From Bad Reputation, Mark Graf reviews Cheek by Jowl’s production of John Ford’s tragedy, Tis’ Pity She’s a Whore, which sounds like an intriguing take on the text, and who doesn’t love a bit of 17th century revenge tragedy, eh?
You know, the older I get, the less I like Jeanette Winterson’s writing, but I found her essay in the New York Times about Henry Miller’s novel Tropic of Cancer really interesting. Hat tip: A Piece of Monologue.
On twitter, Roro of Creampuff Revolution pointed me in the direction of this lovely, touching site: Woolf and Wilde which features vintage photographs of men together (and sometimes women together) circa 1880 to 1950.
I find myself riveted by the ongoing debate about the use of the term “Mary Sue”. I think this is because it raises so many issues around women’s writing, particularly the gendered cultural responses that are used to deny the value of women’s writing. So here’s another post on the subject: Who Mary Sue is and Who she Isn’t
Now I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer (can’t stand Angel & ambivalent about Firefly), but I do get weary of all the feminist praise thrown Joss Whedon’s way when even Buffy is often problematic, so I enjoyed this little post which draws connections between the sexist narrative patterns in Whedon’s shows: Seriously, it’s a really disturbing pattern. Hat tip: Hoyden about Town.
Little Red Reviewer reviews SF novel Faith by John Love, which sounds right up my street