Is there a main character on the show we have spent less time with than Beth? I’d like to say it’s a surprise that WD could go almost three years without a single episode focused on one of their main characters, but to be fair, they’ve been really shit about developing their women until this season. It’s obvious that season 4 has largely been about redressing the issues that fans and critics have loudly complained about and many of those issues involve just how shafted the women have been. Look at both Carol and Michonne, two characters who have grown leaps and bounds in the twelve episodes that have aired. As soon as Beth was paired off with Daryl, it was clear that we were finally going to get some time with Beth. Continue reading
We’ve eliminated all the doubles per author, so it’s time to start narrowing down the women who will make it to the actual bracket. Continue reading
Q. I have a blog on Tumblr and recently came across some very obscene material that was posted on a blog I had followed. I was shocked that this stuff was allowed. I searched further and quickly found gobs of pornographic sites. Again, I was shocked. Nobody is filtering this stuff or warning us about it. Continue reading
The end of a class is bittersweet. After nine weeks, I’m tired, too, and ready for a break. But I’ve gotten to know my students, and wish I could spend more time with them. I think about them after class has ended and wonder if they use what I have taught them. I hope they do well in the future. And I think about my future, too.
My addition to our semi-regular series that grants you insights into the minds of our writers (they’re just like us!): Continue reading
The Oscars weren’t even over before the internet was buzzing with critical comments about celebrities’ appearance and wardrobe, and with critical comments about those critical comments. Can’t they just enjoy their intimate little industry awards ceremony (televised to millions and millions of watchers) in peace? Continue reading
Happy Wednesday, Persephoneers! It’s time for another recap of Fifty Shades Freed. I swear this chapter was so godawful, I wanted to throw my Kindle across the room. I’ve selected some of the choicest parts for you and have provided my commentary, just so you can see for yourselves how awful this book is. A great piece of erotica . . . really? The people who think so should really look at their lives and their reading choices.
Lupita all day, every day. Continue reading
Have I really not mentioned any Oasis records yet? Goodness, let us remedy that at once!
Over the weekend, Russia essentially declared war on Ukraine, authorizing military force in Crimea and sending troops to occupy the area. As I write this, there are rumors that they will strike overnight, or provoke violence so as to retaliate, or fabricate violence so as to retaliate. Ukraine and Russia have a shared cultural and linguistic history – what the hell is happening? Continue reading
This just in: Ladyblogland wrote some great stuff this week. Continue reading
For years now, I have barely listened to music. Had anybody suggested such a thing to me when I was 20, I would have yelled “But music is my life!” and considered swearing at them, but things changed. I had kids. They are loud. I longed for moments of complete silence. I started working for a music magazine and had to review random things that, for the most part, I didn’t enjoy. Then I lost my mp3 player somewhere around the house and never really bothered looking for it. Continue reading
The end of the wesinter season approach and the shows are really moving toward their finales or mid-season cliffhangers. Lots of tears in Tokyo Raven and Nobunaga The Fools. Samurai Flamenco came up with its craziest episode yet, if that was possible. Buddy Complex set up the temporal paradox and, finally, Nobunagun had an action-focused episode this week. Continue reading
Q: Any advice on how I can train my husband to be less of a slob? Continue reading
Hello! This is a week of quick links. Enjoy! Continue reading