I recently read Chloe Hooper’s The Tall Man, upon which this documentary is based and it’s a terrific read. (You can get a taste of it here). Kinda like Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood in terms of genre, but a lot more political. Although the politics isn’t clobbering, so don’t be afraid of the politics. You will read the book… Read more →
I’m a huge Lionel Shriver fan – difficult, divisive, dark and absolutely enthralling. My sister and her friend and I trade Shriver novels and can talk about them endlessly. I have often thought that I’d like to belong not to a book club but to a Lionel Shriver book club. Although not my favourite of Shriver’s books, the film adaptation… Read more →
Outraged opposition MPs debated the merits of At Home With Julia in a party room meeting today, with Nationals MP John Forrest urging the return of tasteful comedy shows such as the 1970s series Are You Being Served?.
Colour us as unreasonably demanding, but women do tend to want a little bit more than a guy who simply refrains from being nasty like it’s some great sacrifice (which implies that he might just stop refraining from being nasty if he doesn’t feel appreciated enough, so watch it).
To err is human; to arrrrr is pirate: it’s not too late to get a few arrrrrs in before midnight!
She’s on top of the world after demolishing Serena Williams in the US Open final, and who can blame her?
Posts on writing and reading that I’ve come across recently. What have you been reading or writing lately?
Others please take note. This is how an apology is done – regret and responsibility. No “if people were offended” bullshit where the responsibility for outrage is weaselled from the perpetrator(s) to those who call it out.
It’s hard enough to write a sitcom when you don’t have to worry about the potential for defamation issues and being overtaken by news developments between filming and airing. I have no idea why somebody thought that it was a great idea to shackle their sitcom with such stultifying constraints.
As Dee asks on void-star.net – Best Colouring book ever?
SPOILERS for Let’s Kill Hitler: Very interesting review, which clarifies several points that have been bothering me about Moff-era who, although I don’t agree with all of it.
From Japanese-British artist, Sputniko! More here: She talks about her “Menstruation Machine” as coming out of a love of high-tech – she studied computer science before moving into the arts – coupled to a woman’s frustration with it. “Technology is so advanced nowadays, so why do I bleed every month, why do I hurt every month?,” she asks. Under the… Read more →
News With Nipples shows us extracts from a few music industry dudes who found her dressing up as a man for an awards ceremony disturbingly unsexy…
It’s only with the heart that one can see clearly. What’s essential is invisible to the eye.