- Fifty Shades of Grey and the Twilight Pro-Fic Phenomenon, by Aja Romano at The Mary Sue. [I'm not a fan of either, but I am a fan of filing off the serial number and of starting fan-run publishing houses.]
- NY Times to YA Publishing: Stop Being So Girly, by Aja Romano at The Mary Sue. [More well-rounded female main characters, please, not less!]
- What it Means to Be a Geek, by Becky Chambers at The Mary Sue.
- Star Trek: Into Darkness Goes, and Goes, Just Not Very Boldly, by Zoe Chevat at The Mary Sue. [tl;dr: Abrams Trek is inferior to Star Trek. And I agree. TOS and allt he Trek spinoffs have plenty of missed opportunities and problematic bits, but they're still better than the Reboot movies.]
- Kids Cosplay at Comic-Con 2013!, by Susana Polo at The Mary Sue. [These are so freaking adorable.]
- Genderswap and Other Cosplay with a Twist at Comic-Con 2013! by Susana Polo at The Mary Sue. [These are all pretty badass.]
- Little Girls Dressed as Superheroes are Drawn as Those Superheros, and We Would Definitely Read Comics About Them, by Isabella Kapur at The Mary Sue. [These are really awesome. Also, sorry about all the The Mary Sue stuff (especially since Dan Abrams clearly doesn't know what a Mary Sue is), but I get TVTropes'd/Wiki-walked/whatever-you-care-t
o-call-it pretty easily.]
- The Boy Who Lived Forever, by Lev Grossman at Time.com. [A good article for people new to fandom and fanfiction.]
- The Surgeon helping women after genital mutilation, by Linda Pressly at BBC News. [TW for abuse.]
- The Fan Fiction Rant, by Robin Hobb. [He makes some good points, but I personally think that fanfic is good writing exercise and I enjoy the reading and the writing of fanfic too much to ever leave fandom.]
- From chillingeffects.org via The Internet Archive WayBack Machine, Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers) about Fan Fiction.
- Fandom Wank recap of a discussion of fanfiction between Diana Gabaldon and fandom.
- From (LJ)kate_nepveu, An open letter to professionally-published authors who despise fanfic of their own works. [Very blunt and to the point.]
- Kirk Cameron Tells Us the Two Things Atheists Have to Believe... and They're Both Wrong, by Hemant Mehta at The Friendly Atheist.
- Avengers Trivia from IMDB.
Also, clicky: the animal rescue site, the child health site, the literacy site, the rainforest site, the breast cancer site, and the hunger site. :)