• 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. “Half Baked: The Trouble With Cupcake Feminism”, The Quietus: “Disciples of the ‘put a bird on it’ philosophy abounded. Of the disappointing number of small-press publications I could find, most were decade-old reprints and comics about boys. Everywhere I looked, everything was distinctly… twee.”
2. “Canadian Envoy to Iceland Sparks Loonie Controversy”, The Globe and Mail: “Canadian ambassador to Iceland Alan Bones had planned to deliver remarks… making it clear that if Iceland decided to adopt the Canadian dollar, with all its inherent risks, Canada was ready to talk.”
3. “François Hollande and the conservative critique of capitalism”, The Current Moment: “An ethical critique of capitalism leaves the system itself untouched and in fact only goes to legitimize the status quo further.”
4. “What’s in this Word?”, International Herald Tribune: “But language is telling, and as I translated a novel about official corruption over the past year, one character began to emerge as the linchpin of the book’s discussion of power and those who wield it. That character is 管, pronounced guǎn, with a “scooping” tone.”
5. “Shocking Stuff”, The Impostume: “You have got more chance of inspiring people and releasing their latent insurrectionary energies if you start to look like you have power and that you are ruthless, equally ruthless in your application of that power.”