- File this under necessary reading: Writer John Metta on racism, white fragility, and why he doesn’t talk about race with white people. It’s amazing. [Those People]
- “At Comic Con, it feels like the year of the woman.” [The New York Times]
- And in case you were jonesing for a list of exactly 23 great moments from Comic Con, Buzzfeed’s got your back.
- And io9 has a round roundup of the Con’s biggest winners and losers.
- Queerness in Star Trek is clearly of interest to me, and the Mary Sue has a brilliant rundown of Kirk and Spock, their not so subtextual romance, and the importance of Trek‘s long-lasting queer legacy.
- “Diana, Roman goddess of the hunt, you’re never going to find a boyfriend this way.” Wait hold up, you mean surrounding yourself with naked huntresses and turning men into bears isn’t how you snag a husband? [The Toast]
- Also from the Toast, the new instalment of their “If [famous person] was your girl/boyfriend.” This time: Ms. Pac-Man!
- Did you catch the lovely #animatedblackgirls storm on Twitter, in which people talk about the characters who inspired them? I recommend it.
- Nimona and Lumberjanes creator Noelle Stevenson gets interviewed by Vanity Fair!