May 2010

Remembering the Dead

31 May, 2010 // 0 Comments

I think today of friends and foes I will not see again. We have strange and peculiar ways of honouring our dead; we do so by creating a three day holiday so that people can roast weenies and go to the beach. I want to appreciate the spirit of this, ...

Jarred Lemons

31 May, 2010 // 0 Comments

John Vidal at the Guardian: Nigeria’s agony dwarfs the Gulf oil spill. The US and Europe ignore it In fact, more oil is spilled from the delta’s network of terminals, pipes, pumping stations and oil platforms every year than has been ...

Reassessing Kurt

30 May, 2010 // 0 Comments

I’m having a protracted email exchange with a reader, and we’re talking about a lot of things, but most particularly Kurt, and I’m really rethinking and reevaluating his character, in response both to this conversation and other conversations ...

I Don’t Do This For Fun

29 May, 2010 // 0 Comments

Sometimes I ponder why I do this; why I write at this ain’t livin’ and FWD/Forward, even though I don’t receive compensation for the writing I do at either site1. I think it’s a question that a lot of bloggers who engage in ...

Don’t Infringe On Me

28 May, 2010 // 0 Comments

Content note: I use ‘me’ and ‘my’ in this post, but there are a lot of social justice writers who feel the same. I could just as easily say, for example, Snarky’s Machine and Tasha Fierce’s. Cara and ...

Gliding Goats

28 May, 2010 // 0 Comments

Cara at The Curvature: Man Reported Police Sexual Assault Against His Girlfriend, Now Faces Deportation And as thanks for that, for being one of the better residents that U.S. society could hope for, we’ve decided that he’s not worthy of being ...

Robotic Aspens

27 May, 2010 // 0 Comments

Everett Maroon at I Fry Mine In Butter: All Gleed Out It’s occurred to my partner and me that there are a couple of concepts on Glee headed on a collision course: a “new” kind of masculinity that pretends at being more emotionally available, ...

Glee: Theatricality

27 May, 2010 // 0 Comments

So, remember how, writing about Glee last week, I discussed the fact that the show is straddling a strange divide between feeling filled with stiff, awkward, Teachable Moments, and the over the top camp that the show is getting so much attention ...
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