March 24th, 2010

happy

An hour late today

I don't normally read The Listener. To me it seems very much like TIME magazine - a pseudo-intellectual mainstream rag that purports to address the tough issues while subtly encouraging conservative sameness. Seriously, the content analysis thingy I did with TIME magazine last year was interesting to say the least. I'm no linguist, but tracking trends over a period of 12 years showed that the tone of articles in this mag followed the dominant political discourse of the day like a little lapdog after a biscuit. And I think The Listener is more or less the same.

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* One of the reasons I think Filament is awesome is that it has asked women what they want to see instead of assuming they know based on theory.