Jacqueline Frances, aka Jacq the Stripper, is twirling around the pole. She is certainly dressed like a professional dancer in her powder blue bodysuit, enormous gold hoop earrings, and day-glo platform heels. Usually when she does this, she’s making her living in front of a club full of male patrons. Tonight, she’s…
Despite the enthusiastic response to Netflix’s Jessica Jones—the whiskey-swigging, doesn’t-give-a-bag-of-dicks Marvel heroine we so dearly needed—she has remained strangely absent from comic-book stands. Now, however, Marvel plans to correct this oversight with an upcoming series featuring Jones as the lead character.
Okay, I figured out what I want to be for Halloween.
Listen, this is just a made up situation. Nectarinism is a recessive trait. In pollination, two parent peaches can make a nectarine. Two parent nectarines always make a nectarine.
When I came back to school at 29, after spending most of my twenties as a civilian, one thing I noticed was that it’s fun to laugh there. It’s fun to laugh in a classroom setting.
First off, it is a truth universally acknowledged that the top entry in the Jenny Craig songbook is 1-800-97Jenny. Can’t touch those syllables.
Over at Esquire, Stephen Marche—who you may remember from that time he described one single Megan Fox eyebrow as “the sublime, a force of nature, the patterns of waves crisscrossing a lake, snow avalanching down the side of a mountain, an elaborately camouflaged butterfly”—did a great thing by getting a nine-year-old…
Once upon a time, you could get your tales of love in several forms—paperback romances and rom-coms, sure, but also romance comics. While they've fallen out of fashion, one woman wants to bring them back.
Despite the initial hue and cry from some quarters over Marvel's female Thor storyline, the issues themselves are selling quite well. In fact, they're outselling the last series, starring a more conventional male character.
"What is the clothes person you are most scared of becoming?" was the question. I can't remember how it came up, but my friend Daoud and I were both able to answer quickly. His description of the Asymmetric Belt Problem was so complete. It fell right out, a perfect thing. That's what made me want to find more…
You have no idea how many times I have tried to draw myself naked.
In 2008, The New Yorker published a piece called "The Itch." It was about a woman who picked through the skin on her scalp until she touched her own skull. Then she picked through her skull and touched her brain.
The toy aisle, as we've discussed many times, is so thoroughly divided by gender it's like walking onto the set of some heavy-handed Star Trek episode about the folly of prejudice. Well, one store is a little less stereotype-driven today, thanks to one little girl's very annoyed face.
Over the weekend, New York Comic Con saw the usual crowd of geeks, nerds, cosplayers, and other pop culture enthusiasts. But it also saw a huge shift in the discussion about representation in comics and other media.
Hey comics fans! This weekend at New York Comic Con, DC Comics announced a new Wonder Woman series, Wonder Woman '77 (similar to the Batman '66 title), which will be based on the Wonder Woman TV show starring Lynda Carter that aired from 1975 to 1979. You know what that means: skateboarding Wonder Woman!
The comic book industry is not particularly well-known for portraying women in a non- insanely-sexualized manner (you can't fight crime without a boob window, as we have all observed over the years). Even given that, a recent Spider-Woman cover somehow managed to slink under the world's already-low expectations with…
Alison Bechdel, the cartoonist behind Dykes to Watch Out For, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, and Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama, and, of course, the ever-relevant Bechdel Test, has been named a recipient of this year's MacArthur Fellows, also known as the "genius grant." AWESOME.
Okay folks. Marvel's superhero/unlikely heroes movie game on point. DC has taken their dark-ish reboot game to television with shows like Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, and Constantine. And while we all await the announcement of a super heroine movie, DC has just announced that their next TV adaptation of a comic book…
Welp. Here's another depressing story about a woman who tried to speak up against workplace sexist bullshit.
Since news dropped that Archie Andrews will be killed off in one of the summer issues of the "Life with Archie" series, there's been buzz about how exactly it was going to go down. Archie Comics co-CEO and publisher Jon Goldwater stated that he would die selflessly as a hero in a way that "epitomizes not only the…