Friday, April 06, 2018

Vertx Gloves


Larry Vickers on Youtube and His Contingency Plan

Ross Douthat on The World Over; Author of To Change the Charge

full episode

Isao Takahata Passes

Farewell to Isao Takahata, director and co-founder of Studio Ghibli

The Defeat of the Southern Agrarians

Another Reason Why the Agrarians Lost by Tom Landess

Andrew Lytle’s “The Hind Tit” is the best essay in I’ll Take My Stand (1930), not only because it focuses on the small, independent farmer, the class the Agrarians most admired, but also because Lytle nails the volume’s primary thesis to the church door, the dilemma his region and nation faced in 1930—the choice between virtue and practicality.

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Oh, Snap

An iSteve reader:

Basically the areas over-represented fit into long held Chinese regional stereotypes. Northern beauties are tall and fair, Jiangnan cuties are feminine and cultured, Sichuan hotties are extra “spicey”. Guangdong women, and to a lesser degree Fujian are generally stereotyped in China as short, dark, and worst of all shrewish. What hits them worse than their physical shortcomings is the stereotype of them as unpleasant and demanding women prone to henpeckery.

Who Does a Guangdong Actress Have to Sleep with to Get a Break in This Town?