Amanda Leduc and Fantasy Authors Challenge the Trope of “Broken” Disabled People

Fairy tales and their contemporary counterparts—superhero tales, science fiction, fantasy—shape our collective ideas about what it means to be powerful and beautiful. 

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 »

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 »

Kelly Link Discusses the Feminist Fairy Tales of Angela Carter

A reluctant vampire queen. A randy captive princess. A wolf child who finds her only friend in the mirror. You’ll find these characters and more between the unassuming French folds of the newly released edition of Angela Carter’s classic 1979 short story collection ... Read more »