Four Things!
Another drive-by writing update! As you can tell by item #1, I have not exactly been on top of everything in this arena as of late, but having been reminded, I will try to catch up sooner rather than later. 1. In a move I somehow managed to miss entirely, the TOC has been posted for Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells!…
Red Carpet Rundown: The Met Costume Institute Gala 2012
Red Carpet Rundown: The Met Costume Institute Gala 2012Fashion meta-prom happened, you guys! The Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala is the magical event when the inner workings of the fashion world and the film world squeeze together tightly enough to make one night of glorious, spangly sausage. This year a little scandalous to start with, given that the unspoken theme was apparently “Backhanded Compliment Retrospective”: The spring 2012 exhibition organized by The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art is Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations.…
Feminism as Supernatural, and Two Ladies with Amazing Faces
Feminism as Supernatural, and Two Ladies with Amazing FacesIt’s time for another Many-Titled Strange Horizons Article! Intertitles: “Do Not Wither/Look at Me”: Feminist Identity as Supernatural in Orlando and I am Dina explores two movies that take very different approaches to a very singular focus – a heroine whose feminist identity overlaps with a supernatural trait. I think both are strong examples of the speculative as metaphor rather than plot-driving premise (no one in Orlando tries to duplicate her gender-bending immortality, and absolutely zero people I am Dina would want Dina’s ability to commune with the dying), and their different approaches to the supernatural element informing the protagonists’ feminist identities are worth seeing.…