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New Podcast Explores Marvel Movies

The Wall Street Journal and editor Ben Fritz are releasing a new, four-part podcast series called With Great Power: The Rise of Superhero Cinema. The podcast will explore the 21st century’s fascination (and fatigue) with superhero movies. Fritz will talk to a wide range of people on the podcast, from Avi Arad, former Marvel general counsel John Turitzin, and former Marvel Studios chairman David Maisel to former Sony Pictures movie chief Amy Pascal, former DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson and X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner. With Great Power will be part of The Journal, the flagship daily podcast of The Wall Street Journal. Episodes will be released on July 5, 6, 7, and 9 on all podcast platforms.

Jada Pinkett Smith Reveals Title of Upcoming Memoir

Jada Pinkett Smith has revealed the title and the cover of her highly-anticipated upcoming memoir. “I had so many people encourage me to write a book,” she told PEOPLE. “But I was believing that my journey was not a worthy journey. But when I saw it on paper — I couldn’t help but look at myself and say, wow. What a life.” The book is titled Worthy, because Pinkett Smith says “the journey itself is worthy. Every journey. And we’re all worthy while we’re in it, you know? And I think a lot of times so many of us lose the idea of our own self-worth. I wanted to write about my journey to self-worth in a real way. And it’s been a real struggle, and I think that that will be the part that will be most surprising to the reader.” Worthy is out October 17, and Pinkett Smith will follow the release with a book tour.

Leslye Headland to Direct Netflix Adaptation of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo for Netflix

Leslye Headland will be directing Netflix’s adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s bestselling novel The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. Headland is the showrunner of the Netflix series Russian Doll, and she’s also directed feature films like Bachelorette and About Last Night. Liz Tigelaar wrote the script for the Evelyn Hugo adaptation. Liza Chasin is producing for 3Dot Productions, and Brad Mendelsohn will produce for Circle of Confusion. Jenkins Reid and Margaret Chernin will executive produce the project.

Never Too Young: Why Kids Deserve Queer-Friendly Libraries

The kids are more prepared than most adults to understand and expect acceptance for all in school libraries (and beyond!).