News

I’m pleased to announce that Kailyn Kent will be joining us as a regular columnist. At the moment, she’s planning for her column to focus on the links between comics and the fine art world. Kailyn’s written several posts for us already, and we’re very excited to have her appear here regularly.

In other news…I’ve mentioned this here and there already, but thought I’d semi-officially let folks know that I’ve gotten a book contract to write about the William Marston/Harry Peter Wonder Woman. As is always the case with these things, it’ll be several years before it’s written and available — but you can start hoarding your pennies now, I suppose! In the meantime, if you can’t wait for WW copy, you can read my past posts on her here. And we’re also going to have a roundtable in the beginning of May celebrating my having blogged my way through all of the Marston/Peter WW.

And…we got our first link from the Dish! To Michael Arthur’s Kpop article (I’m a fan of Andrew Sullivan’s, so I was excited.)

 
On HU

In our Featured Archive Post I talk about Art Young and the black humorist as Christ.

I talked about Marston’s vs. Azzarello’s Amazons.

Erica Friedman talked about the big and small of conventions, from the enormous Comiket in Tokyo to the tiny Yaycon in the Netherlands.

Richard Cook expressed some skepticism about Downton Abbey.

I talk about incest in Twilight and the Hunger Games.

I posted a download mix of Neil-Young_Like music.

Eric Berlatsky on Gilbert Hernandez, fetishes, and phallic mothers.

Eric Berlatsky on Jaime Hernandez, fetishes, and phallic mothers.

Utilitarians Everywhere

At the Washington Times I talk about the movie Bully and the case for homeschooling.

At the Atlantic I review the strikingly crappy film Lockout.

At Splice I talk about Derbyshire and the right’s anti-anti-racism.

At Splice Today I discuss Neil Young and the black metal band Drudkh.
 
Other Links

Ms. magazine on Katniss as a nonsexualized action hero.

War mongering and atheism apparently go together now.

Alyssa Rosenberg with a really depressing story about the Obama administration harassing journalists.

Matte Harrison on the TV show Bones and birth.

David Olsen on how he learned to love Power Girl.
 

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