Our Octavia Butler roundtable continued:
I asked folks to tell me their most and least favorite Butler novels.
I wrote about Octavia Butler as romance novelist, and Laura Kinsale as sci-fi author.
Vom Marlowe reviewed Butler’s Wild Seed.
And then the roundtable took a sort of pause as people didn’t quite have their pieces in…but it will resume next week!
In the meantime,
Adrian Bonenberger examined the movie-making talents of radical Islamic insurgent group ISIS.
Chris Gavaler wrote about the first comic book and the comics artists of Lascaux.
And I provided an index of all my writing on Orange Is the New Black, plus some responses to critics.
At the Atlantic I wrote about Orange Is the New Black, gender stereotypes, and male representation. This turned into a viral hate read this week, if you missed it.
At Salon I did a list of great double entendre songs.
At Splice Today I wrote about
— the great Al Green song I Can’t Get Next to You; better than Robin Thicke!
—Obama, generic democrat, with maybe slightly less hawk.
At Bitch I wrote about Ariel Schrag’s lovely new novel Adam, about a cis man passing as a trans man.
Steven Heller on the long-running comics anthology World War 3.
Mary McCarthy on the perils of sex in a hot tub.
Jill Filipovic has a nice piece on the Hobby Lobby decision.