Kath and Kim
are the clueless, flamboyant, and extremely tacky Australian mother and
daughter on the show of the same name. The Aussie series—whose
cocreators, Jane Turner and Gina Riley,
are also its stars—is a hysterical parody of suburban life in
Australia. EVERYthing is over the top—the accents, the clothes, the
props, the plotlines. And from the first time I saw the show, the thing
I loved about it was the fact that the two female leads were willing to
wear silly prosthetics and unflattering clothes for the sake of good
Last night I took home the galley (galleys are uncorrected proofs of books sent out by publishers) of one of Jeanette Winterson's latest novels, The Stone Gods. I love Winterson's writing, in part because of the precision with which she writes about concepts like language, gender, sexuality, power...
So it was awfully strange to read the opening sentence of the book's description...
Mankind has rendered its planet unlivable and is beginning to colonize a new blue planet.