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Thursday News: SCOTUS denies cert in Superman case, interview with Zane, Black women in British history exhibit, and Gif enhanced manuscripts

Thursday News: SCOTUS denies cert in Superman case, interview with Zane,...

That agreement was executed in the aftermath of Shuster’s death, when Peavy wrote to Warner subsidiary DC and asked the company to pay her brother’s final debts and expenses. DC agreed and also increased survivor benefits, but the company’s executive vp at the time, Paul Levitz, admonished, “This agreement would represent the author/heir’s last and final deal with DC and would fully resolve any past, present or future claims against DC.” –Hollywood Reporter

TR: Addicted pushed a lot of boundaries in its exploration of black women’s sexuality when it was released. How do you think the perception of black women’s sexuality has changed since Addicted came out?

Zane: I think women are more open about their feelings; they feel more liberated. I’ve had many women in their 40s and 50s tell me that they had never had an orgasm. Reading my books has made them open up enough to say what [they] want. If you really want someone to fall in love with you, the real you, you have to be transparent about who you are. And that includes your sexuality. There is nothing wrong with having desires—everybody has fantasies. –The Root

Now the organisers of an exhibition at the recently opened Black Cultural Archives (in Windrush Square in Brixton, south London) are hoping to skewer some myths regarding black life in the British Isles. The archives’ inaugural exhibition, Re-imagine: Black Women in Britain, has brought together a number of black women who made the country their home over the centuries. The stories of these women and their contributions to British life are a necessary corrective to the idea that we are somehow “new” to Britain. Consider Mary Prince, an enslaved woman from Bermuda – whose personal account of slavery was published in 1831, and was the first account of the life of a black woman in Britain. “I have been a slave myself,” she wrote. “The man that says slaves be quite happy in slavery – that they don’t want to be free – that man is either ignorant or a lying person. I never heard a slave say so.” She eventually lived and worked at the home of the Scottish writer Thomas Pringle, secretary of the Anti-Slavery Society. –The Guardian

Dear Author

Thursday Afternoon Haiku “The Watchmen” Graphic Novel by Alan Moore (writer)...

This? Legendary.
At least to comic book fans
I am piqued by hype

book review First impression: LOOOOOOOONG.
Story is intricate and
Convoluted too.

Quick recap for newbs:
Watchmen used to be heroes
Govt made them retire

One ends up murdered
The others reunite to
Try and save the world.

The heroes are a
Bit hard to like. Let’s recap:
Rorschach? Psychotic.

Silk Spectre II? Only
Girl and romantic interest
She’s wishy-washy

Night Owl II? A dud.
Doctor Manhattan? BLUE WANG.
Ozzy? Too remote.

That’s the thing here
None of these characters are
Noble, likeable

Felt more like a big
Character study than epic
Heroic saga

There is a romance
Love triangle between girl,
Blue dude, and the dud

Did I mention that
This is a really LONG book?
Felt endless to me

Boat? Must have missed it.
Kept waiting for it to blow
Me away. Just blows.

Joke. Wasn’t that bad.
Wasn’t that great either, too.
Might just be over-hype.

But in the end, what
Does it say that I liked
the psycho guy best?

Too long, dense and no
one to root for. Add unsexy
Blue pecker. C grade.

This book can be purchased in paperback from Amazon.