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The Prime Minister of Dick Is the Best Penis Artist on Earth

Meet the Prime Minister of Dick, or PMD for short. He's a South African artist who "slings dicks and dicktures" for a living—i.e. absurd, surreal, and sometimes brilliant illustrations of, well, penises.<p><i>"I'm the lead dickologist. There's nobody on Earth who draws penises like me." - the Prime</i> …

The Arts

On THE VIRGIN SUICIDES And The Dreamy Elusiveness Of Depression

Death comes suddenly, forcing us to sift through the pieces looking for warning signs or ways we can blame ourselves for not stopping it. That's even …

Watch Bittersweet 'I Am Chris Farley' Documentary Trailer

Adam Sandler, David Spade, Mike Myers, Bob Odenkirk among those who discuss comedian's life and talents<p>Chris Farley's brief life and enduring legacy …

Comedy

The Truth About Fat Sex

"No man will ever love you," proclaimed my grandmother in her self-assessed infinite wisdom. I was nine or ten -- old enough to know exactly what she was talking about, and young enough that I believed her. Thirty-five years later, in the kind of therapy they do for veterans of war, I understood …

A Harvard professor reveals a strategy that can help you stop worrying

We all deal with this when life gets challenging.<p>There is a way to overcome worry that doesn't involve alcohol or a straitjacket.<p>The answer is thousands of years old — but now science is validating those ancient ideas. You've probably even heard of it: Mindfulness.<p>Yeah, it's all the rage now. But …

Mindfulness

Subverting Mass Media: The Collection of the Girls of the Internet Museum Accentuates Sincerity

<b>G</b>aby Cepeda, an independent curator based in Lima, Peru, founded the Girls of the Internet Museum as a way to archive Internet works made by an …

Feminism

8 Ways I Take Care of Myself After Experiencing Depression

Two years ago, I went through a period of depression. At the time, I dealt with it by meeting with a therapist once a week. While you’re depressed, …

Billy Crudup's New Film Will Make You Wonder If You're A Monster

In the summer of 1971, 24 male Stanford University students volunteered to participate in a study led by Dr. Philip Zimbardo, a psychology professor interested in studying the effects imprisonment had on the human condition.<p>A set of offices and a hallway were converted into a barebones mock prison …

Germaine Greer Tells Cambridge University Students: Transphobia Doesn't Exist

Germaine Greer faced the wrath of angry students after claiming transphobia doesn't exist during a highly-contested talk at Cambridge …

Documentary "She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry" Will Very Possibly Make You Cry

<i>A feminist protest march in August 1970, as seen in</i> She's Beautiful When She's Angry<i>. Photo: Diana Davies</i>Present day. Women and men wear red and …

Feminism

Delicate Vessels Sculpted with Pressed Flowers by Ignacio Canales Aracil | Colossal

<p>Spanish artist Ignacio Canales Aracil creates vessels reminiscent of upside-down baskets using nothing but pressed flowers. The art of flower …

An Interview With Lynda Benglis, 'Heir To Pollock,' on Process, Travel and Not Listening to What Other People Say

At 73, Lynda Benglis is one of America's most significant living artists.<p>She came of age in the male-dominated New York art scene of Warhol, LeWitt and Newman, transposing the vocabulary of Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism into sculptural works that oozed, dripped and twisted with the fullness …

Meet Ray Johnson, the Greatest Artist You’ve Never Heard Of

Even if you can’t name a single work by the late artist Ray Johnson—even if you can’t picture one—you may have heard some variation on his pranks. They’ve become something of art-world lore.<p>Like the time a client asked for a 25 percent discount and he obliged, and delivered the work with a quarter …

Mathematically Precise Kinetic Sculptures and Toys by John Edmark | Colossal

<p>If you enjoyed John Edmark’s trippy 3D-printed zoetrope sculptures last week, you might also enjoy some of his kinetic sculptures that rely on …

Why we must never forget Anita Cobby: Sister continues to fight violence against women

IT WAS a horrific murder that deeply scarred a community and profoundly changed how violence against women was viewed in Australia.

The Scottish mother of Japanese whisky

<b>Scotch enthusiasts found it hard to swallow recently when a Japanese single malt was named the world's best whisky. But the fact that a Scot played a key role in establishing the hard stuff in Japan may make that news more palatable for some.</b><p>Jessie Roberta Cowan, from Kirkintilloch, had little idea …

Whiskey

Google's 'Security Princess' on Hacking, Hiring, and Women in Tech

Parisa Tabriz leads the team that is in charge of protecting the almost one billion people who use Google's Chrome browser every day. No pressure or anything.<p>Parisa Tabriz calls herself Google's "Security Princess." No, really--that's the title on her business card. And what duties, you might be …

Edward Snowden

The Problem of the Overlooked Female Artist: An Argument for Enlivening a Stale Model of Discussion

<i>Editor’s note: This essay first appeared in the catalogue for</i> Lucid Gestures<i>, an exhibition of Barnard College alumnae artists last fall.</i><p>Very …

This Is What Happens When A Woman 'Manspreads' On The Subway

Apparently, taking up too much space on the subway (a.k.a. "manspreading") is only socially acceptable when men do it.<p>Mic editor Liz Plank and Mic account executive Nick Heitz took to the New York City subways to see how people reacted when a woman manspreads. They found that people were not too …

A Last Gift From The Genius Mind of Taylor Negron: Reflections On A Life Spent Playing Everyman

<i>Editor's Note: We were lucky enough to have Taylor Negron write for us at the site from time to time. This was the final piece he wrote for us, and we have decided to run it under circumstances we never wanted to -- on the occasion of his untimely passing today. Taylor was 57. Like everything he</i> …

Comedy

Intel president calls on Silicon Valley to improve gender diversity

Silicon Valley firms must step up and tackle the gender imbalance within their companies, even if it "smells like feminism", says Intel president Renée James<p>The gender imbalance within the technology industry is an issue that Silicon Valley companies need to tackle together, in a way that takes …

Brian Krzanich