notes from the interblags: too many tabs open again!

• Queerty: Despite opening in only 36 theatres, Gus Van Sant’s film Milk came in 10th in box office sales over the weekend. Perhaps this means that it might come to Penntucky. I want to see it, though I’m pretty ambivalent about it (but that’s another post).

• According to Queers United, Winq has become the first ever global queer culture magazine, though it appears to be mainly gay and bi male focuses. QU notes that it’s more influenced by queer theory than most other LGBTQ publications.

• CFP: The Palin Factor: Political Mothers and Public Motherhood in the 21st Century. Sounds pretty interesting.

• via Orosco, this Pinky Show episode discusses the ways in which museums construct our experiences while visiting them and create value.

• via The Blogora and The Valve, Adam Kirsch’s piece The Deadly Jester, in which he critiques Zizek. I’m ambivalent about the piece.

• 365gay.com: Gay Rights in a Post Modern World. There are some pretty screwed up ideas in this (like, that racism is over, according to some).

• The ReadWrite Web: The end of online anonymity. Hmmm…

• Hugh McGuire at the Huffington Post: Why Academics Should Blog

And that ends my link dump!

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2 Responses to notes from the interblags: too many tabs open again!

  1. Ira Socol says:

    Two quick thoughts – thanks so much for the academics blog link – I try to make these arguments to my fellow (very frightened) grad students all the time. Blogging has helped me write, it has associated my name with certain theories, it has built connections. Sure I’ve pissed people off too, but if they don’t like me, I don’t want to work there anyway.

    Online anonymity? I think it has always been much less true than anyone imagined. Published is published. You are who you are.Anonymity was a creation of the 19th/20th C mega city. We’re just going back to humanity. http://speedchange.blogspot.com/2008/09/back-to-future.html

  2. Michael says:

    Thanks, Ira, I just realized I never responded to this!

    I agree that there’s something suspicious about online anonymity that needs to be explored, and I think it has to be a more modern invention, because it seems to be in direct opposition to modern notions of authenticity and authorship.

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