Most to-the-point title ever, yes?
Anyway, I've been gathering links to lots and lots of interesting things over the past week or so, but haven't had time to post on LJ. Thus, a lot of the stuff I link to is going to be old. *sigh*
I've been watching Veronica Mars
. I don't know why I didn't watch it when it actually aired. I suspect it had something to do with Australian networks showing it at odd times, and then I forgot about it for ages, found Kirsten Bell's character on Heroes
extremely annoying and decided never to watch anything with her in it ever again. But I'm glad I changed my mind, since the first season, in particular, is excellent, up there with the best seasons of Buffy
in terms of quality.
I'm going to write my own post about it on Wordpress at some point, but for now, check out Abigail Nussbaum's posts
about the series, which are absolutely spot on, in my opinion.
While browsing The Hathor Legacy, I came across a series of posts
about Love, Actually
, which really do a good job of analysing the film from a feminist perspective.
For some other good posts on feminism, see Sady Doyle writing about The Tudors
. The second post isn't exactly 'cool stuff', as these three posts
about why Glee
gets it so terribly, terribly wrong when it comes to portraying disability aren't either. I've always had issues with Glee
, and when the episode directed by Joss and starring NPH couldn't get rid of my qualms, I decided to give up watching. Those posts help explain why.
Laurie Penny says everything I've ever wanted to say about Sex and the City
in New Statesman
.This post on BoingBoing
('What Disney Princesses teach girls') and a related image, 'What Disney Princes teach men about attracting women'
are just so utterly, utterly perfect that I felt I had to include them.
Finally, some music for your weekend! It goes without saying that Pendulum are awesome. It goes without saying that the old-school ABC News theme (Australian ABC, not US) is awesome. The only thing more awesome? Pendulum remixing the ABC News theme
! Check it out!
ETA: After all that, I forgot to link the stuff I initially made this post to show you! *smacks forehead*
In case you didn't know, I'm now blogging for the ABC's Book Show blog (fulfilling a lifelong dream/accepting my fate of working for the ABC). I'm ridiculously proud of this fact. My third post is here
. I also blog for my department at Cambridge sometimes, and my most recent post is here
. It's a report on that conference that I was stressing about.