[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’