Hello and welcome to This Week in Ladies!
Here's what we've got on tap for you this week:
- This Week in Comics
She-Hulk #1 and all the movies! | A new run of "She-Hulk," story by Charles Soule and art by Javier Pulido, leads us to discuss whether men can write female characters (in short: yes, duh), the wonder of female characters who don't have to represent all womankind, and how we'd like to spend a night out on the town with She-Hulk, even though we'd regret it in the morning. We've got lots of Marvel movie news this week, too, with the announcement of the development of a Black Widow movie (call us, Kevin Feige, we've got ideas), Fantastic Four casting news (Michael B. Jordan! Miles Teller! Haters to the left!), and the FIRST OFFICIAL GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY TRAILER. I repeat: first official Guardians of the Galaxy trailer. Set aside some time; you're gonna wanna watch it more than once. For one thing, the music is pretty great. Also: this.
- This Week in the Book Report
This week we talk about picture book biographies, which we here at TWiL heartily endorse as being infinitely superior to biographies for adults. Want to learn more about U.S. political figures, TV chefs, labor activists, or Old West crime-fighters? There's a picture book for that.
- Real Ladies: Athletes
In honor of the 2014 Winter Olympics, we talk about real lady athletes Althea Gibson and Bobbi Gibb. Althea Gibson was the first person of color to win Wimbledon, among many other impressive achievements, including a second career in professional golf. Y'know, like you do. Bobbi Gibb is the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, in 1966, and I defy you to read about her experience without feeling at least a little warm and fuzzy. Turns out, the marathon community is pretty awesome. It'd have to be, really, 'cause the actual running part seems terrible. Also, careful not to jump too much while you're skiing, because your uterus might fall out. And there's this ESPN article, "You Can Only Hope to Contain Them," on the science of sports and boobs.
- This Week in Shit You Should Be Listening To
"Weed Instead of Roses" by Ashley Monroe
Thanks for listening!