Summer is misery for an isolated teen in this Sincerely Harriet exclusive

Summer can be isolating season if you’re cut off from your friends and stuck at home. Harriet Flores and her parents recently moved to Chicago, ending her summer camp tradition and leaving her desperate to reconnect with camp friends who don’t respond to her postcards. Sarah W. Searle’s new Graphic Universe YA graphic…

A graphic-novel adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale is a little too pretty

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Adaptations can be a difficult to wrangle under the best of circumstances, attempting to reframe and reshape a complete work so that it can fit into another medium. Adapting a much-beloved and acclaimed story adds another layer of complexity, and adapting something that’s already been adapted is even more difficult.…

Human and inhuman—and bad sex writing—come together in sci-fi head trip Dark Constellations

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There’s an odd contrast between the organic and inorganic at the heart of Pola Oloixarac’s writing. The Argentinean author relishes in teasing out curlicues of digital code that execute far-reaching programs, or producing dizzying passages in which the macro scale of global economies and political systems are…

Remember Kony 2012? The Undiscovered podcast does, in painstaking detail

The beauty of the podcast medium’s continuing growth is how it catalyzes show creators to innovate, winning the interest of listeners by transporting them somewhere they’ve never been before. Utilizing a unique, boundary-pushing approach, this new show from production house The Owl Field turns this traditionally…

Kamala Khan suffers a devastating loss in this Magnificent Ms. Marvel #2 exclusive

Given that she’s a teenager still living at home, Kamala Khan has had to deal with a lot of parental drama during her time as the superhero Ms. Marvel. A big part of that drama is her secret identity, and while she told her mother about her alter ego when they thought the world was ending, Kamala still hasn’t told her…

How To Do Nothing is a rallying cry against the internet’s endless scroll

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Everyone’s talking about Thomas Merton again—Merton, the peripatetic would-be poet who decided to reject the noise of mid-century America to become a Trappist monk. In 1948, seven years into his stay at Kentucky’s Abbey of Gethsemani, Merton published his autobiography, a “spiritual rejection of the world.” The Seven…

Women Of Marvel celebrates the women of superhero history

Calling Darkness’ comedy-horror relies on a blend of hyperbolic personalities all trapped together and the exaggeration of common tropes, balanced with tension and grotesque sound design—all of which have the effect of making the scenario feel too close for comfort. Six women, participating in an acting retreat at a…

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