Hello and welcome to This Week in Ladies!
Here's what we've got on tap for you this week:
- This Week in Comics
Saga #20, The Wicked and the Divine #1, Ms. Marvel #5, Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #6, Sex Criminals #6, Loki Ragnarok and Roll #4 and Original Sins #2 | That's a lot to summarize, y'all. You should probably just listen. And check out this mind-blowing Saga cosplay. You will not regret it.
- This Week in the Book Report
Home State Authors | It's not all Stephen King and Larry McMurtry, believe it or not. We talk about biographical poetry, historical hijinks, juvenile detention centers and Pulitzer Prize winners, among other things. Who are your favorite writers from your home state?
- Obvious Child
You guys. Stop reading and go see Obvious Child. It's okay. We'll just wait here. You saw it? Okay, good. Now you're ready to jump in to our conversation about the greatness of this movie and its star, Marcel the Shell With Shoes On creator Jenny Slate. (Plus Gaby Hoffmann! Where's she been since the '90s? We didn't know we'd missed her until now.) We also discuss the depiction of abortion in popular culture. For additional resources on that subject, check out why Shonda Rhimes thinks this should be the year abortion is depicted on TV, "A Timeline of Abortion Stories in Popular U.S. Media," and these disheartening statistics about the relationship between abortion and death in film and television.
- This Week in Shit You Should Be Listening To
"The Way It Goes" by Gillian Welch
Thanks for listening!