Harlots: After and Before Handmaid’s

Hulu’s first season of The Handmaid’s Tale has come to an end, but that doesn’t mean your feminist TV has to come to an end. In fact, right on Hulu is another kick-ass show about women’s sexuality and autonomy. It’s also about men trying to exert power over them. Also…

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Down Among the Sticks and Bones

Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children. This is the story of what happened first… Jacqueline was her mother’s perfect daughter – polite, quiet, and always dressed as a princess. If her mother…

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I have always loved ebooks

I’m sitting outside and the weather is great. Warm air, a bit on the windy side of breezy, but sunny enough that it’s still lovely. The most annoying thing at the moment is that my lunch keeps scooting across the table because of the wind, and there’s an occasional bee…

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Eurovision 2017: Finals

Here we are. Everything that we’ve been preparing for, for the past two evening spread across this pas week, have come to a head. This Eurovision competition, part American Idol, part Olympics, Part UN, and part Hunger Games, is all for this. Tonight’s new competitors are the biggest sponsors (UK,…

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Eurovision 2017: Semi-Finals 2

And we’re back for night two. Like the populace that watched rapt for 75 consecutive Hunger Games, we’re back for our well deserved bread and circus.  So what does the night have in store for us? Let’s jump in! Russia – Julia Samoylova3 – “Flame Is Burning” Just kidding. Russia didn’t…

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Eurovision 2017: Semi-Finals 1

And we’re off! This year Eurovision takes place in the Ukraine, after last year’s win. The theme is Celebrate Diversity, and with any luck these performers will be as bonkers as years past. It always strikes me as incredible how international it is. Like, when I see the people doing announcers…

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Eurovision 2017: The Drama!

It’s that time, with competition is in the air, when nations face off against each other in an ancient tradition. It’s time for the Eurovision Song Contest! And this year is especially special. Still relatively new to US audiences, with Logo broadcasting it in the states for the first time, Eurovision…

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Lessons from The Man in the High Castle

This item was first published at The Rebel Princess Field Manual, and is re-posted here with permission. When the webmistress of this site asked me to do an article about The Man in the High Castle and the current state of politics, I joked that it must be because I’m Jewish!…

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