Ray Harryhausen passed away last week. This has been noted by people more qualified than I to discuss the master of stop-motion magic—Rick Baker, Adam Savage, Todd Masters, George Lucas, Peter Jackson, and more. The superhuman talent and perseverance evident in a Harryhausen effects sequence can easily be seen in countless visual effects artists since he first brought his creations to frame-by-frame life on the big screen. That makes sense. So how can I really say anything of worth when I say that I was also profoundly influenced by the artistry of Ray Harryhausen? With modesty, and a story about Clash of the Titans. Continue reading…
NPR talks about romance written by and for people of color with authors Brenda Jackson, Michelle Monkou, Camy Tang and romance critic Sarah Wendell at the Romance Writers of American convention. (The radio piece is stronger than the written synopsis).
At Smart Bitches, Trashy Books, Sarah shares answers to her question, “What did you want to do in 1994?”
Linda Holmes profiles Smart Bitches, Trashy Books‘ Sarah Wendell and her new book, Everything I Know About Love I Learned From Romance Novels. Holmes writes that Wendell “remains one of the best explorers I know of the interesting aspects of things typically deemed lowbrow and unimportant, and this book is a great example.” There’s also [...]
Sarah Wendell and Candy Tan occupy some interesting real estate in the romance world; a previously untenanted corner of Innernet and Romancelandia. Smart Bitches, Trashy Books is a different sort of headspace when it comes to a website about Romance novels. It’s frank, forthright, and not above fart jokes. Wendell and Tan don’t just review [...]
Smart Bitches Candy Tan and Sarah Wendell talk man-titty vs. man-boobs, Romance masculinity and their favorite bad euphemisms, but don’t too much into the heroine’s “magic hoo-hoo” with Australian comedian and radio host, Alan Brough. Hilarity ensues! (We can’t recommend the Smart Bitches, Trashy Novels site enough, whether you read romance or not).