One TV Poster that Dropped on 2021 San Diego ComicCon@Home (and three tv trailers that did not!)

I suppose it’s not that surprising to admit I was a little disappointed by San Diego’s ComicCon@Home! My particular disappointment, aside from the obvious, stems from the fact that none of my favorite TV shows convened on virtual panels. *sniff* And in terms of any news, only one showed up at all! So that’s why … More One TV Poster that Dropped on 2021 San Diego ComicCon@Home (and three tv trailers that did not!)

Looking Back to “The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 4 & Forward to “Dune” Adaptation 3!

WARNING: Spoilers Ahead! I’ve been putting off and putting off any sort of review of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” season four.  Now, it’s been over a month since I’ve watched any of it, so things are fuzzy. Yet recently, I got wind of the fact that “The Handmaid’s Tale” is Hot Stuff again in the world … More Looking Back to “The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 4 & Forward to “Dune” Adaptation 3!

Jewish Erasure and Podcasts About Israeli and Palestinian Literature

As a bibliophile, I’ve been following LitHub for years.  Among other things, they release daily round ups of literary news, which often include shout outs or coverage of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.  Without fail, they provide often legitimate criticism of Israel, as well as a general spotlight on the Palestinians, but absolutely no, to my recollection, … More Jewish Erasure and Podcasts About Israeli and Palestinian Literature

“Shadow and Bone” Adaptation as Literary Course Correction, plus a Bookish Call Out/Cancel Culture Caveat

When the Shadow and Bone trailer came out a few months back, I knew the title.  Leigh Bardugo, the author, is a familiar name.  As a member of the “BookTube Community,” aka YouTube for literary content creators, Bardugo and her books come up regularly in videos that center around popular YA fantasy.  But I couldn’t … More “Shadow and Bone” Adaptation as Literary Course Correction, plus a Bookish Call Out/Cancel Culture Caveat

What Makes Season 5 of “The Expanse” Different from the Rest of “The Expanse”?

Well, first of all, on this blog, I’m still talking about season 5, even though the last episode aired over a month ago! 😛 So there’s that! To backtrack, I’ll bring up an entirely personal anecdote. I have tried several times to get my dad interested in watching The Expanse. I tried with season 1, … More What Makes Season 5 of “The Expanse” Different from the Rest of “The Expanse”?

What do the Character Endings for “The Expanse” Season 5 Tell us about People?

In case it’s not obvious…warning for spoilers! 😛 The penultimate episode this year, “Winnipesaukee,” left most Expanse characters in a very precarious position. How could Naomi (Dominique Tipper) ensure that the Razorback not get too close to the Chetzemoka AND save her own life? How would Holden (Steven Strait) and the new crew survive Marco’s … More What do the Character Endings for “The Expanse” Season 5 Tell us about People?

The Expanse: Naomi Nagata and Gendered Victimhood

Midpoint Check In for “The Expanse” Season 5; Warning for Spoilers! In May of 2015, the Mary Sue, a feminist, ladies-run fandom blog, announced that they would no longer be covering Game of Thrones, then in its fifth season. Their reasoning? A plotline involving the rape of a major character, Sansa Stark. They wrote: In … More The Expanse: Naomi Nagata and Gendered Victimhood