Episode 80: Who You Gonna Call?

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  • This Week in Comics
    Horizon #1, Batgirl and the Birds of Prey: Rebirth, InSexts #6, Giant Days #16, Hellcat #8, Black Widow #5, A-Force #7, Silk #10, Ant-Man #10, Comic-Con | Lots of meaty stuff in comics this week, including Giant Days' break-up feels; A-Force's A+ jokes; and characters turning to the Light Side in Silk and Ant-Man. Plus, a new Birds of Prey gives us an excuse to share this clip from Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Enjoy. Some good (and long overdue) news outta Comic-Con: Roxane Gay is the first black woman to write for Marvel and Kate Beaton is the first woman to win the Eisner for Best Humor Publication without a male co-creator. And finally, here are our must-see Comic-Con trailers: Justice League, Marvel's Luke Cage, and Wonder Woman.
  • We Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts
    In our main segment this week, we talk about...well, what everyone's talking about: Paul Feig's Ghostbusters. We sort the Ghostbusters into Hogwarts houses; re-evaluate our Chris rankings; debate the merits of various acting choices; and laugh at the absurdity of New York real estate. Oh, and here's an interview with Rick Moranis, the only living member from the original Ghostbusters' main cast not to make a cameo in the film.
  • This Week in Ladies Recommends
    A:
    "Hurtin' On the Bottle" by Margo Price
    B: NPR's Code Switch podcast

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This Week in Links 80

Since we record a new show every two weeks, on off weeks we do a link roundup of things we've read and want to share.

  • The URL for this is "just some damn good cat tattoos." Like you do.
  • Kara Brown on police shootings of black peopleWe ache and we yell and we hope that, eventually, the obvious weight of all this pain will be enough to move something to change. But at times hoping in public feels even more precarious. We cannot appeal to a national conscience when, as Stokely Carmichael reminded us, there is none.
  • Keiynan Lonsdale is going to be Kid Flash, and look how adorable he is.
  • NASA calling their Jupiter probe "Juno" is a really good joke.
  • Gymnastics Hair: A Retrospective. This is deeply, deeply in our wheelhouse.
  • Rembert Browne on Lin-Manuel Miranda's last night in HamiltonWhich made it comically difficult for Aaron Paul to get where he needed to go.
  • Just over here making grabby hands at this Rogue One trailer.
  • Here's a useful chart to help you talk like a sailor. Don't be such a jaw-me-down.
  • Check out the world's oldest library.
  • Atlas Obscura has a neat article on the history of "girl mayors"She had extensive training in chemistry, and reportedly took all the alcohol she seized in raids back to her own laboratories for analysis. However, the media remained obsessed with one central question—how could someone so young, so beautiful, so female, govern a town?
  • OK, this literally made me laugh out loud, and now my coworker and I make the face from the fifth panel to each other when we tell horrible jokes.

Episode 79: Limousine Liberal

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  • Allison was on the Texas Observer podcast The Texas Miracle this week! She recommended Texan children's books.
  • This Week in Comics
    Jem and the Holograms #16, Paper Girls #7, Aquaman #1, Gwenpool Holiday Special, Poe Dameron #4, Silk #9, Amazing Spider-Man and Silk #4, All-New, All-Different Avengers #11, Mockingbird #4, Black Panther #3, Captain Marvel #6, Bounty #1, and Kim & Kim #1 | Public service announcement: Yes, the Gwenpool Holiday Special is from seven months ago, but it's got a Charles Soule She-Hulk story, so track it down if you can. This week's comics were a real circle of life, y'all. Story arcs wrap up in Jem (which is getting a new artist and a new band in the next arc) and Amazing Spider-Man and Silk and kick off in Aquaman, Captain Marvel, Bounty, and Kim & Kim. We're gonna pass on picking up Aquaman, but Captain Marvel's at least off to a promising start with new writers at the helm. We'll see how long that lasts when the Civil War starts in earnest. Our two debuts this week, Bounty and Kim & Kim both feature lady bounty hunters in space. Hello, Becca-nip. Bounty is the book Kurtis Wiebe is writing instead of Rat Queens and, meh. Just reread Rat Queens. Kim & Kim shows real promise though, and we'll be sticking with it for a while. Check it out!
  • Live from the Live Music Capital of the World
    This week, we're all about live music. Austin is the "Live Music Capital of the World," after all. We talk about the best and worst shows we've seen; our concert bucket lists; who we've seen more than once; and what makes a concert great for us. Here's a music video by McBride & the Ride, the first band B ever saw in concert. Oh, mullets. And here's a Jezebel essay on an experience we'd both like to have some day. (Warning: you may laugh until it hurts)
  • This Week in Ladies Recommends
    A:
    The Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling)
    B: The original Broadway Schuyler Sisters, one last time.

