- Tumblr offers up an interesting analysis of immigration, diaspora, and immigrant identity, as seen through Avatar: The Last Airbender. It’s definitely a point of view I had never considered, and well worth the read. [Irresistible Revolution]
- Rhizome has a great series on the queer history of computing, using Alan Turing and his contributions to the field as a launching off point.
- In today’s episode of “oh my god what is wrong with people,” a League of Legends gamer released nude pictures of his girlfriend to punish her for playing a character he didn’t like. The Frisky has more details, along with a video in which he tries to defend his actions. It’s an incredibly depressing reminder of what happens when a thoroughly maladjusted person lives in a world that constantly disrespects women’s bodily autonomy.
- I needed something light-hearted after dealing with that, so here’s a story about window washers who dressed up as superheroes when cleaning the Alabama Children’s hospital. [Post and Courier]
- And a newborn sloth that just got named Xena. Because it is in San Diego and of course that is its name. [CNN]
- Chaka Cumberbatch is demanding better representation for black girl nerds on XOJane, and oh it’s so good.
- Buzzfeed asks the important questions: Why is Hocus Pocus the best and most important part of Halloween?
- Time Out New York has a She Hulk cover and how great is it? [The Mary Sue]
- Classic paintings have been recreated with superheroes, and they are lovely. [Laughing Squid]
Top image: The Four Seasons by swade-art.tumblr.com