Lady Reads is a bit heavy on the pop culture this week, but that’s just because so much cool news came out! But don’t worry, we’ve got dick jokes and FEELS too! Read More This Week in Lady Reads
We’ll have a lot more about the Freddie Gray protests in Baltimore in next week’s PoC News update, but we’d be remiss not to include a few posts you might need over the weekend to refute the idiots in your life. In happier news, we’ve also got stories about the Notorious RBG, trolling GamerGaters, and Game of Thrones. Read More This Week in Lady Reads
This week’s news stories are quite a bit about reconciling the past with the future. It’s a mixed bag of good and bad, as per usual, but there were a lot of interesting links to catch my eye. Let’s get started.
Stacey Ballis: the author who enlightened me that authors are nice people! Read More Interview: Author Stacey Ballis (Plus a Book Giveaway!)
While enjoying Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing, I got to thinking about the ideal woman. Specifically, as Alexis Denisof’s Benedick lists the traits he’d like in his perfect match, I got to thinking about a similar list in a Bollywood song. And so I started thinking about what makes up the” perfect woman.”
I’m a Shakespeare nerd and proud of it. I first read Hamlet in fourth grade and made a model of The Globe in sixth. I was lucky enough to be cast as Beatrice in a local production of Much Ado About Nothing a couple summers ago. It turned out to be a cursed production and was cancelled when we couldn’t replace actors who had to drop, but being able to be Beatrice for the read through and few rehearsals we held was pure joy. Read More Review: “Much Ado About Nothing” is Definitely Something
I have a lot of TV shows that I like, but there are only a few that I will really make an honest effort to watch, not matter what, and one of them is Once Upon a Time. Even though there are some very cheesy moments in it that would taste good with a box of wine, it’s a decent show. And there are some wonderfully complex characters on there that allow for some major angsty moments. But lately some of the characters are just a little, well, stagnant. I say when in doubt, bring in Shakespeare. The Bard’s plays are just as much a part of our collective consciousness as the tales used in OUAT, but some of the characters are just dying to be added. So here are five who I think would have a shot. Read More Five Shakespearean Characters Who Ought to Be on Once Upon a Time
Have you ever found yourself stuck in a conversation with an insipid person? You can’t think of anything to say that’s clever or witty enough to put them in their place, so you simply stand there and nod, a smile pasted on your face as you secretly imagine beating them senselessly about the head and face with a dead trout? We’ve all been there. Read More Shakespeare’s Insults for Everyday Situations