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This Week in Links 79

Since we record a new show every two weeks, on off weeks we do a link roundup of things we've read and want to share.

  • John Cena did an ad for America and it is hands fucking down the greatest thing you'll see this week. Happy birthday, America.
  • This is a charming story on the origin of the phrase "dumpster fire," and indeed on the concept of the Dumpster at all, and I'm very grateful for it leading me to the Wikipedia entry on inherently funny wordsIn British English, for example, one is more likely to hear the term "skip" to denote a large garbage receptacle, but does "skip fire" grab one as an equally startling and appealing barb to deploy on Twitter? What about "Donald Trump's presidential campaign has been a complete wheelie bin fire"? Not so much. 
  • Whoever wrote the headline "An earl in the streets and a wild man in the sheets" for this Bitch article about Tarzan and female gaze deserves a BIG raise.
  • This article/video about tagging great white sharks with cameras so we can figure out why they all congregate in the middle of the Pacific every year is pretty fun. Props to the scientist who called it shark Burning Man.
  • As always, the Rock is an extremely fun person. (What was the budget for this?)
  • Justin Trudeau referred to his friendship with Obama as "dudeplomacy." Be still my heart.
  • We lost Pat Summitt this week. (Shoutout to friend of the show Aggie for teaching me about her and her baller ways.) Holly Anderson wrote a beautiful tribute to her: We who remember her are left only to assume that she has departed this life secure in the knowledge that if we haven't picked up on what she tried to teach us by this point, we're not about to start. And she didn't go through all that for us to up and decide we're worse off now.
  • Beyonce and Kendrick Lamar. 
  • This woman Irish dancing to "Guns and Ships" from Hamilton is amaaaazing. Also, she's wearing old timey clothes in a charming cabin, so this is Irish as all get out, to my very American eyes.
  • This Toast piece -- "Things Lucy Maud Montgomery Lied To Me About" -- well, I seriously know those feels: That life would involve many, many, many more sunset vistas and clouds soaring over hills and many fewer hours spent sitting in rush-hour traffic and many fewer days spent living in apartment buildings with views of dumpsters. 
  • The Toast has ended. *crying emoji* The Washington Post and NPR both have very beautiful tributes to a weird, funny, specific website that made you feel a little less alone with your eccentricities.
  • E.B. White on the meaning of democracy.

Episode 78: Et Tu, Guy in a Bear Suit?

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Here's what we've got on tap for you this week:

  • This Week in Comics
    Patsy Walker A.K.A. Hellcat!, Astonishing Ant-Man #9, All-New, All-Different Avengers #10, Ms. Marvel #8, Civil War II, Bitch Planet #8, Paper Girls #6, We(l)come Back #8, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Pink #1 | Civil War II, y'all: worse than you thought. We also discuss resistance movements, joke density, the meaning of war, Kate Bishop, and this amazing Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fan film starring James Van Der Beek and Katee Sackhoff. Talk about a grab bag.
  • Sidekicks
    In our main segment this week, we talk sidekicks. What is a sidekick? Who are the best and worst? In what way is Harry Potter just like Buffy Summers? All this and Allison's favorite Star Wars fan theory.
  • This Week in Ladies Recommends
    A: Shrill by Lindy West
    B: Leverage

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Since we record a new show every two weeks, on off weeks we do a link roundup of things we've read and want to share.

This Week in Links 77

Since we record a new show every two weeks, on off weeks we do a link roundup of things we've read and want to share.

