African-American Women Chemists
Jeannette E. Brown
This book profiles the lives of numerous women, ranging from the earliest pioneers up until the late 1960’s when the Civil Rights Acts sparked greater career opportunities. Brown examines each woman’s motivation to pursue chemistry, describes their struggles to obtain an education and their efforts to succeed in a field in which there were few African American men, much less African American women, and details their often quite significant accomplishments. The book looks at chemists in academia, industry, and government, as well as chemical engineers, whose career path is very different from that of the tradition chemist, and it concludes with a chapter on the future of African American women chemists, which will be of interest to all women interested in a career in science.
This makes me happy today. =)
It makes me happy too.
science bros are real life canon
Makes me happy on so many levels.
Well done but disturbing.
Because when I find something divertingly pointless, I dive in with both feet. Imagine it’s September 23, 2015 — ten years and one day since we first heard of Goners — and the first issue of its translation from unproduced screenplay to six-issue comic book series has dropped…
Don’t we wish!!
a retelling of Tamora Pierce’s Protector of the Small
from Lalasa’s point of view
Bandits came for Lalasa’s family and burned the whole farm out, except for her, because she had been at the river washing clothes. Lalasa did not miss her father or her brothers for all the long years of her life, which should tell you something about her.
She cried for them anyway, and that should tell you something too.
At some point, Zack Snyder perhaps will come to realize that he should just shut up. In an exasperatingly sycophantic interview by Mark Hughes for Forbes, Snyder gets defensive.
ZS: …I think with Superman we have this opportunity to place this icon within the sort of real world we live in. And I think that, honestly, the thing I was surprised about in response to Superman was how everyone clings to the Christopher Reeve version of Superman, you know? How tightly they cling to those ideas, not really the comic book version but more the movie version… If you really analyze the comic book version of Superman, he’s killed, he’s done all the things– I guess the rules that people associate with Superman in the movie world are not the rules that really apply to him in the comic book world, because those rules are different. He’s done all the things and more that we’ve shown him doing, right? It’s just funny to see people really taking it personally… because I made him real, you know, I made him feel, or made consequences [in] the world. […] And I guess for me, it was like I wanted a hero in Superman that was a real hero and sort of reflected the world we live in now…
MH: He’s a big enough character and a good enough character, and the source material is rich enough, I think the material allows for a lot of these different approaches to the character. So when fans kind of feel like there’s only one correct way to approach it and only one right way, that’s a limited way of thinking about it, in my opinion.
ZS: I really believe this — and I think it’s obvious — I believe superheroes, they’re our modern myths. They’re our mythology in the modern world, and myth is designed to tell us about ourselves. In the ancient world, a volcano would go off or the stars would fall from the sky, and they would make a myth up around it to help ancient man to sleep at night or understand it, or at least to have a way of dealing with these things that were outside of their control. So, they’d make a story about a god on a mountain or whatever it is. And I think that’s kind of what our superheroes can do for us, they can help us explain our world a little bit.
Snyder says all of this as if he’s bringing some sort of relegation, the superheroes as modern myth thing. Setting that aside, what he and Hughes conspire to ignore is that no one argued there was only one way to tell a Superman story. Rather, they argued that there’s a fundamental difference between a Superman who screams to try to stop villains from using a bus full of innocent people as a weapon and a Superman who screams because he couldn’t think of a way out other than to murder the villain.
In that sense, then, he’s not wrong, I guess. Superman here does help us explain our world a little bit, and in this case what we’ve learned is that if Zack Snyder’s version of Superman is the one that truly explains our world, if trashing a city and then screaming because he couldn’t think of anything other than murder is what explains our world, then we don’t deserve Richard Donner’s version anyway.
Except that’s almost entirely the point of the character. In many ways we don’t deserve Superman as he’s generally conceived: the big blue Boy Scout. Which is why that’s precisely the Superman we need, the one we’ve always needed. It isn’t about deserving, and it isn’t about reflecting the world we live in now. He’s supposed to be about why aren’t we living up to what the world could be.
Joss Whedon’s announcement for ‘In Your Eyes’
If Colbert is leaving Comedy Central, they need to let her take over his time slot with her own show.
… suddenly I am 100% on board with Colbert going to the Late Show.
A MILLION YES
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