I didn’t know Poe Dameron was played by Peter Lorre. I literally looked up from a remarkably charming itty bitty Luke action figure, whose face sculpt and paint were very on point, to see this, uh, interesting take on Poe.
Lady Business celebrated its fifth birthday this week! To celebrate, we’re giving away five books selected by our editors—check it out here! It’ll be open until March 22nd.
At HowlRound, James McMaster looks at how “Hamilton is Not the Revolution You Think it is.” This is the first piece of criticism I’ve seen with the show that pushes back at it, which I think is really useful, although, not having seen the show, I can’t speak to that fully.
Dr. Adrienne Keene at Native Appropriations digs into the problems of J.K. Rowling’s History of Magic in North America in great detail. I’m just… kind of flabbergasted that Rowling thought this was a good idea.
The always amazing Jess Plummer deconstructs the idea that there’s a financial cost to racebending. Spoiler alert: there’s actually a financial benefit.
Janelle Monaé has joined Hidden Figures, a film about the three African-American women who worked on NASA’s Friendship 7 mission. Monaé is amazing, and I’m so happy she’s lending her talents to this project.
That young Han Solo movie will tell us how Han and Chewie become a dynamic duo, which… like… I kind of don’t want to see? This is where all the spin-offs start losing me: when they try to explain stuff that I already love and don’t need to know more about. Shades of Patton Oswalt’s rant on George Lucas…
Lilly Wachowski recently came out as transgender—to avoid the press outing her against her will, sadly. But that does mean one of the most influential films of the twenty-first century was directed by trans women, which is great.
This is an article about Dr. Sandra Lee, a Southern Californian dermatologist who posts videos of extractions to Instagram and YouTube. It is fascinating and this is the part where I tell you I adore this woman, because nothing distracts me from anxiety and nerves more than watching her videos.
The latest installment of Autostraddle’s wonderful Hard Lacquer beauty column has detailed instructions and tips regarding moisturizer. Like, there’s a chart of what order stuff goes on your face. Use it! It is important!
Mark Hamill spoke to fans at Oxford Union about fans reading Luke as gay. Essentially, if that’s your reading, that’s your reading! Mark Hamill’s the best.
The newest trailer for Captain America: Civil War dropped on Thursday. Ooooh, emotions. io9 breaks the trailer down for you.
Daisy Ridley is being considered to play Lara Croft in the upcoming Tomb Raider film adaptation. I, personally, do not think we can improve on Angelina Jolie in the role, but Ridley doing more action? Yes please.
Katharine Trendacosta’s history of Zack Snyder defending what happens at the end of Man of Steel is fascinating, and speaks deeply to Snyder’s awkward, slightly ashamed approach towards comics and their fans.
Lindy West at The New York Times examines the claim from Trump supporters that they like him because he says what they’re afraid to say. But… what are they actually afraid to say? Nothing, it seems.
Harper Lee’s estate now forbids To Kill a Mockingbird to be published in mass market paperbacks—the edition that most schools purchase and use to teach the book. What.
The Mary Sue wants feedback on the idea of possibly (but not definitely) adopting a subscription-based format. What do you think? Let ‘em know!
Vox explains why Wingdings exists as a font.
Star Trek Beyond is going into reshoots—that will add Shohreh Aghdashloo to the cast. Aghdashloo will be playing the High Command of the Federation. Aghdashloo is amazing, but reshoots this late in the game do not bode well.