The first real evidence I’ve seen that we’re actually getting an Alamo Drafthouse Cinema—an outdoor screening of Labyrinth! Hearing the Drafthouse intro in Brooklyn was delightful.
At The New Yorker, Kathryn Schulz looks at the story of Zarif Khan, an early Muslim immigrant to Wyoming whose legacy complicates reductive notions of “real” Americans.
Rebecca Traister profiles Hillary Clinton for New York Magazine. Traister really digs into gendered notions of charisma and power here; very worth your time.
This piece on voice acting and video games is really fascinating, if a little Fandom 101 for my tastes. But it does tackle the economics of reimbursement in a really fascinating way.
So David Faraci called fandom broken this week. Gavia Baker-Whitelaw has a fantastic breakdown of why that is total nonsense.
Bullet journaling can seem both very approachable and very daunting, so here’s a fun guide to how to get started. My pro-tip? Do what makes sense for you. I have zero time, so I don’t even have a bullet journal—I have a day book where I keep track of disposable stats like how much water I drank in a day and take notes that I index.
The AV Club’s Run the Series column tackles the X-Men Cinematic Universe. It’s a great overview, especially if you don’t give a damn about the Wolverine movies, and also reminded me of that bit in X-3 where the audience is left to conclude that Jean ate Scott.
Brie Larson is apparently in talks to play Captain Marvel. I would accept this.
The Sims 4 recently updated the game to include custom gender settings to allow players to create Sims of any gender expression and gender. I also really appreciate that the settings also include queries about whether the Sim will be able to get pregnant, get other Sims pregnant, or not do either.
Added: Lost Stars by Claudia Grey (via The Mary Sue)