Featured Archive Post: Betsy Phillips on the appeal and repulsion of blackface, for both blacks and whites.

Voices from the Archive: Caroline Small on the failures of comics symbolism.

Me on why books don’t make you spiritual.

Ng Suat Tong on Li Kunwu and Philippe Ôtié’s A Chinese Life, and choosing stability over freedom.

Chris Gavaler on the Leftovers and an apocalypse without answers.

Kate Polak on J.P. Stassen’s Deogratias, Rwanda, and unethical empathy.

Roy T. Cook asks whether some panel layouts are superior to others (part of the PPP roundtable on Groensteen and page layout.)

Alex Buchet on the dangers of translation and the importance of accountability.
Utilitarians Everywhere

At Pacific Standard I explain why, in addition to more strong female characters, we need fewer strong male characters.
Other Links

Jennifer Williams at Ms. on why Ferguson is a feminist issue.

David Masciotra on the latter-period Elvis.

Nicholas Jackson on why Pacific Standard doesn’t have comments.


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