Comic Books, in Black and White

Comic Books, in Black and White

The comic’s covers are also notable for their inclusive credits. Black, whose interior pages are drawn by Jamal Igle, lists those responsible for the inking (Robin Riggs), the gray tones (Derwin Roberson), the lettering (Dave Sharpe) and the editing (Sarah Litt) — contributions not generally included on comic book covers.

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Black’s creators Mr. Osajyefo, left, and Mr. Smith at Comic Con International in San Diego in July.

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Amid the usual fisticuffs of superhero comics, Black makes room for commentary about some neighborhood police officers — “They patrol the places, but don’t know the faces,” says an officer at the scene of the opening incident — and presents characters with a stake in each part of the conflict: Should the powers remain hidden? What to do with people secretly imprisoned by the government? Is a…

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'Twin Peaks' Recap: A Familiar Face Makes a Long-Awaited Return

'Twin Peaks' Recap: A Familiar Face Makes a Long-Awaited Return

Subscribe to A Twin Peaks Podcast: A Podcast About Twin Peaks – on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts – to unwrap the mysteries in EW’s after-show every Monday during the Showtime revival.

I found myself grieving the seven hours that remain of Twin Peaks: The Return all week leading up to Part 12. Yeah, I know: seven hours! That’s still a lot of TV! But the first 11 parts of David Lynch’s magnum opus have been such joy, knowing we’re closer to the end than the beginning is a bummer. Which is fitting. This limited series has been about many the things, but mortality has been at the heart of it: our painful awareness of our fragility and temporality, our destructive efforts to deny it, our need to find grace for it and make peace with it. Me already mourning the end of Twin Peaks: The Return here at the end of its second act? Call it the mid-life crisis of my Twin Peaks fandom. Can’t there be more? Please, David Lynch! Keep us once more from the…

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The Man Who Calls His Trolls to Talk It Out

The Man Who Calls His Trolls to Talk It Out

Multiple times each day, Dylan Marron opens his phone and reads a hate message. It might be about his voice, or his support for Black Lives Matter, or his sexual orientation. No matter the subject, a personal attack from a stranger always feels terrible. “You feel like total shit, that a human thinks this about you,” says Dylan Marron, creator of videos like “Every Single Word”, which cuts movies down to the words spoken by actors of color, and “Sitting in Bathrooms With Trans People”. “A message like, ‘You’re the reason this country is dividing itself’—you start thinking, what if they’re right?” Given the perennial watchword “don’t feed the trolls”, most people don’t even respond to their harasser, let alone call them on the phone—but that’s exactly what Marron did.

After receiving that Facebook private message in October 2016, he spent an hour on the phone with Josh, an 18-year-old who had also written that Marron’s opinions were “awful” and that “being…

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Columbia GSAPP's New "Extraction Lab" Will Launch in Black Rock Desert

Columbia GSAPP's New "Extraction Lab" Will Launch in Black Rock Desert

Columbia GSAPP’s New “Extraction Lab” Will Launch in Black Rock Desert

Columbia GSAPP’s Extraction Lab, led by Christoph Kumpusch, is a five year-long project beginning in August of this year with a student workshop at the 2017 Burning Man Festival in Black Rock Desert, Nevada. “With the desert as a canvas, and Burning Man as a context,” the project will deploy a roof structure into the heart of the gathering in order to—among other goals—”extract what is most absent in the landscape: water.” In this episode of GSAPP Conversations, Kumpusch outlines just what the new laboratory has planned.




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Check out ArchDaily’s favorite structures from the 2015 and 2016 manifestations of Burning Man.


Plan: 2017 Burning Man Festival installation. Image © GSAPP Conversations

Plan: 2017 Burning Man Festival installation. Image © GSAPP Conversations


Model of the installation at 2017 Burning Man Festival in Black Rock Desert, NV. Image © GSAPP Conversations

Model of the installation at 2017…

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Sarah Dunant: ‘The answers history gives us depend on the questions we ask it’

Sarah Dunant: ‘The answers history gives us depend on the questions we ask it’

Imagine yourself as a respectable married woman in 18th-century England, with a husband who regularly brings you home the finest chocolate. It’s probably just as well you don’t know that it is laced with mercury – a way of treating the syphilis which he fears he has passed on to you.

Or how about being a visitor to Venice in the 15th century and finding yourself guided though the canals by a black gondolier, one of a number of freed African house slaves in Renaissance culture in the years before the horrors of the Atlantic slave trade start to bite?

And then there is the experience of being a nun … And a particular convent in 19th-century Rome where favoured novices got to lie with their abbess who, having “initiated” them with her ministrations, reassured them any liquid that might have leaked between them was a sure sign of the holy spirit.

There has never been a richer moment for imaginative time travel. While popular culture is still largely fixated on those who…

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Revolutionizing the Co-working Tech Scene in Newark

Revolutionizing the Co-working Tech Scene in Newark

The vision of three founders of =SPACE, a game-changing shared space and incubator

At the forefront of a great technology revolution, Newark, New Jersey, is becoming the next booming tech hub.

Much of this advancement is made possible through Newark Fiber‘s Firebolt Wi-Fi; one of the fastest in broadband technology to date, offering up to 10,000 MB speeds to many Newark facilities and parks.

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The possibilities for many incoming tech innovators and entrepreneurs are endless, while being surrounded by tech powerhouses like Audible, Panasonic, Newark Venture Partners, and more.

Medina (who goes by that single name) and his co-founders Sean Hairston (CEO) and Rafael Roman (COO) of Medina=Citi, a Newark-based tech-enabled design agency, saw this growing potential nine years ago, when starting their business.

The founders launched =SPACE (pronounced “Equal Space”)—a co-working space and incubator in Newark. 

“Technology is…

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