Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 11:09 am by M. in , , , , ,    No comments
Via The Huffington Post we have rediscovered this unmissable tumblr, LadyPuns (which we first found a while ago):
LadyPuns is the brainchild of illustrator Dav Yendler, who thinks up "herstorical heroineterpretations" and draws them. He told the Huffington Post in an email:
"Like all things, LadyPuns started as a joke in a bar. Some friends and I were making up a superhero team made up of awesome women; the original team was made up of Amelia Bearheart, Charlotte Brontosaurus, Anne Frankenstein, and Jane Eyre Guitar. The next step was to draw them, and now we have LadyPuns!" (Nina Bahadur)
Jane Eyre Guitar: Even though he couldn’t hear the righteous solos and earsplitting riffs, Brocklehurst cowered in fear. He knew that Jane was coming to melt his face off.
 The Stage talks about the upcoming new album by Russell Watson who has teamed up with with Les Misérables writers Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg:
“There are two, maybe three, brand new compositions on the record, one called Tell Me and another called I Am Only One Man. Claude-Michel has also taken a section from one of his ballets – Wuthering Heights – and [English] lyrics have been put to it by Charles Hart, who was the lyricist on The Phantom of the Opera. So the pedigree of this record is immense,” he said. (Matthew Hemley)
The Slanted talks about the release of Samantha Shannon's book The Bone Season:
In the quick Q&A the author talked about what she’s been reading lately (Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke) and a little about her favorite books ‘The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood’; ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell’; ‘The Complete Robot’ by Isaac Asimov; ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman; ‘Villette’ by Charlotte Brontë; ‘Great Expectations’ by Charles Dickens (just her personal choices off the top of her head). (John Stewart)
The Times comments on the MEP Godfrey Bloom article recently published on about women compulsory quotas:
Seemingly ignorant of the achievements of women such as Jane Austen, George Eliot, and the Brontë sisters, he added that female artists and writers had achieved little in the last few hundred years. (Laura Pitel)
Crave has an article about the zombie film genre:
Another notable early zombie feature dealing with voodoo slaves is the Jacques Tourneur/Val Lewton B-movie masterpiece I Walked with a Zombie from 1943. The film is famously the Jane Eyre story, but with zombies and voodoo rituals instead of a mere mad wife in the attic. Again, though, this is more about the notion of mind-erasing slave mechanics, and less about the walking dead.  (Witney Seibold)
DIY reviews the new track by Letters to Fiesta, Tears Apart:
Coming off all 'Wuthering Heights' with its initial, fidgeting verses, it soon proceeds into something colourful and energised. (Jamie Milton)
East Bay Express reviews Austenland with unexpected results:
So right away Jane finds herself living the true Austen life — or the Brontë version, more like it — on her fantasy vacation. Nevertheless she's thrilled just to be there, at least for the moment. (Kelly Vance)
 Rosie's Period Journal posts a photo gallery of Wuthering Heights 1939; Wasla reviews Black Spring by Alison Croggan; the Brontë Parsonage reminds us of that today, August 21, is the second chance to participate in
'Heaven is a Home': Drop-in craft workshop
Wednesday 21st August, 11:00 - 16:00
Join us TODAY at our Heaven is a Home drop in craft day. Create a mini Victorian house, decorate it with period-look wallpaper, style it and create tiny furniture to make your own heavenly home with local artist Rachel Lee.
It runs from 11am - 4pm and is FREE with museum entry so drop in anytime..


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