I’ll be in Seattle for Jet City comic-con today; if you’re attending, please come and say hi. I’ll be the person sitting under the big Hereville sign.
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- Participants Recall the Stanford Prison Experiment
- The Big Sexy Problem with Superheroines and Their ‘Liberated Sexuality’ – ComicsAlliance The new DC isn’t so great so far.
- Explaining decompression in comics. Probably shouldn’t bother clicking on it unless you’re a comics theory nerd.
- Danny is working on a Gender Symmetry Checklist. I think it’s a good idea, although I think I would do it a different way than Danny would.
- More Than Half of ‘Armed’ Suspects Shot by LA Sheriff Were Not Armed – COLORLINES
- The Marine Times cover celebrating the end of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is, in a word, awesome.
- An interesting article about a more nuanced way of measuring fat people’s health risks. But they could have gone a lot further — for instance, what differences would emerge (or, I suspect, fail to emerge) if the scale were also applied to non-fat people?
- Dresden Codak cartoon: Caveman Science Fiction
- Opinion: How to put America back to work – Joseph E. Stiglitz
- Your Brain on Politics: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Liberals and Conservatives | The Intersection | Discover Magazine
- The multimillionaires who cry wolf. Industry always says that environmental legislation will bring about economic Armageddon — yet the economy hasn’t collapsed every time the EPA issues a regulation.
- Charlie Stross suggests a different Zombie story.
- What happens when a disabled person politely asks for accommodation?
- Naomi Campbell’s new house looks like an eye. No, really.
- Andrej Pejic, “The Prettiest Boy in the World,” Models Through It
- Trout-a-verse: Taboos of Body Fat in Comics.
- More on drug testing welfare recipients in Florida: “The as-yet uncalculated cost of staff hours and other resources that DCF has had to spend on implementing the program may wipe out most or all of the apparent savings.”
- Timothy Callahan’s two-part consideration of Dave Sim’s Cerebus was excellent. I especially like the idea of Dave Sim as being from a sort of alternative comics history in which Eisner, rather than Kirby, was the predominate influence on US comics. Part one, and part two.