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One for the Albee aficionados

Those who don’t already know this trivia, anyway. Just listened to Edward Albee in a radio interview, and he said that when he originally sold the movie rights to Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf to Hollywood, he asked who they… Read More ›

Spoiler alert: Book Review HP7 whaddayareckon?

Plot spoilers will appear in this discussion for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Don’t read any further unless you already know plot twists or if you don’t care whether you learn plot twists. If you are subscribed to comments here using RSS, you should probably treat that feed most warily until you finish the book.

This is nasty.

Although I am, to quote an old Sandra Boynton gag, “eruditer than you” (or at least most), I still found reading through the composition quoted below involved more than a handful of false starts and reversals. Via Making Light, via… Read More ›

Grrrl’s own adventure

Guest post by blue milk (who knew there was so much to say on feminist motherhood?). I don’t usually read Janet Albrechtsen because I don’t find her relevant, but today I did and now I’m inflicting her on you. Sorry…. Read More ›

Feminist Frustrations

That’s Eryn Loeb’s title for her Bookslut review of two recent feminist primers: Jessica Valenti’s Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters and Megan Seely’s Fight Like a Girl: How to be a Fearless Feminist. Loeb… Read More ›

Bragging on the offspring

The tigling just received a HD+ for her first long narrative assignment in English this year, a story about old age. I think I have a parent-crush on her teacher for writing this evaluation: Beautiful work [tigling]. Mrs Wentworth is… Read More ›