And we're the damn website that listed 'em.
When Lin-Manuel Miranda departs Hamilton tonight, it will mark something of the end of an era for the groundbreaking Broadway musical. Though the show will run for many years to come—including a sit-down production in Chicago—it will do so without its creator at the helm. In honor of how dramatically Miranda’s show has changed the […]Read More
I empathize with Duke freshmen who are concerned they'll go to hell for doing their summer reading. But I empathize more with the people Fun Home was written about.Read More
While it's no secret that the Bechdel Test has its roots in several places, its being featured in Alison Bechdel's 1985 comics classic, Dykes to Watch Out For, cemented it as being associated with Bechdel. Well now, she'd like to change that.Read More
*Sighs herself into oblivion*
Honestly, the only part of this story that surprises me is that Duke picked Fun Home as mandatory reading. Way to go, I guess, Duke?Read More
Three Alisons, one awesome adaptation.
We've been keeping an eye on the musical adaptation of Alison Bechdel's critically acclaimed graphic novel memoir, Fun Home, since word of the project was first announced back in 2011. The Fun Home musical, written by playwright Lisa Kron and composer Jeanine Tesori, has had an amazing life since then, and is now coming to Broadway!Read More
Yes, HeForShe. You have correctly identified The Mary Sue's interests.
"The purpose of a woman in ’50s science fiction “was to make the man look good, and scream when the bug-eyed monsters came in. My mother hated that trope; and she said, you know, ‘If a bug-eyed monster was invading my home, I’d find the nearest frying pan and beat the crap out of him!’"Read More
Petition to start calling it the "Genius Bechdel Test."
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation recently announced the names of the 21 recipients for their 2014 grant, and guess who got one? Well, okay, you don't have to, because her name's in the headline—it's Alison Bechdel! Hooray!Read More
Which series fares best? Hint: It's WAY cool.
A little over a year ago, with the help of a few other Trekkies I met through Tumblr, I took on a huge but super-fun project: running each and every live-action Star Trek episode—from The Original Series through Enterprise—through the Bechdel Test.Read More