Daily Link Roundup - July 20, 2009
Everyday I encounter a number of interesting websites, articles, and blog posts that are definitely worth mentioning. Since I don't always have time to write about each one, I have created the Daily Link Roundup as a way to share them with you. I hope you find them as interesting as I do!
- 'Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg' Remembers Famed Jewish Mother: Lynn Sweet's interview with independent filmmaker Aviva Kempner about her new documentary about Gertrude Berg. For more info on Gertrude Berg, check out her encyclopedia entry and Jeffrey Shandler's article Television in the United States.
- Britney's Conversion Diary: A humor piece by Andy Borowitz for the New Yorker. Is this funny? I find it in poor taste. I don't think Britney has done anything to warrant such mockery on this issue. (Yet.)
- Hadassah-Brandeis is accepting applications for their 2010 Artist-in-Residency Program. Calling all artists currently working on a project related to Jewish women's and gender studies!
- A college feminist muses on the shameful messages of reality television, a guilty pleasure for many of us, including myself. By watching, are we part of the problem?
- Gloria Feldt's Speaking Up features an excellent discussion of Sotomayor and the debate over bias due to gender and ethnicity. I recommend you follow up her post with a viewing of Stephen Colbert's take on this issue in his satiric-yet-poignant "The Word" segment: The Neutral Man's Burden.