Month: July 2009

Labyrinth As Feminist Myth

Despite its potential, feature movie fantasy hasn’t traditionally been the go-to genre for feminist fiction.

Enter Labyrinth, in 1986.

Jennifer Connelly is an absolute joy as teenage protagonist Sarah Williams, discovering her power – not just the power to solve the labyrinth of the title, but the power to resist the coercion of David Bowie’s illusionist Goblin King, Jareth. Sarah solves puzzles, makes friends, and navigates her way through a series of illusions and temptations, culminating in her rejection of the King’s power in a maze of Escher staircases.


I’ve noticed that we seem to be getting some people registering to comment who do not then go on to actually post a comment. It seems to be a 2-3 registrations like that every week now. If people who have… Read More ›

Blog-keeping: blogroll!

It’s ages since I updated the blogroll. I’m going to make a start on it now by adding some of the blogs belonging to regular posters here, and some that I’ve started reading regularly in the last 6 months (or… Read More ›

Weekend Wibble: Handcrafts

Check out this seahorse journal hand-decorated in blue, silver and gold. Featured at Oohsome, it’s available from MandarinMoon. Have you seen, or made, any great craft lately?