The Weekly Read – Sept 19th


Selecting interesting articles, exciting news from the world of comics and pop culture, important editorials, or unique perspective pieces; LGN presents a weekly round up of links to read every Monday.

This week we have a guide to helping victims of Islamophobia, appreciating The Nanny,  and a healthy dose of Game of Thrones speculation.

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1. What to do when you are witnessing Islamophobic Harassment | Maeril.Tumblr
“This is an illustrated guide I made as part of my co-admining work at The Middle Eastern Feminist on Facebook! It will be published there shortly.”

You don’t have to stand up against assailants, you can stand with the victim. They need your support more.

2. Could This Be The Year Movies Stop Mattering? | Wired
“[b]y late Saturday night, The Huntsman was all but dead, having been slayed by two women: Beyoncé—who’d just sorta-surprise-released Lemonade, her new album—and “Becky with the good hair,” an anonymous, Jay-zoomin’ interloper who’d been called out on the Beyoncé song “Sorry,” and whose identity caused a weekend-long guessing-game online. “

What is happening to the state of movie releases and how other mediums are taking back the spotlight.


3. ‘The Nanny’: An Appreciation | Splitsider
“Fran Fine is a character we still don’t get to see enough of, even today in the Age of Golden Televisions: a likeable but flawed lady-protagonist. Fran is equally as likely to be the butt of the joke as the one doing the joking. She is ridiculous but relatable. And because the show’s supporting cast was mostly women, it was able to highlight all the ways to be a lady while still underlining how fake femininity really is. The number of chin hair jokes alone attest to the idea that Fran was supposed to be both alluring and disgusting at the same time.”

Not to be underestimated, love or hate Fran’s nasal vocals her character was divine.


4. Margaret Atwood tries new wings with Angel Catbird graphic novel | CBC
“The author of such works as The Blind Assassin, The Edible Woman andMaddAddam teamed with artist Johnnie Christmas and colourist Tamra Bonvillain to illustrate Atwood’s story of Strig Feleedus, a young genetic engineer who finds himself the unwitting subject of his own experiment.”

A review of Atwood’s “Angel Catbird” graphic novel, on shelves now.



“Since the last episode of Game of Thrones‘ sixth season, we’ve known that Dany’s touchdown in Westeros was imminent. Would she head to Dorne? The Stepstones? Maybe even Oldtown? And then, of course, there’s the biggest question of all: would Dany actually end up in King’s Landing this season? Or would we be forced to go seven episodes without her arrival at Cersei’s doorstep? Well, by the sound of this latest location scout report from Watchers on the Wall, the answer may be a resounding—albeit surprising!—”yes.””

Speculation is all that fuels the Game of Thrones fan until next summer.

6. Why ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Is the X-Men TV Show You Should Be Watching | Collider
“While I have high hopes for Legion and the other mutant-centric TV shows in development, but — from where I’m standing — there already exists a pretty great X-Men TV show: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The ABC show might not technically be an X-Men TV show (though, like X-Men, it does take place in a Marvel universe), but it explores many themes closely associated with the X-Men universe, especially via the Inhuman storyline that is becoming increasingly important in the show’s overall arc.”

Season 4 premieres September 20th on ABC.


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