- Hey there kids, let’s start off with some good old Ghostbusters coverage:
- The Steven Universe panel at SDCC sounds like it was so fun and charming, with creator Rebecca Sugar publicly coming out as a bisexual woman, and the cast leading a sing-a-long! [Autostraddle/LA Times]
- The Mary Sue asks what it would take to decolonize space exploration in our science fiction.
- “Why Elaine Fairchild [from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood] was my first feminist role model.” [The Establishment]
- Also from the Establishment, a piece on witches, women, and the narratives that give us power.
- Thirty years after Alien first came out, Little White Lies takes a look at its enduring legacy.
- BUST tackles the history of the portrayal of women in the original Star Trek, hoping that the new show will do a better job at representation than the current films.
- Go read “your white cisgender boyfriend can’t save you from the end of the world,” a poem by Kai Cheng Thom (who, full disclosure, I know in real life). [Plenitude]
- Also from people I know IRL, journalist/artist Hera Chan chats about intersectionality in Game of Thrones on CKUT 90.3 FM’s Free City Radio.
- The New York Times published a comic by Lynda Barry, in which Heidi (from Heidi) and Carrie (from Carrie) become friends.
- Angry Asian Man is justifiably excited for the multiple men of colour populating Star Wars: Rogue One.
- True to form, Jacobin explores the capitalist implications of Pokemon Go.
- “Margaret Atwood on Donald Trump, witches, and flying cats.” I’m currently reading her book about science fiction, In Other Worlds, so I can at least confirm that flying cats are a lifelong obsession, as well as the subject of her upcoming graphic novel. [Lithub]
Image: “Who you gonna call,” Delaney Januzzi