I saw the Stockholm production of Cabaret in Stockholm when it ran at Tyrol with Peter Jöback and it was an amazing production, mostly because of the remarkable performance by Peter Jöback as the Emcee.
Little did I know that he was not the revolutionary behind that performance, but rather one of my favorite actors, Alan Cumming.
So for some serious feels, and to see how musical theatre is MUCH more than just entertainment (which I might do a post about sometime) watch the ending of the Broadway run of Cabaret (not sure if this is the 1998 revival or the new one that’s coming) with Alan Cumming in the main role.
PS be sure to watch the last 20 seconds or else you miss something quite special.
Sometimes when you’re on a roll, you just gotta keep writing.
So… The 5:2 diet is very popular in Sweden at the moment.
It’s the one where you eat whatever you want five days a week and starve yourself the remaining two days.
Maybe you can tell I don’t think it’s a good idea?
Especially not when I’m starting to see a LOT of articles about what you can do to keep yourself from feeling hungry, how to make each meal last, how to eat slower, etc,etc,etc.
I don’t think publishing a how-to-guide about eating disorders in the papers is a good way to go.
(I don’t care if you think that periodic fasting is good and how wonderful it is for the body, ladila… It’s the culture around it that’s AWFUL.)
And if I read one more article about how VERY thin celebrities “don’t starve themselves but simply eat healthy and exercise” I’m going to scream.
On a note completely unrelated to school, feminism or really anything serious, the poster for the 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who was released yesterday. And it’s super exciting and I CAN’T wait and TEN IS COMING BACK.
/end of public service announcement
Grad school is fabulous but busy busy busy. I have so many things I want to write and think about but I haven’t got the time.
I was at a CEMS mingle tonight and I met some very interesting people and had some great conversations. I’m not a fan of mingles, introvert that I am, but as far as those things go, this was a good one.
I’m very ashamed of something though.
During a conversation with a man whose passion was Borneo and orangutangs and the environment, I mentioned that I’m really interested in feminism.
Except I didn’t say that.
I said that I was really interested in gender equality.
Because I wanted to be taken seriously and not face all the crap that feminism gets. All the crap you get when you say you’re a feminist.
The crap I want to fight and that I’m playing right into by not allowing myself to use the word feminism.
It was a conscious/unconscious decision on my part, I did it on purpose, but too quickly for my brain to analyze the implications of why I wasn’t using the word feminism.
I also think part of it was that I was talking to a man, and it’s incredibly rare that a man takes you seriously if you mention the word feminism.
Well. Fuck you patriarchy. From now on I’m always gonna say I’m a feminist. Not more dilly-dallying.