Monthly Archives: November 2014

Ladies! Do you still need feminism?

Some mornings it’s just not worth gnawing your way out of the restraints, is it? I mean, with shit like this popping up in my Facebook feed, it’s enough to put me permanently OFF my feed: Congratulations, ladies! Your fight’s … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: The terror of knowing what this world is about

I have to confess something: When this song first came out, I didn’t care for it. At ALL. It was weird and depressing, it seemed self-indulgent and overdramatic, it didn’t hang together, you couldn’t really dance to it, blah blah. … Continue reading

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Quotable: Aneurin Bevan on conservative politics

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Why Jian Ghomeshi could get a life sentence (and Julien Blanc should STILL be banned)

Poor Captain Kirk. He just doesn’t get it. Oh dear. This really hasn’t been a great week for the PUA types, has it? Julien Blanc has been banned from Singapore, now, and has also cancelled his dates in Norway. It’s … Continue reading

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A poem for Mike Brown

Not an elegy. Just a poem. Short, strong and stark.

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Jian Ghomeshi: BUSTED!

Looks like you-know-who can wipe that leer off his face for good. Jian Ghomeshi has just been arrested and charged: Mr. Ghomeshi, 47, has been charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of “overcome resistance – choking,” … Continue reading

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White Ribbon Day Links Roundup

Today is White Ribbon Day, when it’s the menfolks’ turn to demonstrate all over the world against domestic violence and pledge to be better people. To that end, I have the following links for you to peruse and enjoy: First … Continue reading

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Calle 13: Shut out at the Latin Grammys for political involvement?

Did this t-shirt cost René Pérez (at left) a TV appearance? If his remarks are any indication, then the answer may well be yes: “They asked me not to talk about Ayotzinapa,” said René Pérez, vocalist of Calle 13, last … Continue reading

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The ironies of the Venezuelan opposition, part 55

“All set for the Caracas Music Festival!” (Note the old seven-star flag, being held upside down. The current Venezuelan flag has eight stars. What decade is this, again? With the oppos, it’s always yesterday once more. Shooby-doo-lang-lang.) Good evening, world, … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: It’s like a new emotion

Wonderfully minimalist stuff from 30 years ago (yes, really — it’s been THAT long!) And it still sounds fresh and new. Annie’s vocal attack is the very definition of sui generis.

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