My friend Thom Moore died on Saturday at the age of 74. He was a brilliant musician and songwriter, and his work held a special place in my heart. So I’m going to talk about him and share some of his tunes with you.
The Thirty-Day Song Challenge continues with Week Two… seven more musical numbers chosen from random prompts, along with the memories those songs provoke.
This year has seen a lot of long-overdue discussion of (and action against) sexual harassment, and with it a focus on the “toxic masculinity” that underlies it and other societal ills. In some ways, the world has almost always skewed toward the patriarchy, but there are some elements of the culture that are actually fairly recent developments, which a look back through recent history will serve to illustrate. We’ll start with my central thesis: the modern American model of masculine and feminine roles is a post-World War II invention.
A few hopefully funny vignettes about life.
This is just one of those things floating around social media that caught my eye. I thought it would be fun… and then I realized it might make for an interesting series of columns. You all should feel free to play along at home, as well.
Hey, did you miss us? Well, we’re back, with all the goodies inside Previews, and probably some inappropriate comments as well. Let’s get to it!
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for comics news, and Paul and I are back with a brand new podcast to fill you in on everything that’s been going on, from the Image Expo to the Sandman Universe, from Marvel’s Fresh Start to Bendis’s Super-Books, and from IDW’s Transformers reboot to Boom! and Dynamite stepping up to the Eloi section of Previews.