Manuel Betancourt

Links Next Door (17/01/14)

January 17, 2014 · in Links Next Door

Every week, I’m compiling a list of links that entertain and delight me, challenge and baffle me. I’m doing this as a sort of curating project, but also as a way to keep the blog afloat as I keep working diligently on my dissertation.

A Few Lessons About Twitter, Cancer And Publishing: Have you been following this bizarre story about journalist couple Bill Keller & his wife Emma Gilbey Keller, who within a week published two separate pieces (in the Times and on the Guardian) on Lisa Bonchek Adams’s social media diary on her cancer battle? It’s been fascinating but Linda Holmes’s article takes a great look at the media bias at work in Keller’s piece.

Why Women Aren’t Welcome on the Internet: That title says it all. Amanda Hess takes on the gargantuan task of trying to ring the misogyny bell on the ‘Net. It’s a great start to what is hopefully an ongoing conversation.

The New Monogamists: OUT magazine takes on the question of monogamy and queer identity and while the identity politics at hand are necessarily combative, it’s worth a read.

A Year with Kate: The Film Experience is, quite possibly, my favorite site on the interwebs. It is currently hosting a great series called “A Year with Kate” wherein all of Hepburn’s films (52 in all) are visited one week at a time. And really, wouldn’t you love to spend a year with Ms Hepburn?

Her Costume Design – Envisioning a Warm, Comfortable Future: One of my favorite films of this year was Spike Jonze’s Her. This article tackles the costume choices that make Jonze’s future-set (though strikingly not futuristic) film a visual treat. Not for naught did it score Oscar nods for its costume and production designs.