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On Of Long-Winded Female Writers and Role Models: Remembering Maeve Brennan

Great article! Thanks for that! I'm with you on the absence of german nonfiction that's also telling a story. Will check out the Joseph Roth book!

Posted on August 26, 2013 at 4:49 pm 0

On 9 Lines in the Marissa Mayer Profile That Are Lady-Specific and One Line That Is Not

I actually don't read the geek/beauty-comment as sexist. It's often used to refer to men too ("He says he's a geek, and really he DOES wear a geeky tshirt" or such nonsense). I would say it plays to the misconception that being a "geek" is a way of dressing rather than a way of thinking/behaving...

Posted on August 26, 2013 at 4:46 pm 0

On Reading Between the Texts: Is THIS Flirting?

I haven't read anything, I just hat to immediately voice my excitement. You're back!! Ahhhhhh!!!! I need to read now!!!!!

Posted on May 29, 2013 at 3:40 pm 1

On This Is a Goodbye Post

I haven't checked the site for two days and was so excited for all the article/comments in one big sitting and then this happens! Oh nooooes!! I'll never go away now, not even for a day, less someone else decides to leave behind my back!

Thanks Nicole for all the great articles and general awesomeness!

Posted on May 4, 2013 at 3:00 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 6:54 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@Helvetica is it selling in other middle european countries, perhaps?

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 6:49 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@frigwiggin Wow, that's a really good song and I like the color coded dudes!
You know, I just realized that Bonnie Tyler is singing for GB. Bonnie "Total Eclipse" Tyler. The song is pretty boring, but still, Bonnie Tyler!
I will have a category that is just "Bonnie Tyler" on my bingo sheet.

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 6:22 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@frigwiggin Of course! They need some subcategories though, like bad breakdance or traditional hopping...
Also: backupsingers that come on to lalala their way on stage. Like the norwegian winner who had it allll: backup dancers doing some norwegian traditional dance, beautiful blondes who did basically nothing and he was playing the violin to boot. He will always have a special place in my heart!

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 5:56 pm 1

On Friday Open Thread

@frigwiggin I will!
Also on the list: inexplicable apparence of folkloristic people in the background. Men banging on drums. Gimmiky performance without meaning (Does anyone remember the man drawing with sand last year?).

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 5:43 pm 0

On Friday Open Thread

@frigwiggin Ohhhhhh, i didn't know you could already watch them. How exciting! I seriously consider hosting a eurovisionparty this year. I need to construct a bingo sheet for it...

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 5:23 pm 0