Weekly Round Up: Kathleen Hanna Reigns Supreme!

The entire internet is abuzz covering Kathleen Hanna and her latest release, Run Fast, with her band The Julie RuinNew York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, NPR, SPIN, Village Voice, AV Club, and so many more.

Here’s Entertainment Weekly on the new documentary about her, The Punk Singer.


We extend our warmest congratulations to investigative journalist and organized crime expert Dan Moldea for publishing his memoirs, Confessions of a Guerrilla Writer.  Fascinating stories from a fascinating life!  Read an excerpt here.  Order here.


Welcome to Boston, Tim DeChristopher!  Check out his interview with Boston Magazine on his forthcoming divinity studies and his evolving relationship to activism: “We’re going to have to be much more ­connected to what our shared values are.  And we’re going to have to approach things on a much deeper level than our movement has in the past.”


In science, Dr. Ainissa Ramirez is on a roll!  See her blogging at Edutopia about the necessity for creativity in STEM fields, the value of failure, and over at the HuffPo sounding a clarion call to nanotechnology developers, warning, “A good idea can carry unforeseen changes,” exhorting  innovators to socially interrogate the impact of their work across fields and disciplines.


Irrespective of the methodology used, are we surprised that a recent poll determined that, among living scientists, astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson is regarded as the public’s most accessible communicator of science?


In a video interview with CBS, astronomer Derrick Pitts urges caution in discussing the provocative new theory that human life originated on Mars, concluding, “we need to do a lot more to better understand the early history of the environment at Mars.”