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DouglasSchofield
April 16 2017

Why I Write Women

It never fails. I’m wrapping up a talk at a book-signing event. A hand waves in the back row. A woman stands. “You’re a man,” she declares. I smile....
AngieBarry
March 11 2016

The 12 Worst James Bond Films: A Feminist’s Take on the World’s Favorite Spy

Whenever I complain about the misogyny in a James Bond film, I'm inevitably told: “What do you expect? It's Bond.” The fact that this is said so matter-of-factly—it's...
AngieBarry
March 4 2016

The 12 Best James Bond Films: A Feminist’s Take on the World’s Favorite Spy

My mother is still shocked that I enjoy James Bond. Partly because Bond has always been one of the ultimate male fantasies, a testosterone-and-martini-soaked wish-fulfillment on steroids. But...
AlyssaMercante
December 16 2015

Jessica Jones: “AKA Noir Feminist Fodder”

Marvel’s Jessica Jones isn’t a perfect television show—there’s an aggravating lack of women of color in the cast and Krysten Ritter’s dry delivery often traps her...
AngieBarry
September 18 2015

The Golden Age of Mystery: Dorothy L. Sayers’ Gaudy Night

When Harriet Vane receives an invitation to attend her Oxford Gaudy — a class reunion — she's also given a most unusual request from her old professors. A poison pen is running amok...
CrimeHQ
August 28 2015

The ZINNG: Stephen King, OITNB, and Ulysses

Stephen King reflects on the perceived successes of a busy writer in an op-ed to The New York Times: “Can a Novelist Be Too Productive?” Don't miss this feature by Sarah Weinman...
AngieBarry
August 14 2015

The Monstrous Feminine: Women and Horror, Part 3

“Get away from her, you bitch!” — Ellen Ripley (Aliens) DON'T MESS WITH MOTHER NATURE Being a mom is a full-time, lifetime, really difficult job even in the...
AngieBarry
August 13 2015

The Monstrous Feminine: Women and Horror, Part 2

“Oh, she was so sexy. She was asking for it.” — Hayley (Hard Candy) HELL HATH NO FURY We unfortunately live in a world where it's unsafe to be a woman. Having...
AngieBarry
August 12 2015

The Monstrous Feminine: Women and Horror, Part 1

“It is women who love horror. Gloat over it. Feed on it. Are nourished by it. Shudder and cling and cry out—and come back for more.” — Bela Lugosi Being a woman...
DavidCranmer
July 24 2015

Washburn, Mims, and Foley: Women Authors Leading the Western Charge

Long before Louis L'Amour, Max Brand, or Zane Grey thought about swinging up into a saddle, women were blazing a trail for the Western story. Even prior to 1902 with Owen Wister’s The Virginian...
Kattomic
July 9 2015

Fresh Meat: Trials of Passion by Lisa Appignanesi

Trials of Passion by Lisa Appignanesi is a dramatic narrative that details historically significant and famous crimes committed in the name of love and madness (available July 15, 2015). Simpson,...
DirkRobertson
May 12 2015

Fresh Meat: Burnt River by Karin Salvalaggio

Burnt River by Karin Salvalaggio is the 2nd book in the Detective Macy Greeley series where a murdered war veteran uncovers secrets that were supposed to remain buried (available May 12, 2015). Detective...
Kattomic
May 9 2015

Fresh Meat: Blood Ties by Nicholas Guild

Blood Ties by Nicholas Guild is a thriller pitting San Francisco homicide detective Ellen Ridley against a serial killer who she suspects of being a hacker and codebreaker with the U.S. Navy (available...
Tonilpkelner
April 24 2015

From the Bleeding Heart of Fandom: A Buffy Confab with Dana Cameron, Charlaine Harris, and Toni L. P. Kelner

This fannish confab about Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with Dana Cameron, Charlaine Harris, and Toni L.P. Kelner, is gleefully offered in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of Mystery Writers of...
dvaleris
April 9 2015

Fresh Meat: Medium Dead by Paula Paul

Medium Dead by Paula Paul is the 4th installment in her Victorian-era cozy series about Doctor Alexandra Gladstone (available April 14, 2015). I'll admit to having never heard of Paula Paul...
JakeHinkson
February 25 2015

