Featured Archive Post: Betsy Phillips on Iron Man the song and the superhero.
Lee Relvas‘s lovely vision of the gay utopia.
Alex Buchet on the mediocrity of the recent Asterix legacy volume (Asterix and the Picts).
Chris Gavaler on the sources of Sandman.
Adrielle Mitchell on comics and walking (for PPP.)
Kailyn Kent on wine at the Grand Budapest Hotel.
At the Atlantic I wrote about:
—the self-conscious incoherence of Divergent
—I wrote about the bracingly cynical Schwarzenegger cop drama Sabotage
At Splice Today I wrote about:
— 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
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.
Russ Smith tells alt weeklies to go out with some dignity, for pity’s sake.