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Weekend Reading List: Atwood, Buffy, Carrie, Disney

Hey kids, it’s been a while! Lots to catch up on:

 

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Weekend Reading List: Mischievous teachers and anti-Trump magic

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Image from “2050” by Yannis Davy.

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Weekend Reading List: Poltergeists, Pokemon, Power

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Image: “Who you gonna call,” Delaney Januzzi

 

 

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Weekend Reading List: Sequels and Sorceresses

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Weekend Reading List: comics, climate, and calling out abuse

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Image from Demon Street, by Aliza Layne

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Weekend Reading List: Jessica Jones, Jessica Rabbit, and some other stuff

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Hey kids, it’s been a while so there’s lots of good reading here for you:

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Weekend Reading List: psychology and the shieldmaidens of Odin

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Top image: “Witches Going to Their Sabbath (or The Departure of the Witches),” Luis Ricardo Falero.

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Weekend Reading List: Frank N. Furter lipstick and libraries of the future

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  • In the wake of #GamerGate, dozens (hundreds?) of people involved in the gaming industry have signed an open letter to the gaming community, embracing diversity and asking for members to put a stop to discrimination when they see it. [Medium]
  • MAC is launching a Rocky Horror-themed makeup collection, if that’s the sort of thing you’re into. (It is absolutely the sort of thing I’m into.) [Bustle]
  • Jezebel visited BronyCon, and discussed a few interesting things other conventions might want to pay attention to, particularly the diversity of attendees and dealing with their different comfort levels.
  • A woman allegedly got fired from her comic store job for complaining about a storage room called the “rape room.” I can’t even with this bullshit. Stop. [Bleeding Cool]
  •  Jenny Trout, also known as paranormal romance writer Jennifer Armintrout, recapped the first one and a half seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on her blog, paying particular attention to some reoccurring problems, including “Xander is a textbook Nice Guy” and “Sex is the real villain of the Buffy The Vampire Slayer universe.” She brings all the wit I remember from her epic takedown of 50 Shades of Grey.
  • The Mary Sue has an intense piece on why it can sometimes take until adulthood to fully embrace nerdy interests (hint: it is sexism). It’s a topic I will definitely be revisiting myself, and it’s worth a look.
  • Researchers at Ohio State University used Second Life to see if less racial diversity in MMOs correlates to players choosing whiter-looking avatars for themselves. Unsurprisingly, it does. [The Mary Sue]
  • Margaret Atwood’s just been named the first contributor to the Future Library project, so we won’t be able to read what she’s working on until our consciousnesses have been uploaded into mechanical bodies, living on forever. [The Guardian]
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Weekend Reading List: Dystopian trilogies and my undying love of Torchwood

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  • Rebecca Solnit writes about the epidemic levels of rape and violence against women in the Nation, and it is wonderfully candid and beautifully written. She manages both to take a global look at the problem, and to examine the individual and very personal consequences. Definitely something everyone should be exposed to.
  • Becca and Neil, the vloggers behind Geek and Sundry’s Geeking Out, recently talked about queer representations in comics and tv. Their discussions are, as always, very engaging, and both videos are worth watching (even if they didn’t mention Torchwood). (Torchwood forever.)
  • Racialicious did a roundup (originally published over at Persephone Magazine) of 45 women of colour in science fiction/fantasy movies, and now I have a bunch more movies to watch.
  • Janelle Monáe (whom I will always think of as the android Cindy Mayweather) has some thoughtful things to say about sexism in the music industry. [Upworthy]
  • Margaret Atwood discusses MaddAddam, the third instalment of her dystopian trilogy (which began with Oryx and Crake in 2003) and makes me even more anxious for it to come out. [Toronto Star]

Top image: “Jimmy went in to see the Pigoons” by Jason Courtney

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