Episode 77: Six Foot One & Tons of Fun

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Here's what we've got on tap for you this week:

  • This Week in Comics
    All-New, All-Different Avengers #9, Ms. Marvel #7, Captain Marvel #5, Jem and the Holograms #15, Mockingbird #3, Hellcat #6, Astonishing Ant-Man #8 and Captain America #1 | The Wasp joins the All-New, All-Different Avengers, but not the one you think; Kamala Khan and Miles Morales have an encounter IRL; and, well... here's my favorite tweet about Captain America. (On a more serious note, Hello Tailor on this and "On Steve Rogers #1, Antisemitism, and Publicity Stunts.")
  • Everybody Wants Some!! (Yeah, We Do)
    Forget all the trailers you've seen for Everybody Wants Some!! that somehow emphasize the very minor romantic plot and watch this clip, in which the actors sing "Rapper's Delight," instead. Then listen to our extensive breakdown of the movie, which does, admittedly involve a fair amount of swoon (see also: gaze, female), but also some analysis of how this movie subverts masculine stereotypes while also being really entertaining. We recommend you take some time to go behind the scenes with this L.A. Times piece on the making of the movie, too.
  • This Week in Ladies Recommends
    Anthony Mackie on the Nerdist podcast

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This Week in Links 76

Since we record a new show every two weeks, on off weeks we do a link roundup of things we've read and want to share.

  • This is an interesting article about what it's like to be a "historical adviser" on period movies: I have become very adept at giving three-minute lectures to buses and tents crammed full of extras, but whenever I get the chance I usually disappear off to the props trailer to see what exciting treasures have been sourced for the day’s scenes and exploit the chance to handle artefacts in a way that is impossible in a museum or archive.
  • Racked has a super neat story about Mojoro, the woman who invented cosplay.
  • This is from a few weeks ago, but if you haven't seen the video of Chris Evans and Elizabeth Olsen dancing on Ellen, you should, and if you have, watch it again.
  • Ditto for this video of the Obamas dancing with R2-D2 and a Stormtrooper. Seriously, why are we letting them leave office?
  • The Undefeated has an interesting profile of Nate Moore, the single African-American producer of the Marvel movies, and the reason we have a Black Panther on the big screen (in other words, thank you, Nate!).
  • Um, did you know Nigeria is killing everyone at Scrabble? And they're doing it by memorizing all the short words, which totally turns traditional Scrabble strategy on its head.
  • Allison Janney showed up and surprised the White House press corps by doing a briefing. She is perfect in every single way.
  • Deandre Levy, y'all: I was 18 years old — "man" enough to drive, vote and go to war — but somehow I didn’t have the courage, or the maturity, to see what they were talking about for what it was: a serious crime.

Episode 76: So, You Like Cats

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  • Bitch, Please
    In our last episode, mistakes were made. Allison stated that Fargo was unavailable to stream online, when in fact it is available though paid Hulu accounts and via your cable provider on the FX website. Becca incorrectly named Mary Doria Russell as the author of the Typhoid Mary novel Fever, which was actually written by Mary Beth Keane.
  • This Week in Comics
    A-Force #5, Black Panther #2, Black Widow #3, The Amazing Spider-Man and Silk #3, Poe Dameron #2, Rat Queens #16, the Free Comic Book Day Serenity story and Thunderbolts #1 | We're still a little behind on our Free Comic Book Day haul, but we had lots of other stuff to discuss this week, including bad jokes, bloody cliffhangers and the sheer awesomeness of Dazzler Thor.
  • Captain America: Civil War
    First things first, Linda Holmes really speaks to us in this piece in which she compares Iron Man vs. Cap to Hamilton vs. Burr. We go ALL IN on the latest (and definitely great, if not greatest) entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, covering everything from international politics to T'Challa fan art to 90s rom-com Only You, though we somehow managed to leave out our assessment of Scarlett Johansson's wig. #teamcantwealljustgetalong
  • This Week in Ladies Recommends
    A:
    Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie and Yuyi Morales
    B: The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes

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Episode 75: Villains vs. Bad Credit

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Here's what we've got on tap for you this week:

