Dear Readers,

I now consider this blog to be my Juvenelia. Have fun perusing the archives, and find me at my new haunt, here.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

There's a Pride and Prejudice Musical

and it includes a song by Mrs. Bennet entitled..."My Poor Nerves." And yes'm, it's coming to Broadway. At some point.

I don't know what more needs be said!

Here is a link to the summary on the musical's website, and Austenblog's interview with the producer.
And if your curiosity is seriously piqued, hearken to a few songs:

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Glenn Greenwald's "Great American Hypocrites."

Hey bookworms! Are you frustrated with the way our media acts like all Republicans are "manly manly men" and pegs all liberals--even war heroes--effete guys and emasculating women? Do the gender-norm assumptions and miscalculations by columnists like Maureen Dowd make your head spin?

Read this book. In fact, read it even if you are totally apolitical because it's a brilliant combination of culture and politics that sheds so much light on the absurdity of the election season.

It's about the "John Wayne" myth of Republican politics, the contrast between their facade of cowboy courage and morality and the reality of their double-talking, philandering, ways.

Glenn is a badass and the most brilliant pro-civil liberties blogger
out there. He's indispensable to the current left-wing movement, and this book concisely encapsulates so much about what's wrong with the American way of looking at politics--gender sterotypes, bankrupt media et al. He includes some particularly apt takedowns of Rush Limbaugh and Jonah Goldberg.

That being said, from a literary standpoint he does overuses the phrase "Scurrilous Dirtmongers" (and variations such as "scurrilous filthmongers").

But who wouldn't, if they had such a phrase in their verbal arsenal?

France, 3: Seaside and hillside

Flowers in St. Paul de Vence
Sunset in Nice
Cliffs over the "Corniches" on the Cote d'Azur
Beaulieu-sur-mer from St. Jean Cap Ferrat

France, 2: Alps.

A street in Annecy

Lac D'Annecy from Taillores
Lac D'Annecy (and Taillores) from Annecy Ville

France, 1

The Rhone (or Saone?) Lyon
A Gargoyle in Vielle Lyon.
The Cours Mirabeau, Aix-en-Provence
Mt. Saint-Victoire, outside Aix


Mulling a return to blogitude, if only to distract myself from the steady erosion of my reproductive rights and privacy and general existence in a non-fascist country. Ha.