Read Against Trump: Protest with your Feet, Protest with the Books You Read

I couldn’t sleep on Saturday night. I stayed up until almost two o’clock in the morning, scouring the internet for books written by writers from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya and Yemen. These are the seven countries from which Trump has banned immigrants from entering (or re-entering) the country. The Muslim immigration ban is … Continue reading Read Against Trump: Protest with your Feet, Protest with the Books You Read

Comics Gobble: Gentle Boys, Hardcore Lady Types, and Shapeshifting Superheroes/Villains

Welcome to Comics Gobble! Staring today, you can look forward to Comics Gobble every Friday. It’ll be a weekly roundup of my favorite comics from the past week, accompanied by my observations and thinkings about those specific comics and reading comics generally. I’m new to comics and I have fallen for them hard, fast, and … Continue reading Comics Gobble: Gentle Boys, Hardcore Lady Types, and Shapeshifting Superheroes/Villains

Just A Bite: O Human Star by Blue Delliquanti

Ever since finishing the five currently available volumes of Saga, I have been devouring comics at an alarming rate--close to one comic book a day! My excitement over this incredible new world of books knows no bounds. I'm going to start a new weekly feature on the blog, "Comics Gobble"--a roundup of the best comics … Continue reading Just A Bite: O Human Star by Blue Delliquanti

Read Against Trump, Day 4: For When You’ve Had Enough of This Planet (and/or the Laws of Physics)

Science fiction and fantasy stories have so much to teach us about how to live in our own world. They speak to problems that we face every day. They are about families and lovers and friendships—small, intimate, human things. They are also often about about war and disaster and injustice—big, terrifying, human things. But the … Continue reading Read Against Trump, Day 4: For When You’ve Had Enough of This Planet (and/or the Laws of Physics)