I was out all day today, so no proper post, just links. Beach Boys post tomorrow, with luck.
Another Nickel In The Machine on the controversy over female tennis players not wearing stockings in the 1930s. I was particularly fascinated by the woman referred to as “the French hussy” for daring to play tennis without a corset in the early 1920s.
More from Debi on Arrow, the new Green Arrow TV series.
Lawrence Miles writes about the new series of Red Dwarf. I’ve not watched any of the new series yet, because I thought the series deteriorated so badly by series 7 that I couldn’t bear it. Miles hits the nail on the head as to one of the reasons here (the other, related reason is the constant ‘jokes’ about Rimmer having non-mainstream interests). I’d heard much better things about the new series than about anything since series five, but I’ve been fooled before by people saying “X has got better”, but Miles’ description of the difference between this and the previous series may have convinced me to give it a go.
The Aporetic looks at how his Irish ancestors got classified as ‘colored’ in early 20th-century Virginia.
And Millsabout on the Twitter fetishisation of Scientism.