• Frozen: that Disney Magic Works With Sisters1

    Frozen Disney PG, 108 mins First thing I need to do is get the snark off my chest. Frozen is not “Disney’s first animated film about sisters”! That was Lilo & Stitch, thank you very much! That said, this movie had a lot of negativity from the blogosphere due to concerns about how faithful to the source material it was: Eurocentrism (read: lack

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  • Literary Women Illustrated0

    Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction’s Most Beloved Heroines Samantha Hahn Chronicle Books I picked this book up because of the arresting cover illustration. It’s Hahn’s portrait of Brett Ashley, from Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises. A haughty flapper with short, red-gold waves and eyelids heavy with blue-black shadow turns her nose up to us.

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  • Sleeper is Coming to the Big Screen0

    Surely you’ve heard–Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s Pearl Street films will produce an adaptation of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’s Sleeper. Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and David Weiner (Last Resort) will script; as of yet, no director is attached. Damon, Affleck and partner Jennifer Todd will have a direct hand in the project as executive

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  • Short and Sweet (or Sour): The Frights Live On0

    Halloween may have come and gone but Women Write About Comics isn’t ready to let the season die (see what I did there?). Featuring tales to make you cringe and a second opinion of Pretty Deadly #1, welcome to the latest Short and Sweet (or Sour). Let’s dive in head first into the madness, shall we?

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  • I Am Captain Marvel2

    Captain Marvel #17 Marvel Kelly Sue DeConnick, Filipe Andrade, Jordie Bellaire In the spirit of full disclosure, I had sort of fallen off the Captain Marvel bandwagon in recent months. Not because it’s not a brilliant book, because Kelly Sue DeConnick writes the best damn Carol Danvers that I’ve ever read. Not because it’s not

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  • Look into the eyes of a skeleton: an analysis of frenums’ skeleton comics0

    I’m very sorry. In this post I’m going to be doing a lot of “explaining the joke.” I hope I don’t ruin it for you. I think humour can survive me. I want to talk to you about skeleton comics. Tumblr user and cartoonist frenums‘ bio starts like this: my name is alison i’m 16 And

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