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Yearly Archives: 2007

Again, Why I’m Angry

Benazir Bhutto assassinated Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday in the wake of a suicide bombing that killed at least 14 of her supporters, doctors, a spokesman for her party and other officials said. Bhutto suffered bullet wounds in the aftermath of

Fantasy Booklist

The third and final part of the Fantasy Literature Roundtable is up today at Fantasy magazine. (Read parts One and Two as well.) In this section the panelists recommended several excellent fantasy books by and about People of Color. I made a list of the

Happy Holidays

Oh look at me being politically correct! And warring on Christmas! Just a quick note to say Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Go Kwanzaa, Up With Solstice, and other festival greetings to my readers. I hope you’re all safe, loved, and happy this season.

On the passing of Ike Turner

Ike Turner is gone. Predictably, people can’t stop talking about That Movie and about Tina. One thing I keep hearing is that, though Ike was a great musician and pioneer, all people can talk about is his abusive nature and drug habit. What a shame

Catherynne Valente : Many Voices

A little over a year ago I met a writer named Catherynne Valente at an SF con. Since then I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know one of the most amazing people on the planet and acquainting myself with her fabulous fiction. My favorite

Talk to me about Fantasy

This weekend I’m putting together an online roundtable of writers, readers and editors to talk about their favorite and must-read Fantasy books and stories by or about PoC from 2007 (and in general). I also want to have some discussion of the problematic issues with

Radio Daze

I’m very much enjoying the discussion about feminism in the previous post, so I’m reluctant to start a new topic (and I still haven’t finished my essays on the subject).  Instead, I will mention that I was on the News & Notes Blogger Roundtable again