It’s been a while since I last posted one of these. I’ve since been tattooed, been to England to seen the Bap Mobile (that’s not a typo), ((Ok, so I was primarily in England to visit with my in-laws and attend a wedding. But the Bap Mobile, c’mon!)) and run 5k in a pink wig.
I’ve been keeping busy. So has the Internet.
CWILA has upped the Critic-in-Residence stipend from $2000 to $3000 and is still looking for applications. The deadline is November 1st, 2012, and the payout will occur sometime in December. Get your application in!
- Publishers Weekly shares “The 10 Most Mentioned Songs in Books.”
- Stacey May Fowles piece in the National Post on sexual assault, writing, and liberty,”What Can’t Be Published,” is a must read.
- Sheila Sampath’s piece in Shameless on the future of feminism is important as well.
- Anna Gurji’s comments on the film Innocence of Muslims in Neil Gaiman’s online journal, and how it was not the film she was told was being produced.
- Kim at One Last Book shared a great video of Sunera Thobani, who argues, among other things, against colonial-style impositions of a “western” feminism and encourages supporting alliances with feminists on the ground to protect and support women’s rights.
- American atheism experiences growing pains, as misogynists demonstrate that even atheists can be assholes when Jen McCreight gets sexually harassed. She fights back. Thus begins Atheism+.
- In other news, Armchair/Shotgun accidentally publishes an all-women issue.
- Kirsty Gunn champions the short story.
- Rick Mercer reflects on the power of the rant.
- Steven W Beatie questions why some believe literature ought to be virtuous, from Émile Zola to the 2012 the Man Booker Prize.
And I still haven’t decided what to be for Hallowe’en this year. My options are limited to what I can wear while cycling to work, and what I can wear comfortably for five or six hours.
I like the idea of these simple My Little Pony hoodies, except I want a goth pony. On Twitter Nightmare Moon was suggested as a possibility, but, alas, it seems to be lacking from the present selection.