Featured Archive Post: Betsy Phillips on Iron Man the song and the superhero.

Lee Relvas‘s lovely vision of the gay utopia.

We all chatted about the most overrated television show (and possibly most underrated if such things exist.

Alex Buchet on the mediocrity of the recent Asterix legacy volume (Asterix and the Picts).

Chris Gavaler on the sources of Sandman.

I ask if this post needs a trigger warning.

Adrielle Mitchell on comics and walking (for PPP.)

Kailyn Kent on wine at the Grand Budapest Hotel.
Utilitarians Everywhere

At the Atlantic I wrote about:

—the self-conscious incoherence of Divergent

the 4 ways sci-fi handles race

Johnny Cash as trend chaser

—I wrote about the bracingly cynical Schwarzenegger cop drama Sabotage

At Splice Today I wrote about:

— how Ginsburg and Breyer should retire

— student debt as nightmare dystopia in the comic The Default Trigger

And I worked on this study guide for Orson Scott Card’s Speaker for the Dead
Other Links

Julianne Ross asks why all action heroines are petite.

Hoping I get to see Dear White People at some point.

The debut issue of the journal Porn Studies is online.

Erin Gloria Ryan on CancelColbert; Brittney Cooper on the same.

Russ Smith tells alt weeklies to go out with some dignity, for pity’s sake.


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