Promise you’ll come back? Go read this short comic from Kate Beaton on border guards and breaking up. And then come back.
Melissa Harris-Perry and bell hooks sit down to discuss black feminism, then and now and going forward.
What, from a business standpoint, is sets the gaming industry apart from music and movies? Piracy, service and growth, this article suggests.
Section II is a new online and streaming curation platform that focuses on lesbian content. Interesting.
Trina Robbins’ new project is a “definitive” history of women cartoonists. CBR spoke to her about the hows, whys, and details of the new book.
Recently, Joss Whedon gave a speech about feminism for Equality Now. Reaction has been mixed, to say the least. Red Light Politics tears it (and Jezebel’s stamp of approval) apart.
And the Atlantic weighs in on Whedon, with a critical look at his points about sexism and racism: “This is a speech about the word “feminist,” but there are no feminists in the speech.”
Bechdel talks about her complicated relationship with the famous test that bears her name: “the Test is about something I have dedicated my career to: the representation of women who are subjects and not objects. And I’m glad mainstream culture is starting to catch up to where lesbian-feminism was 30 years ago. “
More commentary about The Comics Journal controversy, and the alienation of women and minority artists from the mainstream comics industry.
The New Yorker talks to Gene Luen Yang about his National Book Award-nominated epic, Boxers & Saints: “When I was growing up, the predominant genre in comics was superheroes, and superheroes are all about dual identities. It’s all about a character negotiating between two different worlds, a superhero world and a mundane world. And I think a lot of immigrants’ kids—not just Asian-Americans—can sympathize with that, even on an unconscious level.”
Author Amy Tan discusses her latest book, The Valley of Amazement, the mysteries of her grandmother’s life, and the true stories behind her writing.
Many more than you might think! Check out the listed films, from The Act of Killing to Zipper: Coney Island’s Last Wild Ride.
From Marian Bantjes, a map of the human condition: