Is hooking up optimal? →
Image: love/hate, by knyazevskiy I had to laugh to myself when this turned up in my Google Alerts this morning, mostly because it reminded me of one of my best friends, an economist, who regularly likes to use economic models to explain such things. The whole post is worth reading - aside from being highly entertaining, it lays out some very rational (duh, it’s written by an...
Let us be on the side of those who want people to be free to live their own...– Roy Jenkins, The Labour Case (1959), in my current thesis reading, Sexing the Millennium: A Political History of the Sexual Revolution.
[T]here is something seductive about that solitary, nomadic life. For some,...– Monica Tan, You’ve never seen me like this (and probably never will again)
What can heritage media learn from (good)...
I’ve been pondering this question intermittently a lot recently, as it relates to a couple of talks I’ll be giving over the next month of or so. Last night I spoke at the very inspiring FISH@6 Youth Innovation night (hosted by Future Journeys’ Janine Cahill) on innovation in journalism - or innovation in the kind of social analysis journalism I tend to do, at least - and came up...
HBO to launch new 'women's studies' sitcom →
Image: domestic disturbance by Nathalie Renaud I am so going to watch stream this. Here’s one to file under “TV shows we never saw coming”: Reuters is reporting that HBO and Daily Show/Colbert Report executive producer Ben Karlin is developing a new comedy series called Women’s Studies. Julie White will likely star as “a onetime famous author who, after a...
Facebook copies Twitter again, suggests... →
Eric Krangel writes: Last month, Jason Calacanis wrote he’d pay $250,000 to be listed as a Twitter “Suggested Follow” for two years. Getting on Twitter’s “suggested” list can drive hundred of thousands of people to follow a Twitter feed. Facebook has taken notice, and this weekend has started recommending Facebook fan pages of some public personas and brand...
The Eleventh Down Under Feminists Carnival is up →
Hosted by WhyI’mBitter. Check it out for some great reading.
Why would anyone spend two months' salary on a... →
I mean, a man’s (and for all the implicit sexism, it is the man who pays for the engagement ring, after all) gotta eat and pay his rent, after all, and doesn’t this whole Wedding Industrial Complex just put unnecessary financial blocks on the road to actually building a life together? In any case, as good artists do, Lee Gainer is questioning this tradition in creative ways. Design...
Oh look - this blog is listed in The Oz today as... →
Alongside Clem Bastow’s The Dawn Chorus. Also glad to see Larvatus Prodeo listed under Politics. Who do you think they missed? Hoyden About Town strikes me as an obvious inclusion under Feminism, and I would have liked to have seen a Media category, featuring Girl With A Satchel and mUmBRELLA. If Gala Darling was still living in Australia, I’d love to see her listed, too.