• 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. “Bodybuilding and Nation-Building”, Adam Curtis: “Sandow said that building the perfect body was a way of reconnecting with a pre-industrial time of virile physical perfection.”
2. “Pinterest’s Gender Trouble”, Salon.com: “Other sites encourage you to root around a bit first, to tailor it to your own vision. When you first sign up for Instagram or Tumblr, for instance, they’re as aggressively plain as Google’s home page, circa 1999. Pinterest, meanwhile, deluges you with its cavalcade of ever-changing, disarmingly pretty content.”
3. “The Brain … It Makes You Think. Doesn’t It?”, The Guardian: “A person is not a single entity of a single mind: a human is built of several parts, all of which compete to steer the ship of state.”
4.“The Angry Underground World of Failed Pickup Artists”, Jezebel: “It goes without saying that there’s no speedy way to learn how to respect women if you’ve never treated them like equals in the past.”
5. “John Peel’s Record Collection”, The Quietus: “His ‘wet socialist’ (as Peel himself described his political views) kindliness, his love of the underdog, the eccentric, the unheralded and un-listened to, mean that dross and diamonds, like dustman and duke, jostle side by side in this vast index.”