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Behold Mike Mignola’s TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT San Diego Comic Con Poster!!

To be issued at a panel on Thursday July 24. Read the full article on AICN From TVLine comes this look at the San Diego Comic Con poster for the upcoming TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT TV special.    This image is from Mike Mignola - who Geeks may know as the creator of HELLBOY. Show More Summary

But I Digress flashback: 1971

Originally published February 23, 2001, in Comics Buyer’s Guide #1423–Special “1971? theme issue I think comic books just cost me a date with Debbie Moss, and that might be the last straw. I can’t believe I’m saying that. I mean, y’know, when I first started reading comics when I was five years old, I felt […]

Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal writes dozens of animal rights bills

If the state Legislature is indeed a zoo, Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal has a special place among the creatures. She has written laws giving judges the power to issue orders of protection to pets, limiting the testing of cosmetics on animals, and giving cities special powers to shut puppy mills.

Science Magazine Cover's Depiction of Trans Sex Workers Sparks Outrage

For the cover of its special HIV/AIDS issue, Science magazine chose to use an image of transgender sex workers in Jakarta. While the purported intent of doing so was to raise awareness about this "key affected population," many have taken issue with the fact that the photo in question is pretty damn objectifying and offensive. Read more...

Science Has a Gender Problem. Science Just Made It Worse.

The cover of Science magazine’s special AIDS and HIV issue hit mailboxes on Wednesday: It shows the legs and minidress-clad torsos of transgender sex workers in Jakarta. The women have breasts but no heads. “Staying a step ahead of HIV/AIDS,” reads the display text, a winking inch or so away from their stiletto heels. Show More Summary

The Problem With Science

[Content Note: Transphobia; misogyny; objectification; dehumanization of sex workers; exploitation.]The current issue of Science features a special section on Australia's successful approach to combating the spread of HIV/AIDS. To highlight the topic, Science plastered the cover with a photo of the disembodied legs of several women of color. Show More Summary

What's in the August issue?

Our August issue – a CGI special – is out next week. Subscribers get their copies first and it costs less than if you buy it in the shops. A bargain. Make sure you receive CR first each month by subscribing here...

Rock Creek Park is the heart of D.C. How can we make it even better?

5 days agoArts : Arts Post

Two questions for readers of The Post magazine’s special issue on Rock Creek Park: What do you  already like about the park? And what improvements would you like to see there? You should be well placed to answer those questions, which Rock Creek Conservancy wants to address as it figures where to put its resources […]

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' first look photo: Joss Whedon explains villain's motivation

With San Diego Comic-Con a week away, the first official look at "Avengers: Age of Ultron" has been revealed. On the cover of the special Comic-Con issue of EW stand Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America and Ultron,...Show More Summary

Creative Loafing wins three AAN awards for our John Lewis issue, editorial layout, and Fresh Loaf

Last weekend, several CL staffers drove up to Nashville for the 2014 Annual Association of Alternative Newsmedia convention. And we returned with not one, not two, but three awards! CL's special nonviolence issue, which was guest edited...Show More Summary

Zeroing in

6 days agoTechnology : Babbage

IN OUR special report on cyber-security in this week’s issue of The Economist, we highlighted the threat posed by so-called “zero-day vulnerabilities” in software. Spooks and cyber-criminals love to get their hands on these flaws because they are not yet widely known and so no “patch”, or fix, is available for them. Show More Summary

6 Wikipedia edits made from Capitol Hill

Congressional approval ratings are near all-time lows. Policy issues have taken a back seat on the campaign trail, special interests exert disproportionate influence in Washington, and gridlock between parties appears insurmountable....Show More Summary

Flesh And Stone Comic Preview

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

IDW Publishing‘s first Star Trek special comic is due out tomorrow, but fans can have a sneak peek of the issue today. The issue is titled Flesh and Stone, and features all of the doctors from the televised Trek series. In Flesh and Stone, “when a Starfleet medical conference is crashed by a deadly metamorphic […]

Questcor's Own Data Blatantly Shows A 31% Decline In Net Sales Of Acthar By Aetna, With Other Insurers Following Suit - Mallinckrodt Shareholders, Pay Attention

ByQuoth the Raven: Yesterday, it was announced formally that Questcor (NASDAQ:QCOR) and Mallinckrodt (NYSE:MNK) both issued their definitive proxy statements with regards to the proposed merger between the two companies. The specialShow More Summary

Gilbert Hernandez's limited-edition Harbringers cover, to benefit CBLDF (#SDCC)

6 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

Going to San Diego Comic Con? Be sure and drop by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's booth (#1920) to pick up this special Harbringer issue with a Gilbert Hernandez cover (see the full art here, exclusive to Boing Boing!), with proceeds to support the CBLDF's excellent anti-censorship work. Read the rest

Child Abuse at Christian Boot Camps Exposed After Survivors Speak Out

Growing up as a conservative Christian, I always heard about those one or two kids who got sent away to special "camps" after they had "issues" with their families over things like their sexuality. They'd disappear for a semester or a year with little explanation or fanfare. Show More Summary

Terry Richardson Shoots a Special 100-Page Issue of Playboy

On Friday, extremely controversial photographer Terry Richardson teased some images from an upcoming 100-page special issue of Playboy titled "California Dreamin'" (NSFW photos can be seen here on his blog). In an email to Jezebel, a spokesperson for the magazine called Richardson "a great partner" and said that while the... More »

Traumatized Family In St. Paul Wonders Why Home Was Searched In Violent SWAT Raid, Both Pets Murdered In Cold Blood

The SWAT team, or Special Weapons and Tactics, were made to engage certain situations which would require specific training over basic police and detective work. Certain situations such as the issue at a Santa Barbara neighborhood required the special team. Unfortunately, the SWAT are just doing their job, but there are some who can cause

Playboy Set to Release an Issue Shot Entirely by Terry Richardson

While some commercial and editorial clients are distancing themselves from Terry Richardson, others are celebrating their relationship with the photographer-slash-sexual harasser. Playboy magazine plans to release a 100-page special issue shot by their "great partner" Richardson called California Dreamin' in February of next year. (Images NSFW.) Read more...

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