Monday, June 26, 2017

Essays , Commentary, and Insights

Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers for the movie The Love Witch. Read at your own peril. Witches have been part of literature from the very beginning. Female connection to supernatural powers can be drawn directly from Medea all the way to modern stories such as The Witch and Charmed. ...

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from the author’s master’s thesis. It has been edited for style and length. To read the full work, go here. At the beginning of “The Thing on the Doorstep,” Daniel Upton, the story’s narrator, has murdered his friend Edward Derby. Years before, Derby ...

“[Lord Fanny] made a huge impression on stupid, mopey me,” Tara Marie states in “The Search for Trans Role Models in Comics” written for The Harlot. Her essay is a wonderful, yet critical examination of trans women in comics. It’s also an illuminating trip into the nostalgic rememberings of a ...

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    Source: Texts from SuperheroesPublished on Saturday, June 24th, 2017
  • 13 BRILLIANT PAGES From SIMONSON’s RETURN OF BETA RAY BILL Artist’s Edition
    EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Yeah, this one’s nothing short of extraordinary. IDW is publishing Walter Simonson’s The Mighty Thor: The Return of Beta Ray Bill Artist’s Edition on 6/28 — and it’s easily one of the best of these editions we’ve seen yet. The 160-page hardcover, produced with Marvel’s blessing, includes six (!) complete issues of The Mighty Thor (#349-354) — and Simonson’s all-splash #380. Plus, all sorts of extras, including sketches and whatnot, all ... Read more...
    Source: 13th DimensionPublished on Saturday, June 24th, 2017By Dan Greenfield
  • EXCLUSIVE Preview: THE DEFENDERS #2
    Marvel’s newest fantastic foursome gears up again 6/28 — from Bendis, Marquez and Ponsor… David Marquez and Justin Ponsor main cover Simone Bianchi variant Kalman Andrasofszky variant, a Stan Lee Box exclusive ... Read more...
    Source: 13th DimensionPublished on Friday, June 23rd, 2017By Dan Greenfield
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  • Biocontainment: Genetic tweak could prevent accidental release of GMO bacteria from labs
    Source: Genetic Literacy Project – BiotechnologyPublished on Thursday, June 15th, 2017By Steven Park
  • As We Age, Friends Can Trump Family Ties
    The importance of family relationships to happiness is pretty much viewed as a given. Blood relationships come with a closeness not found elsewhere in social relationships. Geneticists and sociologists tell us through science why this is the case. Friends, though, ride on the periphery: acknowledged as important anecdotally, but seldom the subject of rigorous introspection and scientific study. This is strange given that many families are geographically distant, as people make interstate ... Read more...
    Source: Discovery – Medicine – GeneticsPublished on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
  • A Rare Genetic Mutation Reveals Secrets of the Common Cold
    A rare mutation that nearly killed a young girl has revealed insights into the common cold. Researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases conducted a genetic analysis of a child who had been laid low by repeated bouts of rhinovirus (the virus that causes colds) and influenza infections severe enough to place her on life support. By combing through her genome, they found a single mutation that they say obstructed her body's natural disease-fighting pathway. ... Read more...
    Source: Discovery – Medicine – GeneticsPublished on Monday, June 12th, 2017
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