to the links and back

Gosh, it’s been a few weeks since the last linkspam! We’ve just been really tired. And busy.

(Maybe don’t get your hopes up too high for a linkspam next Friday — Liz is usually the one to hit post, because she’s most likely to be at a computer, and she’s leaving work early for Continuum set-up.)

Our links today may not be fresh, but they are juicy!

Here’s an important article from GlamourJosie and the Pussycats Was Far Ahead of Its Time ... and here’s a longer piece from the same author’s Tumblr: Why *Josie And The Pussycats* Is The Best Movie Ever

How We Dress Women For The End Of The World – an interesting set of interviews with costume designers, with a supremely eye-rolly quote (“I want us to kind of reflect all the good things and all the cultures from the countries where immigrants are coming from: India, Pakistan, Africa, take their prints and their colors and kind of use them as a protest for something good”) but overall a good read.

What to expect when you’re expecting a book: #5 Festivals

An AMAZING photo essay of Kowloon: Walled City. Steph loves this SO MUCH.

We live in a terrible country: Woman accused of bashing Muslims denies she did anything wrong

Victoria apologises to Chinese community for racist policies

“They were … very much like slaves, they had to work off the amount of money they were loaned to come to Australia,” he added, saying that the migrants were often left with heavy debts.

Some miners disembarked in Robe, South Australia, to avoid the tax. These migrants would then make their way through the hundreds of kilometres through the wilderness to reach Victoria’s goldfields. On the way, some would die from starvation or exhaustion.

How do we celebrate the virtues of dead loved ones in a secular age?

Is Aussie TV finally getting Asian representation right?

Australia’s videogames are inventive, acclaimed and world-class, so where’s the government support?

My #aesthetic: conservative intellectuals calling out the vacuity of contemporary “conservative” writing. Or: The standards that ‘Quadrant’ seeks to uphold