- Keidra Chaney talks about Black characters in science fiction: "There’s a scene in Guardians of the Galaxy, early on in one of the cities, where I spied one of the people in the crowd, a black woman with a teeny weeny afro, and did a little dance of joy in my seat. 'We’re here!' I thought! 'We exist in the far reaches of outer space!'"
- By contrast, Ricardo A. Hazell doesn't seem to like "the browning of US comic books."
- In preparation for Banned Books Week, Susan Dunne spoke with David Hajdu in advance of his appearance at the Hartford Public Library next week.