Posts Tagged: the walrus
“Chansonniers are, first and foremost, writers.” — Martha Wainwright
The Walrus has a lovely discussion of Quebecoise singer-songwriter, Coeur de Pirate (née Béatrice Martin); her latest album, Roses; the French-language chanson tradition; and the art and practice of writing songs in English and French....more
Gender transition seems to fascinate just about everyone who hasn’t gone through it, so it makes sense that we get a lot of literary fiction on the subject . . . All these books were penned by cisgender—that is, non-transgender—authors. In that, they join a very twenty-first-century sub-genre: sympathetic novels about transition by people who haven’t transitioned.
(adj.); out of one’s element; situated in unfamiliar surroundings; from the Old French despaisier (to exile)
As a species, we’ve somehow survived large and small ice ages, genetic bottlenecks, plagues, world wars, and all manner of natural disasters, but I sometimes wonder if we’ll survive our own ingenuity.
“Because you can no longer gather thirty people to make one funny thing anymore — they’re all busy making their own funny things, online and alone. The Internet changed music because it gave us new ways to acquire it, but the songs and the bands remained more or less the same....more
Gangland tours of LA, with one helluva waiver.
In New Orleans, what happens when sex workers are prosecuted as sex offenders.
A brilliantly written profile of a sniper.
“(M)y grandmother’s feet were bound in China, and there were people here in the U.S....more
People seemed to like the political links last week, so here are some more. Enjoy!...more