“On the afternoon of May 28, 1903, Leoti Blaker, a young Kansan touring New York City, boarded a Fifth Avenue stagecoach at 23rd Street and settled in for the ride. The coach was crowded, and when it jostled she noticed that the man next to her settled himself […]
Longreads has an interview with author Sady Doyle on horror, true crime and gender. “I find that horror is almost a soothing genre, because it’s very validating. It’s often not that far [removed] from reality. It uses dream logic to tell its story, but it’s still one of […]
Clarkisha Kent has some things to say about the handling of Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. You can also read it via Thread Reader App here. And, yes, there will be plot details for all the movies she’s in.
Amanda Diebert writes about Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill. “See, when I heard Alanis at 12 I had to sneak it because I wasn’t allowed to listen to secular music, just like I wasn’t allowed to express anger or rage, just like I wasn’t able to speak about […]
Friend of the Gutter Sara Century reviews the comics history of Carol Danvers, aka, Ms. Marvel, aka, Captain Marvel. Also, there’s some Rogue business in there or really there’s some Carol Danvers business in Rogue’s history… you know what? Go read it. “Marvel’s many gloriously convoluted characters, Carol […]
At Hazlitt, Emma Healey writes about a particular scene in the fourth season of Louis CK’s Louie. “By the time Louie was in its fourth season, its protagonist had a lot of audience goodwill to burn, and C.K. seemed to want to do something legitimately complicated with it: […]
Libba Bray writes about the process of turning her novel, Beauty Queens, which re-imagined Lord of the Flies among teen beauty contestants, into a film. “But try, if you will, to imagine me with lasers coming out of my eyes while my internal organs became as the fires […]