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Kickstarter of the Week

Instead of promoting a Kickstarter this week, I’m going to point you to a radio show that needs no kickstarting. CBC’s Q with Jian Ghomeshi featured an interview this week with Kickstarter co-founder Yancy Stickler. He talks about the meteoric growth of the site, the future of arts funding, and some Kickstarter controversies, like “seduction guide” Above the Game. The interview starts at 0:55.

News

And now, the reboot news you really care about: Reboot
The Mary-Sue reports that beloved (Canadian) cartoon Reboot is getting a reboot. Rejoice! In other news, the word reboot has lost all meaning for me.

Matt Wagner’s The Shadow/Grendel Coming Soon
Grendel, the criminal creation of Matt Wagner, will meet classic pulp vigilante The Shadow in a new crossover to be published by Dynamite Entertainment in 2014.

Middleman Comic Successfully Crowdfunded
Middleman is coming back to comics! Although the new book won’t pick up where the original run left off, the creators raised a respectable $37,000 on Indiegogo in only six days.

WB CEO Wants Wonder Woman in TV or Film
Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara says that “[w]e need to get Wonder Woman on the big screen or TV.” Hey, that’s what we’ve been saying!

Matt Smith is your new American Psycho
Doctor Who’s Matt Smith is Patrick Bateman in the new American Psycho musical, which features songs by Duncan Sheik and a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacas. American Psycho opens in London this December, so book your reservations at Dorsia now.

Commentary

Is Gravity scientific? The film’s science advisor says mostly, yeah. Niel deGrasse Tyson argues otherwise.

Die Like a Man: The Toxic Masculinity of Breaking Bad
“I’m not in danger, Skyler. I am the danger.”

Badass Digest’s Britt Haynes wonders, Why Can’t Women Have the Same Journeys as Men in Film?

“Everything done to women in film in order to make them interesting is dependent on men — men are the catalyst for why a woman falls apart, and their stories often involve them going “crazy” to some degree, lending credence to the idea that a woman’s identity and emotional and mental stability are derived from what a man can provide. The genesis of a woman’s journey is always about a man, while a man’s journey on film is only sometimes or partially due to what a woman has done to them.”

And finally…

Key & Peele’s Suburban Zombies:

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