If you’ve been paying attention, you might already know that Molly Ringwald is a brilliant writer with smart things to say about the movies that made her famous.
But her essay on John Hughes movies, the Breakfast Club, #metoo, and the useful and versatile concept of “problematic” art and artists is a wholeRead More
By Cory Doctorow I love Jen Wang’s work: her debut graphic novel Koko Be Good was thought-provoking and challenging and beautiful; “In Real Life,” her adaptation of my story Anda’s Game took the tale to places that delighted and surprised me — today, Firstsecond publishes The Prince and the Dressmaker, which I believe will beRead More
LegalFling is a Dutch app that’s supposed to protect partners in sexual liaisons from miscommunication by recording both parties’ consent to sexual activity in an indelible, public blockchain entry.
While LegalFling appears well-intentioned, it is singularly unfit for purpose. Sexual consent can be revoked at any time, for any reason, and numerous sexualRead More
By Cory Doctorow Naomi Alderman’s prizewinning UK bestseller The Power comes to the US and Canada today, and you should just go read it right now.
In The Power, a day dawns, not so long from now, in which every 15-year-old girl finds herself with the power to deal out electricRead More
If a young girl wanted to participate in a pirate event at Disneyland, it’s unimaginable that she would be turned away because she’s a girl. But Noah, a 3-year-old boy, who was “buzzing with excitement” when he heard about the Disneyland Paris princess-for-a-day event (his favorite Disney character is Elsa from Frozen), was banned fromRead More