Gordon Pinsent reads excerpts from Justin Bieber’s biography. If you’re not Canadian, you might not be familiar with Gordon (and we can only hope you’ve also escaped knowing who Bieber is, too), but he’s a famous actor with terrific comedic timing. Not that you really need timing for Bieber’s book – the laughs are there without even trying.
Pictures of Muslims Wearing Things is a great response to the ignorant attitude that one can spot a Muslim by the clothes they wear.
This is extremely troubling, to say the least, but considering that the majority of people who read our blog are women, these two posts at The Pursuit of Harpyness are well worth passing around. So you’re prepared, they talk about practicing gynecological exams on anesthetized patients who have not given consent.
Millie thinks that this essay on a woman’s tubal ligation is fabulous, and found herself going “YES. THIS.” a lot.
A photographic essay on how much food $1 can buy.
Boob Patches – Why do we have to keep finding new ways to draw attention to breasts? They’re really not that hard to miss in the first place.
More Margaret Atwood love! Not only does she write a mean distopian novel, but she designs superhero costumes too.
The 50 Most Hated Characters in Literary History – Katie’s completely on board with many of them (looking at you, numbers 1, 3, and 4), but there are some surprises, too. Hamlet? Romeo? The second Mrs. de Winter? Beth March? No one hates on Beth!
Top 25 Videos – The Guggenheim Museums displayed these top 25 videos in an exhibit this past week. Described as “the ultimate YouTube playlist: a selection of the most unique, innovative, groundbreaking video work being created and distributed online during the past two years.”
Spies, Espionage, French Revolution, Romance and Intrigue… Lauren Willig, author of the Pink Carnation Historical Romance series, has two new books coming out soon, The Mischief of the Mistletoe, and The Orchid Affair. Katie and Chelsie have read most of her books, and she has a novella, Ivy and Intrigue: A very Selwick Christmas, which you can read on her website.
Dear Icelandic Design – Yes, please
AND! If the above isn’t cool enough, the Words of the World project is filmed by Bradley Haran, who has a whole slew of other interesting projects, including The Periodic Table of Videos, Sixty Symbols (about physics and astronomy) and My Favorite Scientist. Katie loves that there are other like-minded nerds in the world.
Literary Tattoos - These almost tempt Katie into getting a tattoo. Almost.
A thoughtless, irresponsible and hurtful opinion piece on obesity by Maura Kelly for Marie Claire. And an intelligent, compassionate and brilliant response by Miss Plumcake of Manolo for the Big Girl.