Category Archives: Rants

Wonder

Some questions have no answers, and until they do we wonder about them. Why do cats purr? How do magnets work? Why is yawning contagious? Then there are the questions that we used to wonder about, to search out answers … Continue reading

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Top 5 Thrifting Finds

People like Top 5 and 10 lists, right? Of course they do! And I like thrifting. I’ve been an avid thrifter since I was a teenager. Some of my most prized possessions are other people’s garbage. I love Salvation Army … Continue reading

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Banksy, Bloomberg, and the 5 Pointz Building

It’s not news that the elusive street artist Banksy has been doing a month-long unofficial residency in the city of New York. You can see the work he’s claimed as his on his Instagram account. Some of my favorite pieces … Continue reading

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So, It Turns Out James Joyce Was a Perv….

The people who read this blog regularly will know of my conflicted feelings about James Joyce. I respect him as one of the parents of post-modern literature, but I think Ulysses is one of the most horrible excuses for literature … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of WHEN THE HELL DID PEOPLE START READING THIS STUFF IN PUBLIC?!?!?

I admit it. Several years ago when I was in my late teens and early 20s, I would read things in public with a superior air. I would start conversations with people on the subway and in coffee shops who … Continue reading

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Rant: Great Writers with Bad Politics

A few days ago, I reblogged a post about Adrienne Rich and her contributions to trans-misogyny. That got me thinking about all the times I have been really disappointed by the politics of writers I really admire. Sometimes, it’s flat-out … Continue reading

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Rant: Gender and Writing

Last night, one of my housemates, who is also a writer, mentioned “The Gender Genie” to me. It’s a project that supposedly focuses on the less-obvious tics in a writer’s diction that give the writing gender. Technical names for things … Continue reading

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