The Weekly Read – Dec 12th


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 Reductress history, Ming-Na Wen interview, and Pokemon Sun & Moon review.



1. Inside the Rise of ‘Reductress’ | Splitsider
““It’s definitely nothing new to say that our site doesn’t punch down, we punch up,” remarked Nicole Silverberg, writer and associate editor of satirical women’s magazine Reductress. In the week following the election, it’s hard not to draw parallels to the Clinton campaign’s rhetoric: “When they go low, we go high.””

Get your laughs on.


2. Ming-Na Wen reflects on Mulan, Asian representation in Hollywood | EW
“Ming-Na Wen, star of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the original voice of Mulan in Disney’s 1998 animated film, credits part of her success as an Asian actor to Hollywood’s interest in diversity when she started out. And yet, after breaking big with a starring role in 1993’s The Joy Luck Club, the first major Hollywood studio film to feature an all-Asian principal cast, Wen continues to see Asian actors’ visibility in flux.”

The original, always fantastic Ming-Na Wen.

3. ‘Space Jam’: THR’s 1996 Review | THR
“Michael Jordan proves here that Dennis Rodman is not the only Looney Tune he can play with.”

Read the original 1996 review at The Hollywood Reporter.

“The company is hitting the reset button by taking its latest console off store shelves and gearing up for the launch of the Nintendo Switch in March. Meanwhile, to keep loyalists intrigued, Nintendo is re-releasing its first-ever game console, the original NES. And it’s damn awesome.”

Bringing back the hits. Also, they are probably all sold out. Wait until after the holidays to acquire one…


5. Review: Pokémon Sun and Moon offer longtime fans a refreshing new adventure | DailyDot
“For 20 years, the Pokémon formula has remained familiar and friendly: assemble a team of your favorite monsters, collect eight gym badges, and become champion of the Pokémon League. The new Pokémon Sun and Moon, however, mark the most radical reinvention of the beloved franchise since 1996.”

Gotta catch’em all, again. And again. And, again.


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