February 2011

Pollinating Limpets

28 February, 2011 // 0 Comments

Sarah Fenske at Riverfront Times: Stone County Dog Breeder Had Issues in Previous Inspection — State Didn’t Follow Up …it is interesting to note that some of the violations Baxendale was charged with fixing in March 2010 — ...

The Long and Short of Television

27 February, 2011 // 0 Comments

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about television as a narrative form, while I ponder various creators and their degrees of success and failure with the medium. Television is simultaneously ripe with opportunity and challenge and it’s ...

What Is It About Joss Whedon?

26 February, 2011 // 0 Comments

I think it’s been pretty clearly established that I’m a fan of Joss Whedon’s work; why else would I devote so much time to shredding it? (I critique because I care.) And I interact with a lot of Joss fans who are in the same boat ...

Active Brains

25 February, 2011 // 0 Comments

Josh Rosenblatt at Austin Chronicle: Safety Net or Dead End? If there’s one thing I’ve learned covering Austin’s animal-welfare community this last year, it’s that animal-welfare people are both serious and quite willing to ...

Boredom and Misdemeanors

24 February, 2011 // 0 Comments

Fort Bragg has developed a bit of a vandalism problem in the last few years; I noticed when I moved back home that there seemed to be an uptick in pointless graffiti, paired with much handwringing in the pages of the Advocate, when the journalism is ...

Irritated Wellbores

24 February, 2011 // 0 Comments

Laura Tsunoda at The Santa Barbara Independent: Avocado Uncovered Today, the annual harvest makes avocados a $320-million industry in the Golden State alone. Harry Kloman at Pittsburgh City Paper: Oscar-Nominated Short Film Which of these mini-films ...

Glee: Blame It On the Alcohol

23 February, 2011 // 0 Comments

This week on Glee: Bisexuality! Is it real? Let’s discuss! Also, how about brain injuries! Those are hilarious, am I right? No seriously. Glee tells us it is progressive television and that, in particular, it is sending great messages about ...
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