Rebekah of Jaunty Dame starts a compelling discussion on identity and self-invention.
I met a man named Ethan Frome. His life sucked.
Books that were best sellers on the day you were born. When Katie was born, How to Make Love to a Woman, A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney, Valley of the Horses, and A Light in the Attic were on the list. Thank goodness for Shel Silverstein!
Here’s a short animation called Hedgehog in the Fog by Yuriy Norshteyn.
In other film news, there’s a contest on called 90 Second Newbery, where competitors compress a Newbery Award winning book into 90 seconds. The sample video at the link is one of Millie’s favourites: A Wrinkle in Time.
In case you don’t know the backstory behind the burgeoning revolution in Egypt, John Green of the Vlogbrothers gives a good introduction.
Egyptian citizens have banded together to protect the Egyptian Museum and other cultural resources from looters. In times of turmoil (political, economica, social), museums are often disregarded and seen as unimportant and unnecessary, and Katie cried when she heard how people were joining together to protect those repositories of humanity.
Have you submitted your photo and description of what it means to be a feminist to Fashionable Academics yet?
More and more stories are coming out about Chick-fil-A’s company policies for charitable giving to anti-same-sex couples. Time to switch to tofu.
A beautiful piece on the intersection between feminism and faith.
A fantastic video on the differences between England, Great Britain and The United Kingdom.
19 year old Zack Wahls, the son of a lesbian couple, speaks to the Iowa House of Representatives against the House Joint Resolution 6, which would end civil unions in Iowa. Wow.
The Carnegie Museum of Art and the Milwaukee Art Museum are betting big on the Super Bowl - loser city has to loan the winner city a work of art.