If you haven’t yet listened to the Hamilton cast recording, you are not living your best life. It’s out today for digital download, and you should buy it. As of this posting, you can also stream it on NPR First Listen.
Did you miss my linguistics nerdery? Great news: Here’s an article about how language shapes our brains.
Jenny Zhang on being a writer of color and the Best American Poetry mess.
If you like Return of the Jedi but hate the Ewoks, you understand feminist criticism.
Remembering to use a trans person’s preferred pronouns is no harder than remembering to use a woman’s married name: An appeal for good manners.
A high fantasy novel without incestuous subtext.
Awesome Person Sofia Samatar interviews Awesome Person Sarah McCarry about monster girls.
I heave enormous sighs every time I read about the Stonewall movie: Learning about Stonewall was my way into intersectional feminism, way back in high school, and I want there to be an awesome movie about it. But want must be my master. Here’s the wonderful Meredith Talusan on trans erasure.
I gazed blankly at the news that Ta-Nehisi Coates is going to write a run on Black Panther for Marvel, for like twenty seconds. It sounds like the kind of joke somebody would make to illustrate why Marvel is so much better than DC. BUT IT IS REAL.
Strunk and White, grammar cops.