Posts by Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, WA. She chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. Sara wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

February 25, 2020

RIP Katherine Johnson: Paying Tribute to the Pioneering NASA “Human Computer”

Mathematician Katherine Johnson, a woman who broke racial and gender barriers at NASA, has died at the age of 101. She is best known for her work as a “human computer” that helped make early human space flight possible. Johnson’s achievements include calculating—with a pencil and a slide rule—the precise paths to allow Apollo 11 to land on the moon in 1969 and, later, have it safely return to Earth.

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February 19, 2020

Woman Stopped in Subway Is Asked to Sing “Shallow” and She Stuns Everyone

A star is born in a subway thanks to Lady Gaga’s iconic song “Shallow.” It all started when online talk show host Kevin Freshwater was filming content for his popular Facebook page. He was playing a game called “Finish the Lyrics,” in which he approaches random people, sings a few lines of a song, and then prompts the stranger to complete the verse.

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