Mrs Gnomepants: So we might get our lovely period bath re-enamelled rather than buy a new one. Its a lovely original cast iron bath.
Ma Gnomepants: Why would you want to do that? 802 more words
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My last post, What do I know? was my actual attempt to answer that question. Obviously I didn’t succeed. It’s reflexive to retroactively criticize myself for being obtuse and rambling and sounding like an armchair physicist, and that’s what I’d be doing right now if I hadn’t just spent hours watching interviews with David Foster Wallace, listening to him say what he thinks and then beat himself up over it. 584 more words
Here the brilliant Jessica Valenti writes for The Guardian about the ironies of modern consumer culture.
Her article points to emerging imperatives for women consumers – imperatives that present us with extraordinary contradictions. 1,009 more words