My Blog Week: January 16 to January 22

All the Latest from Torsade!                                 A Word on the Week     Critical Lapses (part five)           At the beginning of this series, I introduced the argument that criticism of popular entertainment is not negligible, […]

My Blog Week: January 9 to January 15

All the Latest from Torsade!                                 A Word on the Week     Critical Lapses (part four)           An excerpt from the Rush Limbaugh CPAC speech of 2009:   We see human beings. We don’t see […]

My Blog Week: January 2 to January 8

All the Latest from Torsade!                                 A Word on the Week     Critical Lapses (part three)           More from John Simon’s review of Star Wars (1977):   “The film […] has nowhere near the romantic […]

My Blog Week: December 26 to January 1

All the Latest from Torsade!                                 A Word on the Week     Critical Lapses (part two)           There’s a classic scenario, of the beach bully who kicks apart the sandcastle, just when the finishing touch […]

My Blog Week: December 19 to December 25

Posted by ractrose on 27 Dec 2021 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                                 A Word on the Week     Critical Lapses           You might have grown up, as I did, with a sense of cultural standards, regarding taste. That is, if it […]

My Blog Week: December 12 to December 18

Posted by ractrose on 20 Dec 2021 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                                 A Word on the Week     The Sensitivity Trap (part four)           In the mid-70s, feminists, specifically an offshoot of mainstream feminism, associated with lesbians and the music scene, […]

My Blog Week: December 5 to December 11

Posted by ractrose on 13 Dec 2021 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                                 A Word on the Week     The Sensitivity Trap (part three)           How many of the PC introductions from the 2016 campaign season onwards, came as reaction, and how […]

My Blog Week: November 28 to December 4

Posted by ractrose on 6 Dec 2021 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                               A Word on the Week     The Sensitivity Trap (part two)           Unbridled and unassuageable emotional states are the stuff peddled into the cultural discourse by trolls. The idea that […]

My Blog Week: November 21 to November 27

Posted by ractrose on 29 Nov 2021 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                               A Word on the Week     The Sensitivity Trap (part one)             [Wash. DC] Evening Star, 11/11/1950, Ad for product Chore Girl [Kansas] Abilene Weekly Reflector, 12/13/1906, article on […]

My Blog Week: November 14 to November 20

Posted by ractrose on 21 Nov 2021 in The Latest

All the Latest from Torsade!                               A Word on the Week     The Kirkus Review         In retailing, there’s a basic equation to solve. The selling price of a product has to exceed the seller’s purchase cost, […]