A relaxing week, for once in my life; I’m so caught up on my sleep that I don’t recognize myself without dark circles under my eyes. But I did go to SNL: The Exhibition yesterday (because I failed to score New York Comic-Con tickets for this year), and had some feelings about it. Said feelings will certainly be matched by the Symphony of the Goddesses. No bets on when I’ll start crying during that—it’ll be immediately.
Renay’s latest Strange Horizons column hits home for me—it’s all about how fanfiction offers more varied queer stories than the ones most people can access via the mainstream media.
Suffragette should be a movie to be excited about, but the tone of its marketing is tonedeaf white feminism at best. “I’d rather be a rebel than a slave,” anyone?
Haim is interested in bringing back Lilith Fair. YES PLEASE.
Red Sonja has had a redesign, replacing the chainmail bikini. I’m linking to this because it quotes the creators thinking about Sonja’s silhouette and what they could do to improve the costume while maintaining her visual identity. Very important stuff!
John Oliver on mental health, especially in the wake of mass shootings, is dead on.
I’m really fascinated by David J. Schwartz’s article conceptualizing the ways we ask men to perform their masculinity in our society as analogous to an anxiety disorder. There are a lot of great thoughts here.
Memory and Jenny cowrite a column now for Shiny New Books! Check out the first installment.
POUND THE ALARM: Gugu Mbatha-Raw appears to be pretty locked down for Star Wars: Episode VIII. YES! YESSSSS!
Ron Perlman has joined Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them as a goblin of some kind. Interesting. The tallest goblin ever, I presume…
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies looks great.
Jam of the Week: Superhumanoids’ “Norwegian Black Metal.”
Added: Beyond: The Queer Sci-fi and Fantasy Comic Anthology by Sfé Monster (via Autostraddle), Asking For It by Louise O’Neill
Added: Reversion (via The Mary Sue)