And Then? And Then?

Thirty years ago (give or take) new Sunday Popeye cartoonist Randy Milholland
had his dreams bashed by his first grade teacher.

And then…

© Randy Milholland


New York magazine audio editorial director Hanna Rosin tweeted about a new movie.

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And then…

After deleting the tweet, Rosin issued an apology.

Vanity Fair carries the story.

Alison Bechdel has spoken. The cartoonist has weighed in on a debate sparked by a rogue tweet from New York magazine audio editorial director Hanna Rosin that criticized the gay Hulu rom-com Fire Island for failing to pass the Bechdel Test—a litmus test that judges films on whether they feature at least two female characters who talk to each other about something other than a man.

© Alison Bechdel

Pink News also reports.

The Bechdel Test, named after lesbian cartoonist Alison Bechdel, measures how many named women discuss something other than men in films and other media.

The update on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice starring Joel Kim Booster and Bowen Jang was met with favourable reviews – but Rosin was not among them.


The 2022 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs started with 3 Canadian teams.

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© Montreal Gazette/Terry Mosher

Yeah! ‘Murika!


A Mighty Girl published I am Dolly Parton.

[W]e’re thrilled to present I Am Dolly Parton, the newest addition to Brad Meltzer’s bestselling series, Ordinary People Change the World!

With appealing artwork by Christopher Eliopolous.

© Forty-Four Steps, Inc. and Christopher Eliopolous

And then…

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The Columbia Daily Tribune announced a reduced publication schedule.


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Sometimes with important decisions, it’s best to take a pause to further consider whether it’s the right decision at the right time.

This includes the Columbia Daily Tribune’s previously planned change from seven print days per week to three that we announced last month. For now, the Tribune will remain status quo with print editions every day.

Under a national decision by Gannett, which owns the Tribune and more than 200 other newspapers across the USA Today Network, all changes to the number of print editions published per week are being paused while the company analyzes new data and takes into consideration valuable input from our subscribers.

So not all Gannett decisions are carved in stone.


to Mike Rhode for a couple of the above.