Alternative histories: not rocket science

This article appeared in Filament Magazine in 2010 |  ‘We’re so counter-culture even our history is alternative’, I overheard a black-clad, tattooed writer say to her friend at the Arthur C Clark Awards earlier this year. She pretty much summed up how I feel. But everyone loves science fiction these days, right? Of course, but … Continue reading Alternative histories: not rocket science

Women’s pro-wrestling: beyond the beauty pageant

In 2009 I wrote about women's pro-wrestling for Filament Magazine | In this article I discussed how women's professional wrestling is moving beyond ‘bra and panties’ bouts and getting back to its roots, when women wrestlers were valued for their ability. If Darren Aronofsky’s 2008 film The Wrestler taught us anything, it was that being a wrestler … Continue reading Women’s pro-wrestling: beyond the beauty pageant

Why Bob Dylan sings like he has Huntington’s Disease

This talk was presented on 13 June 2014 | I am not here today to talk about the genius of Bob Dylan.  I mean, it is an undisputable fact that the man behind such moving and meaningful lyrics as in the song Visions of Johanna where he sings “Jeeze, I can’t find my knees” is one of the true … Continue reading Why Bob Dylan sings like he has Huntington’s Disease