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John Berger (RIP) and Susan Sontag Take Us Inside the Art of Storytelling (1983)

"Somebody dies," says John Berger. "It's not just a question of tact that one then says, well, perhaps it is possible to tell that story," but "it's …

Greet the New Year With January's Must-Read Scifi and Fantasy Books

It’s a new year, so it’s time to add some new books to your shelf, too. January brings a bumper crop of science fiction and fantasy, with a little …

Books

The Ongoing Voice Actor's Strike Is More Than Just a Little Drama

Reporter Ian Williams digs into the intricacies of the 2016 SAG-AFTRA strike, and offers a look ahead at what's to come.<p><i>Header Illustration by Sophia Foster-Diminio.</i><i>Welcome to the Waypoint High School Class of 2016 Yearbook. We're giving out</i> senior superlatives <i>to our favorite games, digging into</i> …

2016 Comic Book Year in Review

By any measure, 2016 has been an interesting, exhausting, baffling year. However, despite a general air floating around the collective consciousness …

Graphic Novels

I’m a server, not your sex toy: Some advice to the next dude who wants to comment on my looks

There are certain things you should consider before hitting on the woman pouring your beer — let me name a few<p><i>We're re-running this story as part of a countdown of the year's best personal essays. To read all the entries in the series, click here.</i> <br>Recently, a young man walked into the bar where I …

The Japanese parents who apologise for their children

<b>Apologies are common in Japan, indeed it is virtually a cliche about the country. But 2016 has seen some controversial public acts of contrition - notably parents standing up before the public to say sorry for their adult children's alleged criminal offences.</b><b>Yuzuha Oka explores what lies behind</b> …

‘Deconstruction comics’ and the future of memes

The absolute best and most important meme happening in the waning days of 2016 is known by a few names: “increasingly verbose,” “deconstruction …

One of 2016’s best shows and one of its best books both used surrealism to explore the black experience

Both Atlanta and The Underground Railroad aim to make the black American experience visceral.<p>Early in “The Jacket,” the first-season finale of FX’s terrific new comedy <i>Atlanta</i>, protagonist Earn (Donald Glover) leaves the apartment he unexpectedly woke up in after a wild time the night before.<p>As he …

My Prison Cell: A Place Kept Compulsively Clean

I_n February, Jennifer Lackey, a philosophy professor at Northwestern University, where I teach journalism, invited me to speak to a class she teaches at the Stateville Correctional Center, a maximum-security prison an hour outside of Chicago. Her students, fifteen men, are all serving long …

‘Fan-O-Rama: A Futurama Fan Film’: Watch the 30 Minute Live-Action Tribute to the Cult Cartoon

Cinema Relics has released the full film for fans to enjoy.<p>Back in July a “Fan-O-Rama: A Futurama Fan Film” trailer made its way online which teased …

Civil War II Is Finally Over, and We All Lost

Mere days before 2016 comes to a close, Marvel’s “summer” event series <i>Civil War II</i> has released its last issue. But <i>Civil War II</i> wasn’t going to go …

Comics

One of 2016’s Most Effective Comic-Book Panels Features Just a Door and Some Text

This week, IDW Publishing and DC Entertainment teamed up to put out a compilation of short comics entitled <i>Love Is Love</i>, a fundraising effort created …

Images: Miscellaneous Comic Book Style Illustrations That Features Scanners, Bewitched, and Other Original Work

This is a collection of illustrations from artist William Dalebout.<p>It is a mix of different pieces of work from 2016 that includes some original and …

In the Operating Room During Gender Reassignment Surgery

Behind the scenes with identical twin Emmie Smith during her medical transition.<p>Before August 30, 2016, getting stitches at age seven was the most time Emmie Smith had ever spent in a hospital.<p>That morning, she swapped her plaid shirt and jean shorts for a gown, tucked her hair into a cap, and …

Time I

Will Amy Schumer overcome Grammy bias against women to win Best Comedy Album?

The Grammys are about more than just music. The recording academy also rewards comedy and spoken word recordings, and this year <b>Amy Schumer</b> picked up …

Entertainment

How One Groundbreaking Publisher Got Us To Take Comics Seriously

Today no one looks twice when graphic novels (aka “really long comic books”) are best-sellers, get respectful reviews in the <i>New York Times</i> or are the subject of serious academic study. No one clutches their pearls when the works of comic art masters like Robert Crumb or Charles Burns are exhibited …

The Best Board Games of 2016 – Scythe

<i>2016 turned out to be one of the biggest years for board games. We saw some of our favorite developers hit the shelves yet again with a couple of</i> …

Board Games

Man’s Early Enemy, Was Created by Two Squabbling Comics Giants

The earliest adventures of the world’s greatest superheroes often feature villains who have ended up more or less lost to time. Superman’s first foe …

Four important queer moments in pop culture in 2016

As far as pop culture is concerned, 2016 was really dang queer. This year, the LGBTQ+ community flourished and fought back, was torn down and built itself back up again. It suffered the loss of David Bowie, Prince and George Michael, three LGBTQ+ cultural icons, while also facing horrific tragedy …

The Best Anime for Beginners to Watch

Back when I was in middle school, my cousin Jen came over and showed me a video tape that blew my tiny mind apart. It was <i>Sailor Moon</i>, and it was …

Real-world whistleblowing vs Malcolm Gladwell's bizarre theory of whistleblowing

Malcolm Gladwell has an article in this month's New Yorker that dismisses Edward Snowden's claims to legitimacy and legal protection, while elevating …

Let Emma Watson's Year In Books Inspire Your 2017 Reading List

She's lit.<p>When you consider the series that made her a household name, it’s not that shocking to note that Emma Watson is quite literary.<p>This year, the British actress released her 2016 reading list on Goodreads for all of us to enjoy. Over the course of the past 366 days, the former “Harry Potter” …

The Best Anime To Binge-Watch Over Winter Vacation

Winter vacation is for binge-watching anime. It’s what you’re probably going to do anyway between family meals and sleeping, so let’s just be honest …

The best comic books of 2016

Stop what you’re doing and pick up The Flintstones.<p>Comic books, more than ever, aren’t just about superheroes.<p>In 2016, comic writers, artists, and editors once again proved that there’s life beyond Marvel and DC Comics, beyond our favorite caped crusaders and mighty mutants. We will always have …

The 11 best science fiction and fantasy novels of 2016

Fill your bookshelves, fill your mind<p>We’re living in a world that looks increasingly like science fiction, so I find myself looking to the genre not for predictions of what the future holds but for some guidance for dealing with this strange and changing world. 2016 was a difficult year, but a …

The 9 best comics we read in 2016

We’re heavily invested in sci-fi, fantasy, and superheroes here at Daily Dot Parsec, and 2016 provided a bumper crop of amazing new comics. So many, …

Graphic Novels