  • This Week in Comics
    InseXts #5, Captain Marvel #4, Lumberjanes #25, Howard the Duck #6, Astonishing Ant-Man #7, Welcome Back #6, Patsy Walker, A.K.K. Hellcat! #5, Ms. Marvel #6, Saga #36, Joyride #1 and Free Comic Book Day | Patsy Walker teaches bad guys an important lesson on the difference between villainy and making a mistake and Kamala Khan learns an important lesson about work-life balance. Plus, Captain Marvel and Saga are making space great again. We wrap up with Becca's Free Comic Book Day preview. Highlights include a March sampler; previews of Civil War II and the upcoming Captain America, in which Steve Rogers resumes the role; The Tick; and a new Grant Morrison series from Graphic India. Visit the Free Comic Book Day site to find a participating shop near you!
  • Real Ladies: Typhoid Mary
    Allison shares some of what she learned from Terrible Typhoid Mary: A True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America by Susan Campbell Bartoletti, a youth nonfiction book about the Irish immigrant and cook who likely infected more than 50 people with typhoid in the early 20th century. If fictionalized accounts of real events or the lives of real people are your jam and you want to read more about Mary Mallon, Becca recommends Fever by Mary Beth Keane.
  • This Week in Ladies Recommends
    A: Fargo, the TV show
    B: musical group Black Violin

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This Week in Links 75

Since we record a new show every two weeks, on off weeks we do a link roundup of things we've read and want to share.

  • The 2016 Eisner nominations are out! Including a record number of female creators.
  • How Much Would It Cost To Be Captain American? A lot, y'all. You gotta be friends with Tony Stark for a reason.
  • The press tour for Captain America 3 is starting up, which means charming bros are doing the rounds of talk shows, which is how we are now blessed to know Chris Evans knows all the words to The Little Mermaid. (Nobody call anybody a slut this time! Keep being this level of charming, guys.)
  • Kate Beaton went on a rant about "tit windows" in female comics characters' costumes, which was great, and the author of this Mary Sue post makes a good point (something we've said many times): It isn't simply that female characters "shouldn't be" scantily or impractically-clad, it's that their clothing should reflect who they are.
  • So Houston is having some terrible flooding right now, which is horrible, but the upside is this reporter rescuing a man on live TV. Of course I'm glad the guy is OK, but seriously, turn around don't drown, and also, the reporter's annoyance is my everything.
  • City Realty takes a guess at the costs of New York City homes in some children's literature classics. Surprise surprise, both Eloise and Harriet the Spy are clearly loaded.
  • In what small, meaningless ways do you rebel?
  • We lost Prince this week -- which, what the fuck, 2016 -- and you should read Wesley Morris on his sexualityIf Elvis was sex, Prince was a sexual orientation. His own. And it was oriented toward you. And you. And you.
    • While you're at it, read Alyssa Rosenberg in the Washington Post on Prince and Bowie and their visions of manhood: And now we've lost two men who had an expansive, almost luxuriant vision of what it meant to be a man and lived out that vision through decades when it was much less safe to do so.
    • And then finish off with two views of the Hamilton cast's tribute to Prince.

Episode 74: Boss of the Applesauce

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Here's what we've got on tap for you this week:

  • Bitch, Please
    Becca corrects her pronunciation, or lack thereof, in her recommendation from our last episode.
  • This Week in Comics
    Mockingbird #2, Black Widow #2, Amazing Spider-Man and Silk #2, A-Force #4, Giant Days #13, Faith #2 & 3, New Romancer #1, C-3PO, Poe Dameron #1, Spider-Women Alpha #1 and Black Panther #1 | Mockingbird introduces a new character (or an old one, if you've been keeping up with Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D) in a way that only writer Chelsea Cain could and we approve; Becca's dream team of Charles Soule (She-Hulk) and Phil Noto (Black Widow) do not disappoint with Poe Dameron, a Star Wars: The Force Awakens prequel in which Poe charmingly says "buddy" a lot; and, duh, Ta-Nehisi Coates delivers a beautifully written first issue of Black Panther, managing to drop us into the middle of a story about a character we're unfamiliar with while neither over-explaining nor losing us. THIS is how you attract new readers to an old character.
  • Ann starring Holland Taylor
    We had the privilege and pleasure of seeing Ann, a one-woman show written and starring Holland Taylor as former Texas governor Ann Richards. We came away from it totally in awe and admiration of both women. For a little taste of the experience you don't have to travel to Austin for, check out Richards' Alamo Drafthouse pre-show warning and her 1988 speech at the Democratic National Convention. Your sense of civic pride will be stirred.
  • This Week in Ladies Recommends
    A: Frog Prince from Lipstick Queen
    B: Marvel's Agent Carter, season 2

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This Week in Links 74

Since we record a new show every two weeks, on off weeks we do a link roundup of things we've read and want to share.

