Wonder Women through History

WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines from Vaquera Films on Vimeo.

Short notice since I thought this was airing later, but tonight, in a new installment of PBS’ Independent Lens series of documentaries, is the nationwide TV premiere of Kristy Guevara-Flanagan‘s Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines.  The movie looks at how depictions of female characters in popular media, especially superheroes, reflected changing attitudes towards women and women’s issues throughout American history, starting with the grandmommy of them all, Wonder Woman!

You can learn more about the film on PBS’s site for it, including additional air times.  PBS has an interview with the director as does Newsarama.

This double feature might’ve worked better if I’d posted a bit earlier, but PBS has a web-series called Off Book on new forms of artistic expression, and there’s one on Webcomics!

Lucy Knisley is an interviewee, and they show a whooole lot of xkcd and SMBC

Express Subway to Vancouver

As an avid fan of public transportation, I was pretty excited about this new installment of Randall Munroe’s xkcd:

xkcd's Subways of North America

Randall Munroe‘s Subways of North America, 2013

It took me a while to understand what I was looking at exactly, but I think he’s just linked different subway systems based on color of the lines?  Looking at the NYC section, it seems to conform pretty well to the actual subway map, so I guess they’re all intact, just connected?  Pretty to look at, at any rate…