Tag: capitalism

Interview with Bong Joon-ho

The Guardian talks to director Bong Joon-ho. “Bong is as fascinated and baffled as anyone by how Parasite has taken off. ‘A lot of people say it’s a universal story because it’s about the gap between rich and poor, but I don’t think that’s all the answer,’ he […]

“It’s Time to Break Up Disney”

Matt Stoller writes about the consequences of the new Disney and why it should be broken up. “The new Disney is more a private equity group than studio, collecting brands and using them to bargain aggressively with partners, suppliers and consumers. Imperial Disney is the result not of […]

A Wake-Up Call for the Comics Industry

At Comics Beat, Heidi MacDonald talks about this week’s BookScan chart and the implications for comics. Plus, a lot more. “There is change in the air in comicbookland. It may be more than in the air…it may be in the streams, lakes and landfills, too. Maybe it’s here […]

“The Real Reasons for Marvel Comics’ Woes”

“Marvel Comics has been having a rough time lately. Readers and critics met last year’s Civil War 2—a blockbuster crossover event (and a spiritual tie-in to the year’s big Marvel movie)—with disinterest and scorn. Two years of plummeting print comics sales culminated in a February during which only […]

The Realities of Running a Small Press

Fox Spirit Books’ publisher Adele Wearing speaks frankly about the realities of running a small press: “If you want to help, if you want to keep your favourite presses open, if you want those unusual little projects to be published… the simple truth is they need more sales. […]