News from Entertainment Weekly:
Meet Kamala Khan, a Jersey City teenager who hangs out with her friends, gets in trouble with her parents…and on occasion, saves the world.
The story of Ms. Marvel’s success is something of a superhero journey in of itself. Debuting in 2014, the series, written by G. Willow Wilson with art by Adrian Alphona (Runaways, Uncanny X-Force) was the brainchild of Wilson, Alphona, Marvel editor Stephen Wacker and Marvel Director of Content and Character Development Sana Amanat. As the company’s first Muslim American superhero — and a female one, at that — Kamala represented a new level in what Marvel had previously achieved with the wave of books presented under their Marvel NOW! initiative: popular series that focused on telling the humanity-based stories of characters like Hawkeye, Captain Marvel, Thor, and Black Widow. While comic fans and readers around the world responded with critical acclaim, the book shot to the top of the New York Times Best Seller list, becoming Marvel’s best selling digital comic of 2014 and garnering a 2014 Eisner nomination.
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News from The Providence Journal:
“It’s a Long Story: My Life,” by Willie Nelson with David Ritz, read by Christopher Ryan Grant with an introduction read by Nelson, plus a PDF of photos and an original Nelson song. Unabridged, 9.5 hours. Hachette Audio, $ 35.
Willie Nelson is a proud musical outlaw. And a steadfast believer in the old-time Southern Christian faith. And a devotee of the teachings of clairvoyant psychic Edgar Cayce.
If your head is spinning, imagine Nelson’s. Maybe that’s why another thing he believes in is the power of the “good herb,” marijuana, which he smokes at every opportunity for its ability to both soothe and heighten. (These days, at age 82, with his lungs not what they used to be, he vapes his pot instead of using traditional joints.)
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