• Feminism
    Distiller Marianne Barnes

    This 28-Year-Old Vegan Master Distiller Is Pretty Much Our Favorite Woman Ever

    Marianne Barnes encompasses everything we love here at Skepchick: science, nerdery, women kicking ass, and booze. As the first female master Kentucky bourbon distiller at 28 years old, she’s an inspiration for whiskey geeks and women in STEM alike. Barnes is now at the helm of the upcoming Castle & Key Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky, at the historical site of…

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  • Skepticism
    Wine pours from a decanter with three holes for a waterfall effect

    Wine Gifts You Don’t Need

    Every year folks tell me they’re too intimidated to buy actual wine for the wine geek in their lives. Since that wine geek is often me, I always tell them that I love getting wine from literally anyone, but I also caution against some of the fancy wine paraphernalia commonly marketed to the Pimped-Out Kitchen crowd. Some popular products don’t…

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  • Featured
    Shelves of stemware

    Do You Need Fancy Stemware?

    Have you ever eaten yogurt with a fork? Ever had cereal from a coffee mug? Coffee from a mason jar? Have you, like me, made nachos in a saucepan because you didn’t have a baking sheet? Then you know that a food or beverage vessel is, for the most part, aesthetic. Wine stemware vendors like Riedel and Spiegelau stand to…

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: June 23 – June 29 on the Skepchick Network

    Hello! Nice to see you! Here’s a big list of posts for you to read. Have fun! Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 54: Axis in Motion Mindy keeps on in her study of physics. The Pseudoscience of Victim Blaming: The Shift of Control Self-help tripe internalizes external influences, which puts the blame for bad stuff exactly where it doesn’t…

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: May 26 – June 1 on the Skepchick Network

    I’ve done it again. I’ve compiled a list of some of the most awesome things that happened last week on the Skepchick Network. It’s just a little gift from me to you. Teen Skepchick Suspension of Disbelief: The Great Gatsby Katie reviews the new movie based on the classic novel. Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality Katie approves of…

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  • Religion

    Ask Surly Amy: Nonreligious Alcohol and Addiction Help

    Dear Surly Amy, I’m an alcoholic. I don’t believe in AA’s religousness/sprituality. I’m also not sure about total abstinence. Where do I go? ~Desparately Requiring Useful Nonreligious Kinfolk

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