Tag: toys

“I’ve Heard The Mer-Man Singing”

Friend of the Gutter Jessica Ritchey writes about The Toys That Made Us, the fragility of masculinity and how we got where we are. “’The stories we tell matter’ is usually meant as a piece of feel good puffery. But there’s a real warning in that statement too. […]

Dilruba

The Gutter’s own Beth Watkins watches Dilruba at Beth Loves Bollywood! “I’m going to tell you the best parts of this film right away. The first appears about a quarter of the way through, when we see the home of Diwan (Gogia Pashan), who not only has a […]

The Amazing Jackie Ormes

Jackie Ormes drew comics for Black newspapers from the 1930s through the 1950s. She was popular and well known, even friends with people like Lena Horne, who might’ve influenced her most famous creation, Torchy Brown, and Eartha Kitt. But Ormes disappeared like so many talented women and men […]

On Outraging Batman’s Dignity

There is a multiplicity of Batmans from the grim and gritty Dark Knight currently on film, Adam West’s swinging Batman from the 1960s Batman television show, Frank Miller’s Goddamn Batman, the Batmans of the DC Animated Universe tilted more towards adults and the ones geared for all ages, […]