Pioneering synthetic biologist June Medford envisions a Wordsworthian stroll through nature in lieu of an airport security checkpoint, and has already begun to engineer plants that can detect pollutants.
As the rate of cancer spikes among TSA officers who work near the full-body scanners at the Boston Logan Airport, union reps are alarmed at having been misinformed regarding the safety of these machines.
In the literature on South American indigenous and mestizo curanderismo, particularly in relation to ayahuasca, I found that harmful attacks by malevolent practitioners using invisible “darts” are widely reported. Perhaps as many as 50 percent of illnesses are said to be caused by such sorcery.
From living next door to the Grateful Dead to a 80s new wave band with iconic guitarist Nels Cline to the psychedelic music, and spoken word stream Radio EarthRites to famed acid blotter art, Gwyllm Lwydd exemplifies a certain kind of renaissance man receiving too little attention in the media, and perhaps in history as well.
Feminist multimedia artist, singer, and writer Jean Smith – best known as the singer in the iconic underground rock band Mecca Normal – quit her part time job to sell her paintings online. As she shares her latest paintings on Facebook, she allows her fans to follow the rapid evolution of her work. This is the second in a series of interviews with artists working through Facebook to reach audiences.
2017 Wonderland Book Award nominee Jennifer Robin is a treasure of the Portland underground. Her work captures a menagerie of 21st century American characters, many of whom seem archetypal. In this interview, we discuss her books Death Confetti and Earthquakes in Candyland, changing Portland, and Facebook as a platform for artists.