around virginity? More so than normal? It seems like every magazine, newspaper, blog we read is discussing the state of modern virginity. We’re not getting into it here, but get the dish on by reading Jessica Valenti’s piece in The Nation: (Please note: It’s not quite as salacious …Read More

Robin Wright on Iran

I’m sort-of wondering if Robin Wright did anything else this past weekend besides analyze the Iran situation? “Lessons for the U.S. As Iran Unravels” by Robin Wright (TIME Magazine on June 22, 2009) “In Iran, One Woman’s Death May Have Many Consequences” by Robin Wright (TIME Magazine on June 21, 2009) “The Supreme Leader’s Gamble: …Read More

Things to See, Read and Hear

Do you live in New York? Be sure to check out the new “Journey to the Stars” show at the Hayden Planetarium. The show, which tries to explain how stars figure into our existence, will debut next month. Learn more. And while we were perusing the internet for remarkable stories this morning, we stumbled across …Read More

Parties. Purity. Ecology. Economy. Human Health.

After five years of breaking news, breaking balls, and bringing you bad-ass feminist blogging, Feministing is holding their first big fundraising event ever in celebration of their five year anniversary. Tonight they’re bringing together friends, loyal readers and fellow online / offline activists to celebrate this very special occasion and enjoy some rad entertainment, delicious …Read More

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