Weekly round-up and open thread, 20 February 2012

Image of cowgirl with lasso via WikipediaHere’s this week’s open thread for discussion and our regular round-up of some of the articles and blogs we’ve noticed over the last week or so, but not had time to post about. Please note that a link here doesn’t imply endorsement or agreement, and some links may be triggering. [TW used to indicate trigger warning in some cases]

If you have a link or comment that doesn’t fit anywhere else and would like to share it, feel free to drop it in the comments here.

This week’s closing video is All My Rage by Laura Marling:


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