So the fall season has been pretty exciting for The Golden Girls Fashion Corner! First, I want to give a big THANK YOU to WordPress Discover and Ben Huberman for featuring the blog! I reached out to them on Twitter, and I thought it was kind of a long shot that they would notice me, but they did. Thank you for being a friend, WordPress Discover, and welcome to all of my new followers! I’m so grateful for everyone that continues to read this blog and for everyone who shares and comments on my posts.
There’s also been a ton of other great content to read over the past couple of months, so this bibliography is maybe a bit longer than usual. But consider it my Thanksgiving gift to you! If you’re sitting around with your family, getting bored or annoyed or just needing a break, there’s lots to catch up on below. Enjoy!
Golden Girls Content
My post, LGBTQ Fashion Moments on The Golden Girls, was featured with two other amazing posts (Longreads!!) on WordPress Discover. Click here to see the feature.
The blog as a whole was featured a few days later. I started this blog kind of on a whim, so it’s really gratifying to have my writing appreciated and to see that The Golden Girls still obviously resonates with so many people.
How The Golden Girls creator Susan Harris changed TV comedy forever–and why she doesn’t watch it now (Entertainment Weekly)
October also brought us this incredible interview with Susan Harris. She talks about her long career in television and even reveals that the pilot episode of The Golden Girls is her favorite.
The Golden Girls creator Susan Harris on pushing the boundaries of the sitcom (CBC Radio)
Why Burt Reynolds’ cameo on ‘The Golden Girls’ mattered so much (Yahoo Celebrity)
RIP to Mr. Burt Reynolds, who passed away on September 6. Of course, we’ll never forget his legendary appearance on the Ladies of the Evening episode, and this article offers some interesting insight.
Golden Girls, Rick Springfield, The Cure, and Cats (Paws Rewind Podcast)
The 10 Best ‘Golden Girls’ Tattoos Ever (The Frisky)
‘Golden Girls’ Aging Well: Sitcom Brand In Demand As Breakfast Cereal (Deadline Hollywood)
Did you get your box?? Some are apparently already selling for $100 on Ebay, but don’t worry. Funko says two more boxes (with different toys!) are planned for next year. You can also read my thoughts on the cereal here.
Funko Launches Golden Girls, Doctor Who, and Star Wars Pop PEZ (Comicbook.com)
I Think About This A Lot: The Golden Girls Plotline Where Rose Is Addicted to Pills (The Cut)
Y’all, I don’t even know how I got here, but I was wandering around the Internet late one night and stumbled upon The Cut’s brilliant I Think About This A Lot series. Where has it been all my life?? Of course, I immediately started thinking that maybe I could write something about The Golden Girls for it, but then I went all the way back to the beginning, and what do you know? The series started with a post about the show! Because of course it did.
30 Years Later, ‘The Golden Girls’ is Still the Most Progressive Show on Television (Medium)
This article is also a couple of years old, but Tracy Ross does a wonderful job discussing all of the ways that the show was so progressive. It’s well worth your time.
Fashion & Design
The Architects Who Made Miami ‘Magic’ (CityLab)
I can’t believe it’s not clutter: maximalism hits our homes (The Guardian)
I mean, tbh, I feel like this is most people’s homes, to some extent. Maybe not so much the busy wallpaper or bright purple fireplace, but most people I know have things on their walls and other tchotchkes around the house. The interesting people, anyway. 😉
Everything You Wear Is Athleisure (The Atlantic)
The Ugly History of Beautiful Things: Perfume (Longreads)
The surprisingly dark history of the color pink (FastCompany)
Health & Wellness
The Dark History of Hysteria (The Nib)
A really fantastic illustrated history of women being labeled “hysterical” and told “it’s all in your head” throughout the years, often resulting in misdiagnosis (or no diagnosis at all). Of course, Dorothy knows a thing or two about that.
Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong (HuffPost)
This is an important and necessary read. Blanche certainly could’ve used it.
The Radical Dissent of Helen Keller (Yes Magazine)
Remember When You Could Call the Time? (The Atlantic)
Becoming Anne Frank (Smithsonian)
Another important read that implores us to rethink how we portray the legacy of Anne Frank and the Holocaust. Somebody priority mail this to Barbara Thorndyke!
LeVar Burton Still Has a Message for Non-Readers like Donald Trump (Vice)
But you don’t have to take my word for it…
Inside the Delightfully Quirky, Absolutely Fabulous, and Utterly Exhausting World of Cruise Performers (Esquire)
50 Must-Read Microhistory Books (BookRiot)
One book on the list, Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color That Changed the World, may be of particular interest to GG Fashion Corner readers.
Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs: An Oral History of Frasier (Vanity Fair)
“We’re Here As Women”: General Hospital, #MeToo, and the Power of Soap Operas (Nursing Clio)
The Golden Girls Fashion Corner Supports, Validates, and Affirms Transgender People.
I will continue to use this blog to highlight social justice causes and support marginalized people whenever I can. These issues are important to me, as they were to the cast and crew of The Golden Girls, too.
If you need a break today or any day, check out The Aggressive Self-Care and The Trans Affirmation coloring books by Theo Lorenz. Reach out to the Trans Lifeline 24/7 if you need extra support at any time. And fellow allies, this message is for you: check in on your trans friends from time to time! Yes, it’s important to let people know that they can reach out for support, but it’s also important that we do some of that work in helping them, too. We’re all in this together. Visit the National Center for Transgender Equality for more information and resources. If podcasts are your thing, give a listen to Jonathan Van Ness’ interview with Mara Keisling on the “What Can Allies Do to Defend Trans Rights?” episode of Getting Curious.
2 thoughts on “Fall 2018 Bibliography”
Wow! I love your blog. I love love love that show. My husband and son tell me I have to hold the worlds record for watching the reruns so many times. I could probably recite every episode word for word. It’s still a popular show too! I also have every episode recorded to my DVR. Lol.
Thanks so much! 🙂 My husband says it’s “all you ever watch.” haha