Dang: HBO just greenlighted MaddAddam, an adaptation of Margaret Atwood's dystopian trilogy of genetic shenanigans/apocalyptic disaster that kicks off with Oryx and Crake. Even better, Darren Aronofsky (last seen drenching Russell Crowe and pissing off evangelicals with Noah) will be executive producer. »
OMFG thank the mighty goddess that it is Friday. It is also Margaret Atwood's birthday. Did you know that she's on Twitter? In the interview above, she calls having followers on the social network "like having fairies in the bottom of your garden." Also celebrating birthdays: Christian Siriano, Fabolous, Chloë… »
• Governor Sarah Palin is speaking out against the "fantasies" published in the newly released "Trailblazer: An Intimate Biography of Sarah Palin." Her camp has accused author Lorenzo Benet of practicing "bad journalism." • »
- We've gotten a lot of emails this week whining about the excess of Palin coverage. But you know what Palin hates more than anything — whiners! If you whine, the terrorists win…Or something. Anyway, check out what Judge Judy thinks about Sarah Palin.
- Also check out what American Wife author Curtis Sittenfeld thinks… »
As someone with a love of good feminist SciFi, I was saddened that NPR's review of Sarah Hall's Daughters of the North had to crack on the genre's archetype, The Handmaid's Tale, for not showcasing a violent uprising by the oppressed women but the plot summary and the excerpt provided are extremely intriguing. Hall's… »