the box of delights
Choosing A Craft Name by Lady Pixie Moondrip
If you've ever moved in Wiccan circles, pardon the pun, or even if you haven't, I defy (defy!) you to read this with a straight face.
Listing, Listless by Maggie Trapp
A poignant essay on the art and practice of list-making.
It's A Big Fat Revolution by Nomy Lamm
A brutally honest, soul-piercing essay on fat oppression, body image, and feminism.
A Short Catalogue Of Things You Think You Want by Zadie Smith
Thought-provoking, delicate prose.
A Woman's Place by Naomi Wolf
An inspiring and subversive commencement address.
Under The Nuclear Shadow by Arundhati Roy
The Booker Prize-winning author's quietly terrifying account of living in India during the India-Pakistan nuclear crisis of 2002.
It's Just A Ride by Bill Hicks
A visionary excerpt from one of the late comedian's excoriating live shows.
17th Century Nun's Prayer
In memory of Tom, who had a copy of this up on his kitchen wall.
Haiku Error Messages
Funny and apt.
Why Can't I Own Canadians?
Laura Schlessinger is a US radio "personality" who dispenses "advice" to people who call in to her radio show. Recently, she said that to an observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22 and cannot be condoned in any circumstance. This very funny and devastatingly accurate open letter in response was penned by a US resident.
B Is For Bestseller by Mark Haddon
The author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time explains how he came to write it, why Jane Austen was his inspiration... and how he got over the problem of drawing dinosaur legs.