Creative Friction: For Francesca Lia Block, Writing is Healing

Francesca Lia Block’s new book The Thorn Necklace: Healing Through Writing and The Creative Process, weaves memoir with lessons on the craft of writing to create a unique and visceral guide to creativity.

No Need for Superheroes: "A Wrinkle In Time" Shows Black Girls How To Save Themselves

Black children don’t have to be endowed with mutant powers to be inherently good. Read more »

Get Out: 9 Black Horror Classics That Will Keep You Up At Night

Get Out isn’t an anomaly. Read more »

OG Vampires: “Dracula” Is All About Sex

Lusty bloodsuckers are running amok.  Read more »

Whitewashing Death Note: Hollywood's Unabashed Bleaching of Anime Continues

Netflix, in whitewashing a series so popular that it appealed to even non-weeaboos, is encouraging white audiences to remember the characters how they want to, rather than how they were actually written. Read more »

The Fairy Tale that Won't Die: Beauty and the Beast : Disney Revives the Fantasy of Captivity and Monsters for Young Girls

Disney is poised to cash in on a new generation of girls who’ll want to be just like Belle. Read more »

2016 Reading Challenge: 50 Books by Women of Color

If you don’t seek out new voices, it’s easy to fall into reading books primarily, if not solely, by white authors. Read more »

Holy Tesseracts! Ava DuVernay Will Direct "A Wrinkle in Time" Film

Disney is producing the film based on the beloved science-fantasy series, which centers on protagonist Meg Murry.  Read more »

Rewriting Reality: A Forthcoming Speculative Fiction Anthology Asks Transgender Authors to Imagine New Worlds

It’s been a helter-skelter year for sci-fi and geekdom. Read more »

Fantasy Author Zen Cho Explores The Histories We Aren't Told

London-based Malaysian author Zen Cho's new book blends speculative fiction, race, colonialism, and romance.  Read more »

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