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Weekly Round-up

The Oxonian Review is pleased to present our Weekly Round-up, featuring websites and articles the editorial staff have recently found interesting, illuminating, or otherwise noteworthy.

1. “Shame On You, Alex Salmond”, Guardian: “The Bullingdon Club cabinet has as little in common with the average English person as it does with the average Scot. If 5.5 million largely non-Conservative-voting Scots sever their links with us, there are 5.5 million fewer of us to say no to Bullingdon Club rule.”

2. “The HSBC Gates”, potlatch: “Imagine if Daniel Liebeskind had been invited to erect a memorial to Western capitalism, but while it was still experiencing its final vibrant flush.”

3. “Buffy’s Choice: Joss Whedon Gets Political”, Guardian: “The thing about Buffy is all she’s going through is what women go through, and what nobody making a speech, holding up a placard, or making a movie is willing to say.”

4. L”The Art of Fact-Checking”, The New Yorker: “It’s a portrait—a rather dull one, ultimately—of a young, earnest intern, and a writer who is a total jerk, or at least posturing as one for cheap effect.”

5. “Freejoyce”, LRB Blog: “Just over a month after the Joycean community sighed a collective sigh of relief as his work was released from copyright, a second children’s story has emerged from the archives.”

And following up on last week’s Lana Del Rey coverage,

6. “A Star is Born (And Scorned)”, New York Times Magazine: “If you were going to manufacture a star for this moment, you’d manufacture her. Some people believe that’s precisely what happened.”