Agent Carter 1.08: Season Finale “Valediction”

On its eighth and final episode of the season, “Valediction,” Agent Carter comes to something of an awkward conclusion. In many respects, the show does a workmanlike job of bringing...
MyBookishWays
February 21 2015

Fresh Meat: The Outsiders by Gerald Seymour

The Outsiders by Gerald Seymour is an espionage thriller featuring MI5 agent Winnie Monks who follows a Russian crime czar to Spain for revenge of a brutal murder from years ago (available February...
JakeHinkson
February 18 2015

Agent Carter 1.07: “SNAFU”

The folks behind Agent Carter have been smart about how they parcel out information. Take the character of Dr. Ivchenko (Ralph Brown). We first met him as a prisoner that Peggy (Hayley Atwell)...
JakeHinkson
February 11 2015

Agent Carter 1.06: “A Sin to Err”

Episode 6 of Agent Carter, “A Sin to Err,” finds Peggy (Haylet Atwell) in full-on super agent mode. Last episode, we saw her reteamed with the Howling Commandos for some overseas adventuring,...
JakeHinkson
February 4 2015

Agent Carter 1.05: “The Iron Ceiling”

Let it be noted that Episode 5 of Agent Carter is the moment where the show goes from “promising” to “good.” After setting up various plot points and intrigues over the...
JakeHinkson
January 28 2015

Agent Carter 1.04: “The Blitzkrieg Button”

Considering Episode 4 of Agent Carter takes its title from a military maneuver notable for its ferocity and overwhelming power, it’s surprising that the episode itself is the most laid back...
JakeHinkson
January 14 2015

Agent Carter: 1.03: “Time and Tide”

By this point, we know that Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) is on the trail of something big. Howard Stark is on the run from the SSR, and while all the other agents are chasing him, Agent Carter...
JakeHinkson
January 7 2015

Agent Carter: 1.02 “Bridge and Tunnel”

One of the charms of Captain America: The First Avenger was the way Agent Carter (Hayley Atwell) held her cards close to her vest. Quiet and watchful, she seemed to know more about what was going...
JakeHinkson
January 7 2015

Agent Carter 1.01: Series Premiere “Now Is Not The End”

First, a confession: I am Agent Carter’s ideal audience. One, I like women who kick ass. Two, my grandmother was an English lass who endured World War II, met a nice soldier from Texas, married...
BrianGreene
December 27 2014

Another Kind of Thrilla in Manila: Wonder Women (1973)

This post can be seen as the third in a trilogy of appreciations I’ve written of B-movies that involve packs of women employing bizarre, world-beating (they hope) masterplans. First there was...
Jane.K.Cleland
December 4 2014

Some Buried Caesar: 75 Years of Rex Stout’s High-Ground Gal, Lily Rowan

To Lily and Sally and all Rex Stout’s Gals who try to do the right thing. This is the 75th anniversary of the publication of Rex Stout’s Some Buried Caesar, the first time we meet...
girlygirl415
November 15 2014

Fresh Meat: A Deadly Measure of Brimstone by Catriona McPherson

A Deadly Measure of Brimstone by Catriona McPherson is the 8th cozy mystery featuring heroine Dandy Gilver, and this time a weekend spa getaway is interrupted by some deadly happenings (available November...
LeighNeely
June 23 2014

Fresh Meat: Strange Gods by Annamaria Alfieri

Strange Gods by Annamaria Alfieri is a historical mystery set in early 20th century British East Africa about a missionary's daughter who yearns for adventure, but struggles to escape her parents'...
mandacollins
June 23 2014

Fresh Meat: Cop Town by Karin Slaughter

Cop Town by Karin Slaughter is a standalone novel about Atlanta in 1974, a city in turmoil, and a pair of female cops confronting a serial killer targeting police, as well as the deep divisions in their...
BrianGreene
June 10 2014

A Western for the B-Movie Junkie: The Female Bunch (1969)

When Thelma and Louise hit the big screen in 1991, it stood out in the world of mainstream movies for being a film that portrayed women as badass renegades who fought against abuses from men and took...