“A Simple Answer”

Linda Holmes's "At The Movies, The Women Are Gone" (which I linked to yesterday) put me in mind of something I wanted to add to that post I made recently about gender parity in the media. One of the consequences of a gender disparity like the one Holmes is describing is that stories about women …

“GO!”

I've been thinking recently about the issue of representation and gender equity in fiction. I'll be first in line to acknowledge what a serious imbalance there is in gender representation in the worlds of literature, film and TV, both in the media itself and behind the scenes.  VIDA perennially demonstrates how little the publishing world …

“Murder By Numbers”

I think I'll save a full write-up until the show is finished, but I have to say I feel like I've been waiting for The Bletchley Circle my whole life. It's about a group of female codebreakers in post-WWII Britain solving serial murders.  This is absolutely everything I love -- feminism, friendship, mystery, period drama, …

“Reunited”

My mom and I finished watching Parade's End this evening, and I'm not going to post a real review or even talk too long about it, because basically all I can say is: Parade's End Parade's End Parade's End! It's totally gorgeous -- handsomely made in every respect: beautifully styled, wonderfully written (of course, Tom …