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By tigtog on February 24, 2014
The Money River, where the wealth of the nation flows. We were born on the banks of it. We can slurp from that mighty river to our hearts’ content. And we even take slurping lessons, so we can slurp more efficiently.
By tigtog on December 29, 2013
This is a Lazy Summer repost of an old post, with some highlights from comments on the original post added, since they add to the snarkfest. Given that the Abbott government seems to be full of “rationalist” policies owing more than a small debt to Objectivist Libertarianism, it seemed like a good time to remind folks what unregulated government of prime movers for prime movers would actually look like.
By tigtog on December 16, 2013
Hands up who knew (or at least now remembers that they once knew) that the original play (and subsequent novelisation) by J.M. Barrie was titled “Peter Pan And Wendy” rather than just the “Peter Pan” that current publications and productions favour?
By Mindy on July 18, 2013
Does setting out to dress modestly for nine months give you any special insights into someone else’s culture?
By tigtog on June 14, 2013
In the wake of a bunch of recent posts, I’ve been thinking about women’s characterisation in fiction a lot. My next fiction purchase will be Grimspace by Ann Aguirre, and I’m sending an Open Call for guest Friday Hoyden post pitches featuring female protagonists, because I need recommendations for the gifts I’m going to give everybody this year.
When men disagree with others it’s a robust addition to free speech, when women disagree with men it’s to silence them
By tigtog on June 1, 2013
This time it’s women objecting to sexist content in the professional magazine for the Science Fiction Writers Of America who are causing Deep Rifts™.
By Mindy on February 10, 2013
Fun and games with a Nook.
By Lauredhel on January 28, 2013
Reposting a Friday Hoyden post on Lizzie Bennet from 2007 to honour the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice.
By Mindy on January 4, 2013
#aww2013 The Australian Women Writers Challenge is on again!
By Mindy on December 10, 2012
Don’t whinge to this author.
By tigtog on December 8, 2012
history – the process of writing down and preserving of the facts, not the facts/events themselves – was looking the other way
By tigtog on December 6, 2012
Would Frank Herbert’s Dune have been such a wide success if its publication in 1965 had not been preceded by David Lean’s masterful cinematography of windswept dunes in 1962′s Lawrence of Arabia?
How, more generally, does our experience of pictorial representations of landscapes and people (both still and moving pictures) influence our perceptions of other works of art, of the world and people around us, and even of our own self-awareness?