• Buffy, Buffy Comics, adaptations & portraiture: roundtable!

    Buffy, Buffy Comics, adaptations & portraiture: roundtable!0

      We get previews and alerts and review pdfs in our inboxes, and we don’t go full-interest on every one. (This is behind the scenes stuff, hold tight.) We don’t discuss everything, either, not by a long way; usually we each take a hold of what looks interesting to us, and occasionally one of our

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  • Hits=Dollars: The changing ethics of online journalism0

    We just did a roundtable based on The Sunday Times’ cherry-picked JKR quote, which was packaged to create Harry Potter controversy. I’m sure it generated a lot of ad revenue for them. And then there’s xoJane running IHTM: My White Yoga Privilege, and its followup. It looked like a strategic move on the part of

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  • JKR Regrets Ron/Hermione: The Roundtable2

    On Sunday, J.K. Rowling “admitted” that she married off the wrong characters in her still monstrously popular Harry Potter series. Ron/Hermione, she said, was wish fulfillment and literary bad form. Alas, alas, it was cliche. Instead, she should have changed direction mid-series, and hooked up Harry and Hermione instead. Our writers had a few things

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  • Race and Gender Roundtable: Part Two1

    Welcome to Part Two of our race and gender roundtable, where we talk about creators and authenticity, consumer threat levels, and the future of diversity in comics. You can catch up on Part One of the roundtable here.

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  • Roundtable: Race and Gender in Comics0

    The race and gender roundtable is here! Mixing it up were our resident writer Mai Pucik; Arturo Garcia, a writer for Racialicious; writer and comics publisher/editor Talisha Harrison; blogger and webcomic creator Jamie Kingston; and moderator Kelly Kanayama. In part one (of two), we talked about “diversity” characters in comics, the gendering of race, and

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  • Summer Movie Roundtable: Part two1

    Our Megan Byrd, Mai Pucik, and Ashley Schmuecker, along with guest commentators/hecklers Shannon Rahe and Vicki Essex joined me to talk about summer movies. In this part we discuss Iron Man 3, Man of Steel, Wolverine, and the state of the comic book movie. You can find part one here. *** We haven’t talked at all about

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