We’re clearing out our tabs again, and OK, it’s not really all Rey. We’ve got cooking in space, the ignorant flavor of misogyny, burial-mound-shaped cake, and that’s not all.
Digging into the Past with Burial Mound Cakes (Nippon.com): OK, so you know kofun, the megalithic tombs of ancient Japan? And you know how Japan has awesome baked goods? Well…
(Bonus: “Begin Japanology” episodes on confectionery and burial mounds)
Sponsorships are again available at beloved sf/f/h bookstore Borderlands Books.
The not-so-secret history of comics drawn by women (The Guardian): Apparently some people who know very little about comics have managed to wind up in charge of a comics award.
Cooking with the Stars (Lucky Peach): Astronaut Sandra Magnus has attempted cooking in space. The LP article summarizes the story, but NASA also hosts a story with photos and Magnus’ journals.
The Science Fiction of David Bowie (JSTOR Daily)
David Bowie in Historical Costume (Frock Flicks)
NASA’s latest class of astronauts is 50 percent female and could be heading to Mars (NYT)
Department of Rey (spoilers!)
Everything Rey Does is Plausible (intergalactic-zoo.tumblr.com)
So this whole Rey Mary Sue thing just kept twigging me (goddammitstacey.tumblr.com)