47. READ. LOOK. THINK.
READ: “Often, she sees her books, cinematically, but this one was entirely heard, in voices, and as she wrote it felt like singing.” Brilliant profile of Hilary Mantel | “Cold Pastoral,” by Marina Keegan in The New Yorker | “2012 is specifically the year of the Internet girl that calls herself an artist.” | The blind leading the blind. | Dan Harmon’s blog. | Thighs til I die. | Rachel says: “I may find London difficult at times, but after two years, it also feels quite definitively like home.”
LOOK: Nice Cowbird skeuomorph: turn your handwriting into a font. | Tracey Emin: Why I Never Became a Dancer (1995) | ‘REWORK_Philip Glass Remixed‘. I prefer just normal Philip Glass – sorrrrry! | Sans Ceuticals Magazine. | Looper Theatrical Commentary Track (I haven’t actually seen the movie but this is a genius way to get fans to see it twice) | If you haven’t yet seen this, a short story I wrote about a kangaroo is in the finals of the Voiceless Writing Prize; please do consider voting for ‘Not long now’ in the Reader’s Choice competition. Vote here. (I think it closes soon.)
THINK: I can’t stop thinking about/watching Julia Gillard’s speech on Tony Abbott’s misogyny | “The Prime Minister’s message is clear. When confronted by relentless sexist and misogynist language and behaviour, women should confront it openly, call it for what it is and never consider it to be acceptable behaviour under any circumstances.” | Prime Minister Julia Gillard a “badass” champion for women around the world | Stunning irrelevance and point-missing from many journalists this week: the gatekeepers of news have lost their keys. | ‘Caitlin Moran and Tina Fey: Feminists used to be deadly earnest. Today they’re funny, sarcastic, and ironic. What happened?’ | There is no such thing as internet addiction.
LINKNESS: My wrap up of the week’s top strategy + creativity + marketing reads on Nextness.