Dread Nation

“History isn’t dead, and neither are the zombies in Dread Nation. Like we see in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s take on Alexander Hamilton, the events of our past can speak to current events. Ireland says, “Hamilton works because it adds enough historical anachronisms that a modern readership can understand it. With Jane, you know who she is just by…

Abbott

Written by: Saladin Ahmed Art by: Sami Kivela & Jason Wordie Published by: Boom! Abbott #1 is a breath of fresh air, quite unlike anything else I’m reading. It’s unique in a variety of ways, almost all of them exciting. Of course, some amount of Abbott’s uniqueness is conceptual–for instance, it’s a story about journalism starring a woman of color…

T-Challa s Words

In the interview the man/actor reveals the wisdom of a king  

Why the Obamas’ Portrait Choices Matter

Barack and Michelle Obama don’t like to waste an opportunity, in word or action, to make larger points about contemporary life and culture. In that vein, their choices of artists for their official portraits in the collection of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery shine a spotlight on the state of American art. One is an established figurative…

Whats Done in the Dark with L A Banks

The rapidly approaching battle between Dark and Light threatens to destroy mankind in this action-packed new series from New York Times bestselling author L.A. Banks. Celeste Jackson never had much hope for the future—and certainly never imagined that she would be living in an abandoned warehouse in Philadelphia with her magnificent protector Azrael, the angel…

The City of Brass S. A. Chakraborty

  Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars and a mysterious gift for healing—are all tricks; both the means to the delightful end…