This past weekend, my roommate and I were on a mission to rewatch the extended versions of The Lord of The Rings. (Let’s not talk about the three-part Hobbit right now, though, ok? I am still reeling.) As we watched, I remembered exactly how white and dudely LOTR is. It’s still one of my favorite book series and I’ve always thought the movies did justice to the books, but that doesn’t mean the cast couldn’t use a refresh. Now seemed like the perfect time for a diverse — and occasionally gender-swapped — recast.
From February 1 to February 6, the Kamala Korps (that’s fans of Ms. Marvel to the uninitiated) celebrated the first ever KamalaCon on Tumblr.
If you’ve been following House DeFraction (as Kelly Sue DeConnick and Matt Fraction are affectionately and collectively known), you’ve probably heard about their two newest titles with Image. In November, Matt Fraction and Christian Ward’s ODY-C came out with its first issue; on January 28, Kelly Sue DeConnick launched Bitch Planet with artist Valentine De Landro. Both are two issues in, and present compelling new takes on feminism in comics storytelling.
Kelly Link’s short stories are so deeply imagined that you will lose track of the real world, and so unflinchingly honest that it hurts. With her new collection, Get in Trouble, she offers readers exactly that: the chance to get in trouble – sometimes deep trouble – along with her characters.
- An Investigation of My Lumberjanes Obsession (February 3 2015)
- Hogwarts-Sorting the Lumberjanes (December 29 2015)
- If You’ve Got It, Haunt It (December 19 2015)
- Lumberjanes #8 (November 21 2014)
- Lumberjanes #7 (November 2 2014)
- Lumberjanes #6 (October 26 2014)
- Lumberjanes #4 & #5 (October 18 2014)
- Lumberjanes #2 & #3 (October 12 2014)
- Lumberjanes #1 (October 5 2014)
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- Your Guide to The Republic of the Imagination (December 3, 2014)
- An Unexpected Hero: Evie Wyld’s All the Birds, Singing (April 15, 2014)
- The Art of Writing the War: Phil Klay’s Redeployment (March 24, 2014)
- Jenny Offill’s Dept. of Speculation: An Absolute Must-Read (February 3, 2014)
- Laurie Halse Anderson at Her Finest: The Impossible Knife of Memory (January 12, 2014)
- Karl Marlantes’ Matterhorn: A Must-Read For, Well, Everyone (December 19, 2013)
- Andre Dubus III’s Dirty Love: Stories of Mistakes, Frailty — and Love (November 21, 2013)
- Longbourn by Jo Baker: Shifting the Focus of Pride and Prejudice (October 8, 2013)
- Jesmyn Ward’s Men We Reaped: A Raw and Moving Memoir (September 25, 2013)
- David Rakoff’s Swan Song Worth the Hype: Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish (August 12, 2013)
- Inside Margaret Atwood’s Library: In Other Worlds (August 9, 2013)