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.