In the wake of Angus and Robertson and Borders going into receivership, Satchel Girl Erica Bartle thinks “some things are prettier in print”.
“Letters to Fictional TV Characters”, such as Saved By the Bell’s Jessie Spano:
“You hair, your height, your convictions; everything about you terrified viewers! Maybe it’s because you bear a striking resemblance to the exotic dancer in Showgirls.”
Channing Tatum on the double standards for male and female strippers. (FYI, he used to be one.)
Mia Freedman writes: “I want to be kept up to date about the news from Christchurch without feeling like I’m participating in some voyeuristic type of grief porn.”
Freedman also has a new book out, Mia Culpa: Confessions from the Watercooler of Life. Here she answers questions about it. Can’t wait to get my hands on it! Review pending!
There have been differing views of the St. Kilda Schoolgirl, and this journalist expresses yet another.
It pays to be a Kardashian. $65 million, to be exact.
Julia Baird on journalist Lara Logan’s sexual assault by 200 men during the Egyptian revolution:
“The attacks on Logan spread to Twitter, with coded versions of the above sentiments, most implying that it was her fault because women should not go into war zones, and that this is what happens if you are young, hot and surrounded by Muslims*. It’s hard to know where to start—the sexism, racism and lack of simple compassion are all stunning” [bold text mine].
*It’s sickening that this is the viewpoint of so many.
Image via The Next Bar Stool.