- Our thoughts have been this week with everyone on the East Coast dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. This is a helpful list of ways you might be able to help the relief efforts. Twitter hashtags #SandyAid and #SandyVolunteer can help you become involved directly by joining grassroots efforts like OccupySandy.
- National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) kicked off November 1st! It’s not too late to get started!
- One of our favorite sources for geeky news, The Daily What Geek, is shutting down.
- Lindy West tells an amazing story about sizeism and compassion.
- Congratulations to the new chairwoman of Dreamworks Animation, Mellody Hobson. Always good to see more women of color in decision-making positions.
- The first poster for The Wolverine has been released, and with its brush painting/calligraphic style, seems to be capitalizing on the samurai aspect of the plot.
- Shonda Rhimes is producing a sci-fi thriller for ABC called Mila 2.0. While the android storyline has been done to death, we’re hopeful that Rimes can provide a fresh spin.
- For everyone who misses the classic Encarta trivia game “MindMaze”, there’s hope. WikiMaze captures gameplay very similar to the CD-ROM encyclopedia game, while using the ever expanding Wikipedia to keep their questions updated.
- Brooklyn native Rochelle Ballantyne is poised on the edge of becoming the world’s first African-American female chess master.
- The President answers questions from the Association of Women in Science.
- How women scientists fare in Arab world.
- Halloween might be over, but our love for Boy Meets World will never die. Check out a great interview with the cast and crew, as they talk about the writing process of the show, transitioning from high school to college, and the beloved Halloween episode “And Then There Was Shawn”.
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