Friend of the Gutter Christine Makepeace writes about Cam (2018) at Dread Central. “I wonder if lawyers cringe when they watch The Firm. Or if boxers shake their heads in disgust when Million Dollar Baby comes on. I wonder if cheerleaders avoid cheerleading movies. Because if they do, […]
Lit Hub has a transcript of Kelly Link’s speech at the 2019 One Story Literary Debutante Ball. “When I realized I would have to say something here other than, “Yes, I’d love another drink, thank you!” I tried to figure out what I could say that would be […]
At the Vintagent, Paul D’Orléans writes about the history of one-piece utility suits from boilersuits to Catwoman and Girl On A Motorcycle (1968). “The story of the ‘boilersuit’ and its (super)heroic descendants is a curious tale; a purely functional clothing item historically laden with a mix of Utopian […]
Death metal is often the only solution, even for the cutest and nicest among us. Perhaps, especially for the cutest and nicest among us, like say red pandas–my go-to for the cutest among us*. It is for Retsuko, the red panda protagonist of Aggretsuko. She is an accountant […]
At The Establishment, Katherine Cross writes about robots, gender and Tay the chatbot. “We are being primed by many tech giants to see AI not as a future lifeform, but as an endlessly compliant and pliable, often female, form of free labor, available for sex and for guilt-free […]
At the Guardian, Kate Beaton talks about comics, history and her years working in Alberta’s oil sands.