Episode 73: No Sorrow in Sight

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  • This Week in Comics
    Saga #35, Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat! #4, All-New, All-Different Avengers #7, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #6, Jem and the Holograms #13 and Power Lines #1 | Marvel is really trying to make Howard the Duck happen and... it might be working? They're also trying to make some stupid Stepford Wives event happen and that's definitely not working at all. Saga ends on a literal cliffhanger and leaves us wanting more and Power Lines does pretty much the opposite. Not a lot of comics this week, but they sure did run the gamut. Stay tuned for lots of Marvel #1s in our next episode!
  • I Saw the Light
    For you, listeners, we saw the new Hank Williams biopic starring Tom Hiddleston. No, wait. We did that mostly for ourselves. The movie itself fell a little flat for us, but Tom Hiddleston singing honky tonk was more than worth the price of admission. For more classic country music, check out Johnny Horton (who was married to Hank Williams' second wife!) and Hank Snow, singers who featured heavily in Becca's mom's lullaby rotation. And listen to Allison's favorite Hank track, "Howlin' at the Moon."
  • This Week in Ladies Recommends
    A: "Code Name: Girlfriend" by Jessica Fox from Virtually Yours: A Virtual Match Anthology
    B: "The West Wing Weekly"

This Week in Links 73

Since we record a new show every two weeks, on off weeks we do a link roundup of things we've read and want to share.

  • Fortune has picked Dr. Carla Hayden -- who President Obama has nominated to be the next Librarian of Congress (get on that, Senators) -- as one of their World's Greatest Leaders.
  • This lady on Spain's Got Talent is full of surprises.
  • Interesting interview with YA author Anna Breslaw on portraying sex in YA and in fanfiction: For teens whose sexual interests lie outside of whatever’s being discussed or not discussed at their schools, joining fanfic communities — and reading fiction in general — is one way to explore. Which is why the way sex is discussed within these fictional settings matters. 
  • New research shows that much of the book-buying being done right now is by millennial women who read Harry Potter as teens and are now grown, and we're shaping the trends for what books go really big.
  • Um, Syfy made a movie where members of 90s boybands team up to fight zombies in the Old West? I had to Google to confirm this was real, but yes, it is.
  • I greatly enjoy the Actual Teen vs. Adult Teen Tumblr. This weirds me out in all movies/TV shows, even though I understand why you don't want to hire minors if you don't have to.
  • Jennifer Weiner in the New York TimesIn this strangest of primary seasons, women exist primarily in terms of their relationships to the men they marry or question or critique. They can either be beauties or beasts or "the love of my life." They can be "crazy" or "losers," "fat pigs" or "dogs."
  • #HowDoYouSeeMe
  • An interview with children's book author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers.
  • This month marks 20 years since "MMMBop." Yes, 20 years. The grim specter of death comes for us all: Interestingly, "MMMBop" was actually too high [the notes] by the time it was recorded for Middle of Nowhere! And we were playing it lower on our first tour.

Episode 72: Our Anarcho-Atheism Phase

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  • Bitch, Please
    In Episode 71, "Play Like a Girl," Becca mistakenly conflated two female members of the original Mighty Ducks, Tammy and Connie. Thanks to cousin/listener Chelle for pointing it out!
  • This Week in Comics
    Insexts #4, Welcome Back #6, Silk #6, Astonishing Ant-Man #6, Ms. Marvel #5, Captain Marvel #3, Rat Queens #15, The 13th Artifact #1 and Mockingbird #1 | All of our comics this week had ladies at the forefront (yes, event Ant-Man) and it's amazing how nuanced and interesting storytelling can be when women in comics can be fully-realized characters instead of representative everywomen.
  • Zootopia
    In our main segment this week, we discuss the Disney animated hit Zootopia. It's the best children's movie about institutionalized racism you'll see this year. It's also a surprisingly solid buddy cop comedy with an mixed gender friendship at its core.
  • This Week in Ladies Recommends
    A: When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare
    B: Bring it On: All or Nothing

This Week in Links 72

Since we record a new show every two weeks, on off weeks we do a link roundup of things we've read and want to share.

