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Eurovision 2014 or It ain’t over till the bearded lady wins

This year’s Eurovision Song Contest not just offered a surprising number of decent songs and performances (they probably weeded most of the bad ones out during the semi-finals), but also struck a blow for tolerance, equality and non-binary gender, when … Continue reading

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Saint Barbara Day Linkdump

December 4 is the feast day of Saint Barbara, a martyred virgin and Catholic saint. It’s the only saint feast day that I – not being Catholic – can name without looking it up*, partly because my Mom’s first name … Continue reading

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Quadruple 50th Anniversary Linkdump

November 22/23 sees the fiftieth anniversaries of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the debut of Doctor Who and the deaths of C.S. Lewis and Aldous Huxley. However, at least the first two have been extensively discussed and written about, … Continue reading

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A Pop Culture Fatigue Themed Linkdump

First of all, I have been interviewed by Brianna Lee McKenzie at The Cozy Corner Reading Room, so come on over and say hello. I’ve also got a round-up of writerly links and plugs over at Pegasus Pulp. iO9 asks … Continue reading

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A Big Dump of Mixed Links

Somebody found my blog today by googling “cora buhlert sexy pics”. Now I’m torn between wondering who would be looking for sexy pics of my little old self on the internet and what exactly they were hoping to find. The … Continue reading

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The Diminishing Returns of Popular Culture

A. Lee Martinez is troubled by the increasing Disneyfication of popular culture, as Disney gobbles up all sorts of media properties, and by the exploitation of popular media properties in general without asking if there really are any new stories … Continue reading

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A Trio of Scandals and some Links

At the Pegasus Pulp blog, I chronicle the latest developments in the sockpuppet review scandal in a series of three posts and respond to some of the more hyperbolic sockpuppeting defenses, which liken being against fake sockpuppet reviews to being … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Death Match: One Million Moms versus Gay Superheroes

The Guardian reports that a religious/conservative organisation calling itself One Million Moms is calling for a boycott of Marvel and DC Comics, until they remove those nasty gay superheroes Northstar and the Golden Age Green Lantern* (and presumably Apollo and … Continue reading

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GLBT characters in comics and elsewhere

Two days ago, I posted about discussing superheroes with my fifth graders and how some sexual questions came up. The post got a lot of hits, which I put down to the post title, which was obviously search engine bait. … Continue reading

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An interview with Cora, the end of the singularity and the popularity of teen dystopias

I don’t have a whole lot to say today, at least not here. But head over to the blog of historical fiction writer J.R. Tomlin where I’m interviewed today and talk about writing and researching historical fiction among other things. … Continue reading

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