Sad news to wake up to this morning.
The milieu through which we swim
#AWW2017 – non-fiction – six reviews
In which the author finally gets around to blogging about, and reviewing for, #AWW2017.
Otterday! And Open Thread
Hello! I had a sudden urge to revisit our rusty weekend Open Thread tradition. This one is hosted by an otter eating a carrot. Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires.
Wonder Woman movie marketing machine tied up in knots
…and not in a knowing nod to the cognoscenti way. Shana O’Neill on SyfyWire wonders Where is the Wonder Woman movie advertising?
Vale John Clarke #PutOutYourGumboots
Two nations have lost a great satirist, a terrific writer, and by all accounts a delightful human being generally.
QOTD for IWD: Aung San Suu Kyi
It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it. From Freedom from Fear I heard this quoted on… Read More ›
Let’s have a shameless self-promotion session
For a short time, Palgrave Macmillan is offering a discount on e-books, which includes mine. So if you’ve ever been curious, but put off by the giddying price, now is the time to grab it. Here’s where you can buy… Read More ›
This Week in Even More Unnerving: Darth Bannon’s dodgy history obsession
Bannon is portrayed as believing that a “global existential war” with radical jihadis (and maybe China as well) is inevitable, and that authoritarian politics in the USA is the only way to prepare the nation for victory.
So I only just discovered the Tomlin Rule
The quote is about trying to stay informed by reading the newspapers, and seems to embody my own attempts at self-preservation in a world where duplicitous absurdities constantly gain more traction than rigorously scrutinised realities.
Beyond Marching: I Will Not Be Passive #Resist
Later this week I will be part of my first anti-fascist #resist planning meeting*. I’m on a steep learning curve here, but I refuse to be just an observer any more. I will not be passive.
Anyone else organising with anti-fascist #resistance movements, I’d like to know anything you’re authorised to share with others. We need to be visible.