Tag: 2000s

“The Radical Empathy of Deanna Troi”

At StarTrek.com, friend of the Gutter Sara Century considers “The Radical Empathy of Deanna Troi.” “We live in a society that views compassion as a weakness, particularly feminine compassion. The message that to care is to give up your strength is instilled through media, culture, even in the […]

Interview with Dame Darcy

At Bitch Media, Suzette Smith interviews Dame Darcy about her comic Meat Cake, the Meat Cake Bible, and telling the truth as a mermaid. “Dame Darcy’s stories were about women, and sometimes they were about orphan twin women with supernatural abilities! The central cast was a band of […]

Dinosaurs, Gentleman Mummies, and Fabulous Hats

In parts one of my “Heavy Light” article, I delved into the history of French sci-fi comics magazine Metal Hurlant, which when it was licensed for publication in America, became Heavy Metal. Watching Luc “The Destroyer of French Cinema” Besson’s whimsical fantasy-adventure The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec […]