As usual, the topic of these media-circus posts is just a discussion-starter. Please discuss any sociopolitical issue currently making the news, or highlight egregious churnalism and those far too rare instances where the MSM rises above it.
Month: April 2013
Review: Lady Sings it Better
Feminist commentary of popular songs, excellent music and a whole lot of laughs: Lady Sings it Better.
Some women want to stay home with children and feminism needs to make peace with that
Alexandra Carlton has an article in The Age this weekend, “The retro housewife” that proves it is just as possible to build a faux phenomenon in Australia around smart women dropping off the career ladder to become domestic over-achievers as… Read More ›
Despite the gym boom we are fatter than ever.
This piece from Mark Dapin in the SMH details how despite the growing number of gyms in Sydney the population is still, statistically, becoming fatter. Usually I like Mark Dapin’s writing, it is funny and usually about himself and his… Read More ›
So who won’t be flying Virgin until they make seat-to-seat delivery opt-in?
Do you want your airline encouraging strangers to use their inflight “entertainment” system to send their fellow passengers unsolicited gifts of drinks or food (with all the accompanying expectations) in a metal cage high in the air from which there is no way out?
Otterday! And Open Thread.
Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening in your life? Anything you want to get off your chest? Reading a good book (or a bad one)? Anything in the news that you’d like to discuss? What have you created lately? Commiserations, felicitations, temptations, contemplations, speculations?
RocKwiz and other seasonal delights
Sydney has moved into my favourite season for this city – autumn. Bright blue skies, crisp mornings and balmy days: and in the evenings, some better TV…
Mum was the first hoyden I ever knew.
Reminder: Cherchez La Femme comes to Sydney this Sunday night (April 21)
Cherchez la Femme comes to Sydney for the first time! It’s 5pm to 8pm, Sun April 21 at the Vanguard, 42 King Street, Newtown. If you’re in Canberra, Cherchez La Femme will be held tomorrow night, Tue April 16, from 7pm at The Front Gallery & Cafe 2012 , 1 Wattle Place, Lyneham, $15 at the door.
Otterday! And Open Thread.
Today’s Open Thread is hosted by two wee otters. The first, from Chester Zoo, was shared on flickr by Steven Feather. The second is this sleepy, cuddly pair of Oriental Short-Clawed otters, shared by yasa_. Please feel free to use… Read More ›