From The Lesbrary, Have you ever thought to yourself, “Is there any way I can be more lesbian?” In my case, I would have to answer “not really” to that, but this post showed me how the ownership of certain books could possibly make me feel even more lesbian than I do already.
From Flavorwire, Robert Maplethorpe’s portraits of cultural icons . I particularly like his portraits of Patti Smith and Debbie Harry – I think the naked woman holding the gigantic snake looks a little tense though.
From Tor.com, Don your tights, glitter and goblin horns, it’s Labyrinth day. I loved Labyrinth when I was a kid. It’s actually playing at a local cinema next month and we are so going to see it.
Jess McCabe has started writing a series called Murder, She Blogged on the representation of detectives, police and crime in pop culture from a feminist perspective. That sounds awesome to me. The first post is on the ill-fated series Mrs Columbo, which I never watched but which stared Kate Mulgrew who I later came to love in her role as Star Trek: Voyager’s Captain Janeway.
From Womanist Musings, The Problem with Urban Fantasy Fandom (and why we need to critique Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Much as I love Buffy, and have been watching it addictively recently, I do think this show can stand to be critiqued on many levels.
From Flavorwire, Great parties in literature we wish we could have attended. I wouldn’t actually want to attend many of these parties (especially not the one in Brett Easton Ellis’s Less than Zero). Just for the record, I like riotous parties which involve lots of food, music and, if at all possible, dancing.
From Den of Geek, Terminator 2 is 20 years old. No way! That dates me. My best friend and I went to see this film at least twice when it came out. Linda Hamilton’s Sarah Connor was a bit of hero of mine even in my pre-feminist days.
From A Piece of Monologue, one for the theory geeks, What is Hauntology? On a recent trend in Critical Theory.
Occasionally I see something that makes me feel sorry that I left academia. This may be one of those things.
From 3am Magazine, Everybody is Writing a Novel. I can assure you that I’m not writing a novel. Ok, I might be lying about that, but this article about Roland Barthes is another one for the theory fans.