Anonymous Tip: A Stampede of Reporters

A Review Series of Anonymous Tip, by Michael FarrisPp. 307-319So, my new (used) copy of Anonymous Tip came. And you know what? This next section is the most boring section ever. Basically, it's the next Monday now (a week later) and it's the hearing about Gail's motion to dismiss the case.  I'm going to be doing some major summarizing while zeroing in on the interesting tidbits---namely, some developments in the benighted Peter-Gwen-Gordon love triangle. Or whatever it is.In the week … [Read more...]


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These Social Media Posts Offer an Important Reminder

I recently came upon a Facebook post I found fascinating. It was by a man named Steve Cobby, and started with this image:This image was accompanied by the following text: "Late last year this photograph of children looking at their smartphones by Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch’ in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam started doing the rounds on the web. It quickly became viral. It was often accompanied by outraged, dispirited comments such as “a perfect metaphor for our age”, “the end of civilisat … [Read more...]


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Doctor Who Open Thread!

I have received word that some of you would like space to discuss Doctor Who (which by the way is one of my favorite TV shows). Goodness knows we need a break from the serious, so here you go! A Doctor Who open thread!Let me start you out with the two teaser trailers released so far:And there you have it! More Daleks, more adventures, and a new companion!As you likely know, Season 10 doesn't air until 2017 (well, technically, there will be a Christmas special broadcast in De … [Read more...]


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Lesbian Duplex 72: 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: Donald Trump, Social Justice Kids, and Engaging Culture

Saturday Link Love is a new 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.Note: Not all links are recent, and inclusion does not imply full agreement. The 'Trump Effect' in Schools: How Trump's Hate Speech Is Traumatizing America's Children, on Alternet---"More than one-third of teachers said they have noticed a significant increase in 'anti-Muslim or an … [Read more...]


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Lesbian Duplex 71: 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: Amphibious Love, Voter IDs, and House of Cards

Hey guys! It's Saturday, and that means you get my weekly collection of interesting links! You probably noticed that there was no Anonymous Tip post yesterday. I am extremely sorry about that. Life hit, and with it a series of unfortunate events that prevented me from writing the post. I was going to give it to you late today, but now the book has disappeared! I'm hopeful that I'll find it, and if I find it while it is still this weekend, I'll write up an installment and post it. Otherwise I'll … [Read more...]


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