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By tigtog on January 29, 2014
Some of the first songs I learnt to sing beyond nursery songs & school singalongs were Pete Seeger songs. I have no doubt that my politics today have largely grown from learning and loving these protest songs from an early age.
By Mindy on January 28, 2014
My reading list for the Australian Women Writers Challenge 2014.
By Mindy on January 9, 2014
There are some questions you should never ask in an interview.
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 Mary on December 26, 2013
Because it appears to have been days since our last media thread, here’s one for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which opened today in Australia. Spoilers welcome.
By Orlando on December 21, 2013
Saint Lucy’s Day is celebrated throughout Scandinavia, particularly in Sweden, and is a very special marker in the lead-up to Christmas. It is traditionally celebrated by the young girls of the town walking in procession wearing white dresses with red sashes and carrying lighted candles. The eldest wears a crown of candles to represent the saint herself.
By tigtog on December 21, 2013
Australian Whovian tragics don’t get an early (ie only a few hours after the UK) peek this year. We have to wait for 7:30pm on Boxing Day like any old muggle! How on earth will we manage?
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 tigtog on December 14, 2013
We all know Hollywood doesn’t give many leading roles to women, or even speaking roles. What I didn’t know, but what Geena Davis’ Institute On Gender In Media has demonstrated through its data analysis, is that Hollywood persistently doesn’t even give women parity in crowd scenes.
By tigtog on December 13, 2013
Yet another book.
By tigtog on November 23, 2013
Share your feelpinions, but please be spoiler-aware!
By Orlando on November 15, 2013
Director Sally Potter is one of the great original voices in film.
By tigtog on November 3, 2013
Architecture: all gargoyles are grotesques, but not all grotesques are gargoyles.
By tigtog on October 25, 2013
From their 2008 collaboration album Belgian Chocolate, following on from their first collaboration album Raising Sand (2007).