I’m having a wicked case of writer’s block when it comes to writing about books. Or maybe I’ve just spent too many hours bingeing on Jane the Virgin, which is truly one of the most delightful shows I’ve watched in a long time. Whatever the reason, today I’m bringing a link round up of some great (recent-ish) articles I’ve been reading – enjoy!
Speaking of Jane the Virgin, I loved tv critic Maureen Corrigan’s take on comedy’s takeover of television in the post-Golden Age era – lots of good shows to add to my list.
This piece about Donald Trump from the perspective of his longtime butler – what I bet the Trump campaign thought would be a puff piece – is one of the best subtle takedowns of Drumpf that I’ve ever read.
The layout and design for this Huffington Post piece on how women became seen but not heard in fairy tales is stellar, and the story is pretty interesting too – love the recommendations for Amber Sparks and Helen Oyeyemi.
Apparently plagiarism in crossword puzzles is a thing – scandalous!
Does sexism in the office make women love Hillary Clinton? Yup.
Is Hamilton the perfect mashup for every fandom? Yup again.
Parul Sehgal’s stellar New York Times Magazine piece on the concept of erasure – “the practice of collective indifference that renders certain people and groups invisible” – is excellent, and crosses genres and formats to explore the issue.
Literary ladies who may have gone too far… such a great list.
This quote, from Why It Stings So Badly When Men Tell Hillary Clinton To Smile, is basically the truest thing ever:
When powerful men tell a woman who might just become the most powerful in the world to smile, it reminds the rest of us that no matter how well we play the game, it is ultimately rigged against us. Because even becoming the Democratic frontrunner for president of the United States doesn’t exempt you from the bullshit any woman with a body and a face has to deal with.