Things that are better than they should be.

Hey! A female gunslinger in a spaghetti western. What could I, author of a book with a female highway-person in a swashbuckling adventure novel, find interesting about that? Wait-- Is that Russell Crowe??

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J is for John Lackland.

So, how much similarity is there between the real life King John and the petulant, moustache-twirling, cartoonish villain of pop culture?  I'm so glad you asked. 

Moana’s Feminist Agenda

This trend in books and movies of clever and brave heroines with agency in their own stories is a real problem for people who prefer the good old days when a woman kept house until she fell in love with a handsome prince and got married.