Yet Another Wonder Woman Thinkpiece

Wonder Woman – the superhero(ine) film that launched a thousand “is it feminist?” thinkpieces. As Michelle Wolf of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah recently noted: “Everyone is putting way too much pressure on Wonder Woman, like everything for women hinges on its success or failure… No one left crappy Batman vs Superman saying ‘Well, I guess we’re done making man movies.’” How true. However, we’re not yet at a point in society where semi-feminist forays into the male-dominated world of comic books can go un-thinkpieced, so here we are. And here I am – a complete ignorant to the genre – adding another one to the general din.

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Prospero and Yellow String: Carré's Embers

Like all good science fiction, Claire Carré’s Embers transcends its genre. It does not bask in its temporality nor its teleology, rather, it renders fragments of experience visceral and haunting without weighing itself down with plot drive and resolution.

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