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By blue milk on March 1, 2014
I wish so much that I had been able to buy Miriam Elia’s book, We Go to the Art Gallery before it was stomped on by Penguin books. I do love a bit of mothering and nihilism in art galleries, you know. Thanks to Penelope D. for the link. (Cross-posted at blue milk). Related posts […]
By Orlando on February 28, 2014
The way women are treated by men in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing is awful, but don’t let that fool you into thinking this is an anti-women play. This is a play that exposes everything that is foolish and harmful about fearing female sexuality, or about doubting female capacity for steadfastness.
By Mindy on February 24, 2014
Book review of The Mind of a Thief by Patti Miller for the Australian Women Writers Challenge 2014.
By tigtog on February 23, 2014
An assortment of versions of the song first made famous by Kiki Dee in 1974.
By blue milk on February 7, 2014
This is truly enjoyable analysis. There’s a lot of Marxism in it, probably a bit too much for me. And in my opinion it is too blunt in its assessment of pop culture but that aside, this is a great argument.. (And hold someone close as you read this because you’re fine with hating Swept […]
By Orlando on February 6, 2014
How great is it to see a cover like this on a street rag?
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?