Lesbian Duplex 118: 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: Executions, Speed Limits, and Anne Frank

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.In Its Rush to Kill, Arkansas May Have Executed an Innocent Man, on ACUL---"The more I learned about his case, the more troubled I felt. There were gross, shocking abuses throughout. I discovered that Ledell’s relationship with his lawyers had broken down over his insistence on defendi … [Read more...]


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Voice in the Wind: A Terrifying Encounter

Voice in the Wind, pp. 120-126Marcus is restless. His business is going well, he's making tons of money, and Arria has gone to the country, so she's not bothering him with her "cloying presence and jealousy." But still, he was restless. Life was good, and it was getting better as his wealth grew. So why this gnawing restlessness and vague dissatisfaction? This is actually the reason I noted a few months ago that I don't feel like something is missing from my life. I grew up in an … [Read more...]


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Lesbian Duplex 117: 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: Teenage Martyrdom, Legal Mischief, and Silicon Valley Domestic Abuse

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. After Columbine, martyrdom became a powerful fantasy for Christian teenagers, on Vox---"But if you were a Christian teenager in 1999, the word “Columbine” doesn’t just make you remember feeling suddenly unsafe in places you thought were okay. It’s synonymous with both a whole cottage indu … [Read more...]


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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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