All those fabulous links…
Katy’s List of Games
- Mass Effect Andromeda (Link to Trailer)
- Divinity Original Sin II (Link to Trailer)
- Rising 5: Runes of Asteros (Video of Gameplay Run through, Kickstarter)
- Roll Player (Kickstarter, Game Review)
- Tiny Epic Quest (Kickstarter, Video of Gameplay)
- Tacoma (Link to Trailer)
Kellie’s List of Television Shows (More Shows Can Be Found Here)
- American Gods on Starz 4/2017 (Link to Comic Book Information)
- Powerless on NBC 2/2/2017
- Riverdale on CW 1/26/2017
- Crashing on HBO 2/19/2017
- Twin Peaks on Showtime 5/21/2017
- Emerald City on ABC 1/6/2017
Kevin’s List of Movies (In Order Of Release Date)
- Guardians of the Galaxy : Vol 2 (May 5th 2017)
- Wonder Woman (June 2 2017)
- Spider-Man: Homecoming (July 7 2017)
- Thor: Ragnarok (November 3 2017)
- Justice League (November 17 2017)
- Star Wars: Episode VIII (December 15 2017)
Mandy’s List of Books
How to be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life by Lily Singh
Lilly Singh: How a 28-year old Canadian rapped and vlogged her way into the Youtuber millionaire’s club by Maya Oppenheim, 12/6/16
Highest paid female you-tuber and 3rd overall, Singh earned $7.5 million, and her Superwoman channel has had 1.5 billion views. Appeared in video with Michelle Obama and was on Jimmy Fallon show. Started by posting videos while a psychology student and struggling with depression. Parents emigrated to Canada from India. She is Toronto born, LA-based. As a role model to women and girls around the globe, Singh created her #GirlLove initiative to break the cycle of girl-on-girl hate and to encourage positivity.
Empire’s End: Aftermath (Star Wars: The Aftermath Trilogy) by Chuck Wendig, 2/21/17
Follows Star Wars: Aftermath and Star Wars: Life Debt. Delivers the exhilarating conclusion to the New York Timesbestselling trilogy set in the years between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.
Thrawn by Timothy Zahn, 4/11/17
The Star Wars Expanded Universe is dead, but Grand Admiral Thrawn lives on 12/6/16 by Charlie Hall
First introduced in the 1991 best-seller Heir To The Empire, written by prolific science fiction author Timothy Zahn, the blue-skinned alien officer brought something to Star Wars that had never existed before. He was a well-rounded, influential and fascinating villain that didn’t rely on the Force to get ahead. He was as brilliant as he was brutal, and he gave life to the bridge of an Imperial starship.
Quite to my surprise, Rebels’ isn’t putting Thrawn in the background as another Imperial stooge. The third season of the cartoon is actually setting Thrawn up to be the focal point of its narrative arc.
We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere by Gillian Anderson & Jennifer Nadel 3/7/17
“Imagine a sisterhood—across all creeds and cultures. An unspoken agreement that we, as women, will support and encourage one another. That we will remember we don’t know what struggles each of us may be facing elsewhere in our lives and so we will assume that each of us is doing our best…”
So begins WE: A Manifesto for Women—an inspiring, empowering, and provocative manifesto for change. Change that we can all effect, one woman at a time. Change that provides a crucial and timely antidote to the “have-it-all” superwoman culture and instead focuses on what will make each and every one of us happier and more free. Change that provides an answer to the nagging sense of “is that it?” that almost all of us can succumb to when we wake in the dead of night.
Written by actress Gillian Anderson and journalist Jennifer Nadel—two friends who for the last decade have stumbled along together, learning, failing, crying, laughing, and trying again—WE: A Manifesto for Women is not a theoretical treatise but instead a rallying cry to create a life that has greater meaning and purpose. Combining tools that are practical, psychological, and spiritual, WE: A Manifesto for Women is both a process and a vision for a more fulfilling way of living. And a truly inspiring vision of a happier, more emotionally rewarding future we can all create together.
Pantsuit Nation book proposal by Libby Chamberlain, anticipated May 2017
By Heather Dockray Dec 22, 2016
When Libby Chamberlain, the creator of the pro-Hillary Clinton Facebook group Pantsuit Nation, announced this week that she plans to publish a Pantsuit Nation-themed book, she framed the publication deal as a collective victory for the group. The book, which is scheduled to be published in May by Flatiron Books, will draw on the stories and images from the group, which now has around four million members. In her original announcement on Monday, Ms. Chamberlain encouraged people who want to submit their posts and stories to contact her, and said that she would seek permission from others to use their material.
