Annnnnnnnnnnnnd we’re back! Sorry for missing a week. Apparently new husbands frown upon blogging during the honeymoon!
First up, from The Other Patrick:
Laurie Penny tries to defend using the word cunt.
We’re having a convo about this link here!
Clothing 2.0: Hero vs. Heroine.
The line that first jumped out at me isn’t a gender thing specifically, because
I could imagine it being written about a male actor:
Al Pacino’s acting in the movie was intentionally over the top, and he did it with a wink. Most of the cast seemed in on the joke — except for Katie. She was acting like she was in a dramatic Sundance indie, when it’s really just a typical cop movie.
… except that I doubt he’d be being castigated in comparison to a celebrated *female* actor rather than another, more celebrated than him, male one.
In tracking this link back down, I found this which is apparenly the article that kicked it off (which at least mentions it as a flop for Al Pacino). And this which says that a lot of what was in the THR article is bull, and written deliberately to diss Katie Holmes. It seems her part is actually very small, which again points up the illogic of calling it a Katie Holmes flop.
I found it depressing in the sense of when did winking at the camera and playing a part like you don’t take it seriously become a compliment? Surely Katie Holmes is the one who ought to be complimented here, for at least trying to deliver what she was paid for. But of course, she’s not a “Great Man.” Which probably also explains how the film doing badly can somehow be a Katie Holmes flop without also being an Al Pacino flop.
Also, apparently Brooke Mueller is “snubbing” Charlie Sheen by not visiting him in the hospital. No mention of the domestic violence against her that he was arrested for; though the article does see fit to mention that *he* is in the process of divorcing *her.*
Article about a schoolgirl who stomped on a gay man to death because she found him holding hands with his partner offensive.
From Nuria: A blog on corrective rape.
Edwidge Danticat’s got a new book out!
Sunless Nick –> SUPERSTAR. Here’s another link from him:
Jennifer Lawrence talks about being hungry for months while starring as Mystique in the new X-Men film. I do wonder what the purported “eat healthily” entailed, since I rather have my doubts about it.
For proper care of your Hufflepuff… please supply with butterbeer cupcakes!
SEED SOVEREIGNTY! The link’s to the text of the declaration and its reading by a group of young people.
I mentioned in my Underbelly article how disappointed it was to see no female bad guys in the ‘based-on-a-true-story’ crime drama; this is an article about a new series that follows two madams/organised crime Kingpins (Queenpins?) starting from the 1920′s.
“I want blood for blood.”
Signal boost: A request for information on tribal sovereignty and border crossing.
Jean C. Toomer wanted to be American – not Negro and not white. Thoughts?
From Jenn: A hilarious take-down of evolutionary psychology.
From Gena: The Sexual Politics of Kpop!
Can a book be African American?