  • Paul Rudd's hotness peak is still clearly a ways off in the future. (Becca's email said, "Our readers deserve to see this photo.")
  • The women of Hamilton perform famous feminist quotes for Women's History Month. This video is giving me life.
  • The Hamilton crew were at the White House this week, and Lin-Manuel Miranda freestyled about government in the Rose Garden while Obama held the cue cards and a drummer from the Marine Band provided the beat. Did you ever in your life imagine anything like this? Goddamn I'm gonna miss this president.
  • Speaking of the White House and Women's History Month (but not of Hamilton), they'd like our help finding the original Declaration of Sentiments.
  • There is a huge plagiarism scandal happening in the crossword puzzle world: "The animating impulse of crosswords is, 'How can I do something new in this medium?'"
  • Jennifer Garner is killing her post-divorce media tour, just killing it.
  • This gorgeous NPR story about a schoolboy coining a new word -- "petaloso," meaning full of petals -- is just lovely. (It also bears surprisingly similarities to the kids' book Frindle.)
  • Entertainment Weekly takes a deep dive into the Captain America 3: Civil War trailer. Our bodies are not ready.
  • Acting in a Terrence Malick movie sounds bananas: "We're all standing there and Malick hands out these pieces of paper to all of us," Lennon said. "And the one he gave me said, 'There's no such thing as a fireproof wall.' And I ask, 'Is this something I'm supposed to say in the scene?' and he said, 'I don't know.'"
  • JJ Abrams on why Leia hugged Rey, and not Chewie. Force-powerful ladies hugging!
  • We're big fans of the Special Olympics around here, and we're both big babies about winter, so Lady Gaga doing a polar plunge in Chicago to raise money for them: well, damn, woman, good work.
  • I'm not crying, I'm just reading this story about a penguin and the guy who saved him and it's raining on my face: 'I have never seen anything like this before. I think the penguin believes Joao is part of his family and probably a penguin as well.

    'When he sees him he wags his tail like a dog and honks with delight

Episode 71: Play Like a Girl

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Here's what we've got on tap for you this week:

  • Bitch, Please
    Our apologies to friend of the show Matthew Jackson, who wrote this great Mental Floss piece about The American President, which we definitely should have mentioned in our discussion of the movie in Episode 69.
  • This Week in Comics
    Silk #5, A-Force #3, Unbeatable Squirrel Girls #5, Astonishing Ant-Man #5, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #4, Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat! #3, The Amazing Spider-Man and Silk #1, Black Widow #1, Cry Havoc #1, Saga #34, Jem and the Holograms #12 and Giant Days #12 | When it rains comics, it pours, y'all. Plus, some news you can use: Free Comic Book Day 2016 is two months away, but you can preview the books on their website now. Check 'em out! Finally, we'd like to shout out our local comic shop, Austin Books and Comics, for hosting another great Ladies Night last week!
  • Play Like a Girl: Sports Movies with Lady Athletes
    There may be no crying in baseball, but there was crying when we rewatched A League of Their Own for the first time since we were kids (PS its IMDB trivia page will be the most interesting thing you read this week). We talk about our Rockford Peach feels; non-romantic male-female relationships; the mysterious third Wilson brother; Julie "the Cat" Gaffney from Bangor, Maine; cheerocracies; and so much more in our sadly comprehensive discussion of sports movies featuring lady athletes. Why aren't there more of these?! We would watch one hundred figure skating or gymnastics movies. Get on it, Hollywood.
  • This Week in Ladies Recommends
    A:
    "The Women Take Over" by Dahlia Lithwick for Slate
    B: The Librarians on TNT

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