In a follow-up post addressing irate members on Wednesday, she explained that the proceeds would be used to “support Pantsuit Nation and the causes that are central to the group.” She also said that the Pantsuit Nation nonprofit organizations she is forming will help raise money for other like-minded groups, including Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne M. Valente (Author), Annie Wu (Illustrator), 6/6/17
The lives of six female superheroes and the girlfriends of superheroes. A ferocious riff on women in superhero comics.
From the New York Times bestselling author Catherynne Valente comes a series of linked stories from the points of view of the wives and girlfriends of superheroes, female heroes, and anyone who’s ever been “refrigerated”: comic book women who are killed, raped, brainwashed, driven mad, disabled, or had their powers taken so that a male superhero’s storyline will progress.
In an entirely new and original superhero universe, Valente subversively explores these ideas and themes in the superhero genre, treating them with the same love, gravity, and humor as her fairy tales. After all, superheroes are our new fairy tales and these six women have their own stories to share.
Also by by Catherynne M. Valente – The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home Paperback 3/7/17
The H Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness by Jill Filipovic, 5/2/17
The feminist writer investigates what women need to be happy, and how structural problems prevent them from fulfilling those needs. Through conversations with individual women, she suggests solutions and policies that will even the playing field and give women more time to pursue joy.
17 Most Anticipated Comics of 2017 by Jesse Shedeen
- Marvel’s Secret Empire
- DC Event by Scott Snyder & Greg Capullo
- Geoff Johns’ Watchmen Story
- Marvel’s America Chavez
- The Old Guard #1 by Greg Rucka
- Saga, Volume 7 by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples 4/4/17
- Batman by Brian K Vaughan 3/28/17
- Walking Dead Vol 27: Whisperer War (collects 157-162) by Robert Kirkman 3/7/17
- Invincible, Volume 23 (collects 127-132) by Robert Kirkman, Illustrated by Cory Walker 4/4/17
- Robert Kirkman Announces the End of “Invincible” by Albert Ching 8/17/16 http://www.cbr.com/robert-kirkman-announces-the-end-of-invincible/
- Locke & Key: Small World Deluxe Edition by Joe Hill (Author), Gabriel Rodriguez (Artist) 2/14/17
- ‘Locke & Key’ returns with one-shot ‘Small World’ by Meredith Woerner 6/15/16 http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/herocomplex/la-et-hc-locke-and-key-joe-hill-20160615-snap-htmlstory.html
- Captain Marvel: Earth’s Mightiest Hero Vol. 3 (3/28/17) & 4 (8/22/17) by Kelly Sue Deconnick et al.
- Three-Fifths a Man: A Graphic History of the African American Experience By Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón 9/12/17
- This graphic history presents the major events of the African-American experience, from slaves arriving at Jamestown to the successes of the Civil Rights movement.
- Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 by Marissa Meyer and Douglas Holgate 1/31/17
- In her first graphic novel, bestselling author Marissa Meyer extends the world of the Lunar Chronicles with a brand-new,action-packed story about Iko, the android with a heart of (mechanized) gold.With appearances by Cinder, Cress, Scarlet, Winter, and the rest of the Rampion crew, this is a must-have for fans of the bestselling series.
Shadowbahn by Steve Erickson 2/14/17
Best Book of 2017: Jonathan Lethem 12/2015
“It’s my best of the year, but you can’t read it yet: Steve Erickson’s jaw-dropping next novel, Shadowbahn, which concerns the phantasmic reappearance of the Twin Towers in the Badlands of South Dakota, accompanied by the resurrection of Elvis Presley’s twin brother Jesse. And anyone who approaches the Towers hears music – but not the same song. Into this radical audacity Erickson also weaves an intensely-personal self-reckoning, a playlist for the dying American century, and his usual lucid-dreaming prose.
I’ve read every novel he’s ever written and I’ll still never know how he does it; Erickson’s not so much a writer’s writer as a tour-de-forcer’s tour-de-forcer.”
The Idiot Elif Batuman 3/14/17
These Are TIME’s Most Anticipated Books of 2017 by Sarah Begley12/24/16
Amiable with Big Teeth By Claude McKay Edited by Jean-Christophe Cloutier and Brent Hayes Edwards
A monumental literary event: the newly discovered final novel by seminal Harlem Renaissance writer Claude McKay, a rich and multilayered portrayal of life in 1930s Harlem and a historical protest for black freedom.