@erikonymous & Mar Yes!!! So dark! And didn't you kinda think that Pottersville looked way more fun than the regular town?
Even more disturbingly, a lot of Cameron Diaz. And where are Ellen Barkin & Dennis Quaid in "The Big Easy"? She is STILL hot.
@barnhouse & C_Webb: Yes, Daniel Deronda's not making the list is wrong, and Casaubon should definitely be dead last. I mean, he's like, mummified and stuff and does evil shit from beyond the grave.
@Vivien Smith-Smythe-Smith: Ah, but it was a Knifecrime Island innovation to actually introduce meat to dessert, in form of mince pie. But I share your revulsion for vegetables masquerading as dessert.
Sigh. Let's go over it again. "Performative" is not a fancy-ass synonym for "performed," okay? Songs are not "performative." They are "performed." A marriage oath, a swearing-in ceremony, a priest's blessing over the eucharist -- something that effects a transformation by its utterance, is performative. Don't try to sound like the half-wit academics you're justifiably taking to task by referring to "rap's performative aspects."
All of the LTS costumed-dancing-sign-waving folks around here are special needs/developmentally disabled people who genuinely seem happy to have the job.
Wow. In academic publishing they let you choose your cover image, typeface, banner color, everything. And if you don't like the mock-up, they'll change it. Of course, these are books no one's ever going to read.
Also stupid: "maidenhead" means "hymen," or "virginity," not pussy.