Weekly round-up and open thread, 17 December 2013

// 17 December 2013


This image is called 'winter solstice magical firelit ceremony'. It was found at Leo Reynolds' Flickr photostream. It is used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license.Here’s this week’s open thread for discussion and our regular round-up of some of the articles and blogs we’ve noticed over the last week or so, but not had time to post about.

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Two closing videos this week: the first is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie from her 2012 TEDxEuston talk ‘We Should All Be Feminists’. This is the speech which was sampled by Beyonce on ‘***Flawless’. A transcript is available on the YouTube page.

The second video is Lana Wachowski from her 2012 HRC Visibility Award acceptance speech, which was sampled by Burial on ‘Come Down To Us’. A transcript is available at The Hollywood Reporter website.

Image attribution: The image at the head of this post is called winter solstice magical firelit ceremony. It was found at Leo Reynolds’ Flickr photostream. It is used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license.

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