Dear Reader

Alas, dear reader, this website was hacked. It was a long, drawn-out repair job and I had to pay for it. Because of that I finally decided to put ads on the site.

I’ve resisted ads for almost 6 years, but this finally put me over the edge. I hope you won’t be too put off by them and appreciate your tolerance.

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Some Anne Lister Resources

Want some outstanding Anne Lister resources? I’ve got ’em! The first is in a tweet, with a Twitter thread of my own thoughts . . .

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Question

Should I change my tagline from “Still in the game with a unique pop culture perspective” to “Here to fuck with your target demographic?”

Two Happy Bits of News about Sarah Lancashire

Sarah Lancashire has two new shows upcoming. They’ve been announced in the UK, but as of yet there’s no word when they’ll reach a distributor in the US. When I hear anything, I’ll mention it on Twitter.

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My Leave No Trace post at #DirectedbyWomen

#DirectedbyWomen has another ambitious project going. It’s Crucial 21st Century Cinema or #Crucial21DbW. The project’s creator Barbara Ann O’Leary wants to publish a guest blogger’s post about a film directed by a woman every day in 2019.

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The Vulnerable Tissue of His Brain

I’m reading “The Sympathizer” by Viet Thanh Nguyen. It’s a Pulitzer Prize winning novel about a spy – a communist sympathizer living in America after the end of the Vietnam war.

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There are so few women-written reviews of “Widows,” it’s ridiculous!

So I wrote a review of Widows. I’m a woman. I was reading a review by another woman, Carmen Phillips, at Autostraddle. I suddenly had a burning desire to see just how many Widows reviews by women I could find. Continue reading “There are so few women-written reviews of “Widows,” it’s ridiculous!”

Brain Dump: Pop Culture Three-Pack

My premise about pop culture for this blog is that it matters. What we see becomes what we think and what we know as a society. In that light, I wanted to share a few general items that I found interesting in the last week. Continue reading “Brain Dump: Pop Culture Three-Pack”

Thrilled by my local library in #DirectedbyWomen month

When I learned about the #DirectedbyWomen Worldwide Film Viewing Party throughout September 2018, I went to my local library branch and talked to them. They have a lot of DVDs to borrow. They didn’t have them in the database with a category for the gender of the director. But they were interested in celebrating women directors. Continue reading “Thrilled by my local library in #DirectedbyWomen month”

Brain Dump: Wynonna Earp, Burden of Truth, and the Emmys

Time to empty the head of TV trivia with a brain dump. This edition contains gems about Wynonna Earp, Burden of Truth, and the upcoming Emmy awards. Continue reading “Brain Dump: Wynonna Earp, Burden of Truth, and the Emmys”