Rogue: S1 E2 — “Cathy’s Song”

Cathy continues to Lady Macbeth it up, goading Alec to kill his cat’s paws who firebombed the Chinese restaurant. They might’ve accidentally incited a gang war with the Lee Brothers, who are the biggest and strongest of the Chinese gangs. Meanwhile, Jackie continues pushing Bald Cop to get his life, and crashes the apartment he’s […]

Rogue: S1, E1/E2: “Aquarium/Fireball”

Rogue features that time-honored premise. 1. A good cop-turned-cynic who plays by his own rules accidentally brings his work home. 2. Dead daughter. 3. VENGEANCE!!!! 4. Mayhem, boundary-blurring between good and bad guys, cop earns reluctant admiration of by-the-rules superiors, etc etc. Normally, this formula is deeply tied up into narratives masculinity and statehood. The […]

What I’m NOT Reading: Tag (The Zumar Chronicles)

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I really enjoy a good technothriller. They’re rare — it’s a genre that rewards “boys will be boys” cliches, clunky writing replete with poorly handled info-dumps, and really underdeveloped characters. Tag… is not a great entry into the genre. Here’s the description from Amazon: On 15 March 2110, 6.3 billion people will die at the […]

Links of Great Interest: More on Firefly

Hooray! No more OSC Superman project! The sequester will hurt women. Confused about what the sequester IS? HuffPo has your back. More on the Oscars. Jo Walton’s Farthing is getting re-released. This is YOUR CHANCE to get in on some sweet (compelling, well-written) alt-history WWII action. Reality check on transvag ultrasounds. Really great post on Firefly: Shouldn’t […]

Links of Great Interest:

Wanna take a FREE class on gender in comics? Trader Joe’s exec wants to sell expired food. Really bewildered by Hemmens’ review. The only books I’ve read where there’s been a “moonlight glistening on the buttocks” moment were written by men. Like, there’s definitely a moment near the end of Lisey’s Story where she’s just, you […]