Archive for July 20th, 2007

dorks, dykes, and librarians

July 20th, 2007

Today I got to answer a few questions on Paper Cuts, a New York Times blog on books by Dwight Garner, the senior editor of The Book Review.

And here’s a video interview with me that just went up on Man, what a dork. This was at The MoCCA festival last month in New York City.

On the linguistic front, there’s been a new ruling in the “Dykes on Bikes” case that I posted about two years ago. Remember how the SF Dykes on Bikes won a battle to trademark their name with the patent office, who thought it was “offensive?” Apparently, after that, some guy decided HE was offended, and took the patent office to court. But it’s okay. Dykes won.

Oh, and thank you to the several people who’ve posted or emailed me about this cartoon about Fun Home by Paul Sizer. I met him at the American Library Association convention last month and he did this piece for the site of an online comic strip about librarians called Unshelved.