The Week in Review: October 11th, 2015

SNL: The Exhibition: Stefon Costume

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.

Links

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?

Peeple, the Yelp for people that was a horrible idea, appears to have vanished off of the Internet… due to death threats. Yikes.

The Mary Sue’s Camilla Zhang interviews Charlie Chu, Robin Herrera, and Harvey Richards about being an editor of color in comics.

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.

Stephanie Meyer just dropped Life and Death, a genderswapped version of Twilight, on everybody for the novel’s tenth anniversary. Whoa. Cleolinda Jones is liveblogging it, if you are so inclined.

The voice actress for Disney’s Moana has been cast!

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.

Marvel has announced that Ant-Man’s sequel will be Ant-Man and the Wasp—while also bumping Captain Marvel back another year. Hmm.

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…

This interview with Ava DuVernay about Hollywood and race is amazing.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies looks great.

Jam of the Week: Superhumanoids’ “Norwegian Black Metal.”

Acquisitions

Books
Purchased: None
Added: Beyond: The Queer Sci-fi and Fantasy Comic Anthology by Sfé Monster (via Autostraddle), Asking For It by Louise O’Neill

Films
Purchased: None
Added: Reversion (via The Mary Sue)

2 thoughts on “The Week in Review: October 11th, 2015

  1. GUGU MBATHU RAW FOREVER. I am so so so excited that she’s coming back to mainstream attention. Glorious. She deserves all the awesome parts always, and I hope her movie gives her everything great to do.

    You are so sweet to call out Memory’s and my new column! We had fun doing it!

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