Webcrawl Wednesday, back from the wastlands edition

Hello, everyone! Long time no blog. Hopefully that’s going to change now. For the moment, have a few links.

 

With all the brouhaha at DC recently, it’s easy to forget that sometimes, comics can be sublime, beautiful, the perfect expression of what it means to be a hero. Like these gorgeous, minimalist posters by Adam Thompson that combine images of heroes with the inspirational, sometimes profound things they’ve said.

 

Love these pulp redesigns of the covers of classic novels. Pride and Prejudice is probably my favourite.

 

We don’t hear near enough stories like this one. Via Aunty Beeb, the Muslims who saved Jews from the Holocaust.

 

It’s a little late, but I really like this article on the feminist case for Fashion Week.

 

One more reason to hate Twilight: Proof that Kristen Stewart is actually a talented actress who got stuck playing a vapid wet noodle

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Webcrawl Wednesdays: DC are idiots edition

So I was so wrapped up in my irritation with the knuckleheads over at DC comics that I nearly forgot to post this. Not that I’ve remembered the past three weeks. Er, oops? /blush/

Anyway, here we go!

From gaming site The Border House, a very interesting article on how the current depiction of matriarchies in scifi/fantasy actually reinforces pre-existing patriarchal, sexist stereotypes.

In honour of my recent trip to the US, a look at some very cool Disney-inspired eye makeup. (via CollegeFashion)

This is /almost/ enough to make me wish I had stayed with journalism. Almost. Nearly 100 fantastic pieces of journalism, courtesy the Atlantic. (via longreads)

From the DC, You Utter Idiots file… I can’t believe they passed up Dean Trippe’s pitch for Lois Lane: Girl Reporter. Sounds like just the thing to get a whole new generation of girls into comics. I know I’d pick it up in a heartbeat.

And now, to make myself feel better, two utterly frivoulous links: 

15 Stunningly Dumb Warning Labels, via Forbes. After reading this, I’m surprised we as a race have managed to make it this long without collectively Darwinizing ourselves.

15 Ways to Organise Your Cats, by people who have evidently never heard of the phrase ‘like herding cats…’

 

movie review: thor

 

 

Went to see Thor yesterday, by sheer chance. Swati and I were at DLF Vasant Kunj, and I idly mentioned that it sucked that we weren’t going to be able to see Thor together, since as far as I knew, it was opening sometime next week. Ten seconds later, we passed the DT Star ticket booth, and what did I see but a Now Playing sign for Thor? Needless to say, tickets were bought on the spot. 😀

Spoiler-filled review under the jump.

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