Closing the Distance

Walking Distance by Lizzy Stewart Like Lizzy Stewart I like walking. I particularly like walking if I don’t have a destination or some kind of commitment to structure my path. What I really like is the independence and autonomy of walking. In Walking Distance Lizzy walks around London contemplating what it means to be an adult. She thinks of her cinematic role-models. Independent women making … Continue reading Closing the Distance

Iron Butterfly

The Legend of La Mariposa by James Lawrence La Mariposa is a luchadora, a legendary one at that. What, you may ask, is a luchadora? A female luchador obviously – a luchador being a masked Mexican wrestler. The flashy antics and crazy storylines of WWE owe a lot to the Mexican version of the sport – lucha libre. Mexican wrestlers are closer to superheroes, wearing … Continue reading Iron Butterfly

Captain Betsy

Cover of the Week – Captain Britain 13 – January 1986 The news from San Diego is that Excalibur is back. Well it has come back a couple of times before with mixed results so I will suspend my judgement on that announcement. One new feature is that Captain Britain will be Betsy Braddock – Brian’s sister and better known as Psylocke from the X-Men. … Continue reading Captain Betsy