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A Friday List #1

A Friday List #1

Despite feeling more tired than usual this week because ugh, it’s Daylight Saving Time again, I made it through the week alive. Here’s some proof:

  • I FINALLY saw Get Out. Yes, it’s that good. Yes, you should see it in the theater. As someone who has recently come around to horror movies, this was a perfect blend of social commentary and horror movie tropes. It’s entirely modern & classic. If you’ve seen it, I recommend getting some deeper podcast perspective: No, Totally and Black Girl Nerds.
  • Speaking of diverse voices in film: Rebecca Theodore on Diversity & Inclusion in Film Criticism.
  • I’m reading Papergirls & I love it. It’s written by Brian K. Vaughan who also writes my favorite graphic novel, Saga, plus it’s basically the answer to, “What if ANY of the many stories I grew up with as a kid in the ’80s about an unexpected group of children saving the day were about girls?”

Have a good weekend!

You Should be Reading Saga

You Should be Reading Saga

Once upon a time, each of us was somebody’s kid.
Everyone had a father, even if he never provided anything more than his seed.
Everyone had a mother, even if she had to leave us on a stranger’s doorstep.
No matter how we’re eventually raised, all of our stories begin the exact same way.
They all end the same, too.

Saga, Vol. 1 by Brian K. Vaughan.

Saga is the honest, sometimes jarring, sometimes funny, always beautiful (Fiona Staples’ art is amazing) story of how loss and fear is what unites us all, and what tears us apart. In the midst of so much widespread tragedy in the real world, it’s heartbreakingly relevant.

Violence is stupid. Even as a last resort, it only ever begets more of the same.

Photo Credit: Women Write About Comics / Saga #12, Image Comics, 2013