Clishmaclaver – Brechin High Library Blog

April 26, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Wikipedia founder creates ‘factual’ news site

Entrepreneur Jimmy Wales has launched Wikitribune, a collaboration between journalists and citizens that will put facts first. But in the age of fake news, can facts really change our minds? – The Day As ever, I highly recommend reading The … Continue reading

April 20, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Crossing the Godzilla Threshold…

I’ve just received a press release – it doesn’t matter what for – that has listed all the different ways the world might end, based on scenarios from films, and how people have stated they would respond. It is stupid, and now I will explain why on a scenario-by-scenario basis. Continue reading

April 18, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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The long read…

But Woolf’s ideal reader, who disappears as she reads and tries on alternate identities, is now under siege. Our stories are going social and, as new platform technologies remake the reading experience into something increasingly interactive, we now must ask what we’re giving up in the bargain. Continue reading

April 17, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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My Love/Hate Relationship with Marvel Comics

Another readable blog from Booknerdlandia, this time focusing on issues of ‘gender’ in Marvel Comics, but also contributing to the on-going ‘diversity’ stooshie ignited by a recent Marvel press conference; as per previously discussed by Clishmaclaver. 😉 “…top editors and … Continue reading

March 27, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Can you gig it?

“In Gig We trust” Continue reading

March 20, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Fake news, you say?

How do I know this isn’t fake news? 😉 This weekend, one of the world’s leading educators said schools should focus on tackling the problem of fake news. “Distinguishing what is true from what is not is a critical skill … Continue reading

March 16, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Victim or villain..?

A The Day Briefing: The Laws of War dropped into my mailbox today. The gist of this discursive ‘Hot Topic’ piece is that, “Yesterday a British marine had his murder conviction for killing an injured Taliban fighter reduced to manslaughter. … Continue reading

March 9, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Emma, nudity, and the meaning of feminism

Clishmaclaver has just read an interesting addition to the current debate on ‘second wave’ feminism from The Day. Speaking of Emma Watson – whom pupils may know best as ‘Hermione’ from the Harry Potter films – the article reads, “She … Continue reading

March 9, 2016
by Miss Stewart
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International Women’s Day: Five pictures that reveal how women are treated.

Have a read of this article from BBC News Magazine, 8th March 2016. “Photographs and videos shared on social media can sometimes reveal more than intended – not just about the people pictured, but also about society. Five BBC journalists … Continue reading

March 4, 2016
by Miss Stewart
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Curvy Barbie?!

  How does ‘Curvy Barbie’ compare with an average woman? By Claire Bates BBC News Magazine Looking for ideas for an interesting discursive essay for English? Check out the current debate over cultural icon, Barbie’s new ‘curvy’ body shape. This … Continue reading

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