Voice in the Wind: Pheobe’s Checklist

Voice in the Wind, pp. 111-120Let's see, where were we? Oh, right! Marcus just took Julia to the games. I read Mary Beard's book on the Colosseum last weekend, by the way. At the time Rivers' book is set, the games took place in temporary wooden structures, or in the Forum, with wooden seating set up. Looking aback at Rivers' chapter on the games, she appears to know this---she speaks of spectators "crowding into the theater" and of "three circular walls" with "four superimposed sections." … [Read more...]


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Lesbian Duplex 116: An Open Thread

It’s time for another Lesbian Duplex thread! If you have a link or article or interesting thought that’s not relevant to an ongoing thread, you can share it here. If a conversation on another post has turned entirely off topic, you can bring it here also. Every so often, as the number of comments on a given Lesbian Duplex post becomes unmanageable, I put up a fresh post. I’ve added a “chatter” tab under my blog banner that will direct readers to these discussion threads, so no one will have to wo … [Read more...]


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Saturday Link Love: Segregation, Princesses, and Hysteria

Saturday Link Love is a feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier.When School Choice Means Choosing Segregation, on Vice---"More broadly, the Minnesota case could address whether school choice is making our country’s public schools not only more segregated but also worse for poor and minority kids."If Your Daughter Wants to Dress Like a Princess, … [Read more...]


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Voice in the Wind: Most Dysfunctional Siblings Ever

Voice in the Wind, pp. 102-110Last week, several readers noted that women and men sat separately at the Roman games, and that patricians and plebeians sat separately. I can confirm that yes, Marcus and Julia are sitting together, and no, they are not sitting in the sections received for patricians. Marcus tells Julia earlier in this chapter that he has a "box" but states that it is in use. He later states that Antigonus will be in the sponsor's box, but that he decided not to sit there with … [Read more...]


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Lesbian Duplex 115: An Open Thread

It’s time for another Lesbian Duplex thread! If you have a link or article or interesting thought that’s not relevant to an ongoing thread, you can share it here. If a conversation on another post has turned entirely off topic, you can bring it here also. Every so often, as the number of comments on a given Lesbian Duplex post becomes unmanageable, I put up a fresh post. I’ve added a “chatter” tab under my blog banner that will direct readers to these discussion threads, so no one will have to wo … [Read more...]


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Saturday Link Love: ABA, Dr. Fraud, and Trump Supporters

Saturday Link Love is a feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier.I Abused Children for a Living, Diary of a Birdmad Girl---"I was hired off the street with no background in child development, no knowledge of autism or ABA, and no experience working with children, let alone autistic children." "Paging Dr. Fraud": The Fake Publishers That Are Ruining … [Read more...]


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Voice in the Wind: You Tell Yourself That, Marcus

Voice in the Wind, pp. 96-103After last week's post, several readers took issues with some of my states, arguing that Rivers' was correct in some of her portrayals of gladiatorial life. I intended to do some more reading on gladiators before this weeks' post, but that didn't happen. We're back to Marcus and Julia anyway, and hopefully I'll get my hands on some better information before we return to Atretes again. Thanks everyone for your comments!This week Marcus is taking Julia to the … [Read more...]


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