The next linkspam already!

[Sad confession: we have no song this week.  “The next linkspam already!” is the placeholder title I put in when I created this draft on Friday afternoon last week. We’re just really busy, okay?]

25 Years On, Melina Marchetta Tells Us Everything You Want To Know About ‘Looking For Alibrandi’ (She also discusses Dance Academy!)

Wellness, Womanhood, and the West: How Goop Profits From Endless Illness


(In Goop’s framing, “the East,” a place that’s never identified as an actual geographic location, doesn’t have cardiologists or pharmaceuticals. It is also, the literature implies, free of disease.)

Tracey Thorn: the unbearable whiteness of Britpop

Books For Girls – Kill Your Darlings looks at The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and the dismissal of YA as a category with potential literary merit.

It shouldn’t be surprising that a novel about a teenage girl might have something interesting or insightful to say.

Shop owner says cashless welfare card has left him $100,000 short

Why the Reef will never be the same again

Video Explores Sci-Fi Trope Of Women Who Are ‘Born Sexy Yesterday’