Episode 79: Limousine Liberal

Hello and welcome to This Week in Ladies!

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

  • 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
    The Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling)
    B: The original Broadway Schuyler Sisters, one last time.

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