Posts Tagged ‘joss whedon’

Faux Reals: On the Deconstruction, Mainstreaming, and Redeconstruction of Superheroes

“If you don’t recognize that criminals aren’t the enemy, the system is, you may as well get out now,” we’re told at the top of Gwydion Suilebhan’s Reals. A moment later, we’re chastened, “Superhero movies are bad for you.”
The pronouncement is part of an odd direct-address prologue—intoned by a masked woman in black lace and purple [...]

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.
1. Joss Whedon: The Complete Companion: The TV Series, the Movies, the Comic Books and More: The Essential Guide to the Whedonverse, by PopMatters.
Joss Whedon went to my college. So did Jem Cohen and, uh, MGMT and, uh—did I mention Joss Whedon?
2. A [...]

Meet a Local Comic Book Writer: A Chat with Joe Carabeo

Joe Carabeo writes the Curls Studio comic books Kid Roxy, Black Magic Tales, and The Legettes with Carolyn Belefski. The two have recently been at a bunch of local cons, including SPX and Baltimore, and will be at the fifth DC Counter Culture Festival on Oct. 24 from noon to 8 p.m. at RFD, 810 [...]

Arts Roundup: ‘Words Of Wisdom From Nomi Malone and Jessie Spano’ Edition

Morning, readers.
*Elizabeth Berkley plans to write a self-help book to help boost young girls' self-esteem. Presumably it'll skip the whole section about doing a movie where you snort coke, have sex in a pool, and push the lead showgirl down the stairs so you can take her place in a topless Vegas extravaganza. Though hopefully [...]

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