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Those times we all hope will never happen, but they do
By tigtog on December 21, 2012
Of course The Doctor will save us – how else can we watch this year’s Xmas special? Or go and see The Hobbit on Boxing Day?
By tigtog on November 28, 2012
Times have changed. We’ve entrusted everything we have to a fundamentally broken system. The first step is to acknowledge that fact. The second is to fix it.
By tigtog on October 30, 2012
Like many folks with online friends in the North-East of the USA, I’ve been watching the weather reports with great big saucer eyes.
Keep safe, and if you feel like it, please drop a comment here telling us how you’re going.
By tigtog on October 12, 2012
A Handy Test for Reddit Users: Are You on the Internet Right Now?
By tigtog on September 13, 2012
You are not alone, and there is help out there. Feel free to talk here if you want to, but don’t feel compelled to share here if you’d rather be more private: please just find somebody you can trust to talk to.
By tigtog on August 15, 2012
Disgusted. As usual for media circus threads, please share your bouquets and brickbats for particular items in the mass media, or highlight cogent analysis elsewhere, on any current sociopolitical issue.
By tigtog on July 21, 2012
Those who fight for the right of [anyone] to have as many people-killing weapons as they want share moral responsibility for what happened last night—as they will when it happens again. And it will happen again.
By blue milk on June 23, 2012
This is a great piece at The Atlantic by Anne-Marie Slaughter – long and jam-packed with excellent points; it is a sophisticated discussion of women’s lives and the problems we encounter balancing work and family.. and you almost never see a nuanced discussion like this in the public arena.
By Mindy on June 15, 2012
Guess what word gets you banned from participating in a debate on an abortion bill in Michigan.
By tigtog on April 30, 2012
Does anybody seriously think that the Labor caucus won’t wait until the results of next week’s Budget sessions before anyone decides to make a move? What next for the national soap opera?
By Guest Hoyden on April 24, 2012
Here be SPOILERS!!!
I’m interested in addressing it as an instance of popular culture that again has kids tearing through books, hungry for more, at the controversy and ‘moral panic’ that it seems to be creating, and in looking at the elements of what, for me, made it something out of the league of the ‘Twilights’ of the world.
Posted in arts & entertainment, crisis, ethics & philosophy, relationships, violence | Tagged books & writing, female-centred fiction, film adaptations, moral panics, oppression, rebellion | 22 Responses
By tigtog on April 23, 2012
Speculation abounds as to whether the Gillard minority government will have the numbers on the House floor to pass the Budget on May 8 without Peter Slipper’s vote, especially since Andrew Wilkie remains rather miffed.
By blue milk on March 25, 2012
Dr Maya Angelou has changed autobiographical writing forever for all women, but especially for black women. I cannot tell you how much I love Dr Angelou’s poem, Still I Rise and there is something so special about hearing her recite the poem herself rather than reading it – you really get a sense of how […]