I really enjoy reading NPR’s Monkey See blog, particularly Glen Weldon’s occasional musings on comics and graphic novels. I do find myself wishing he’d write more about manga, and while there’s a little “Be careful what you wish for…” in the mix, I think he offers a very readable overview of the current State of Things:
“The next time I came into work, I saw that he hadn’t given the books more prominent placement or allotted them any extra shelf space. Instead, he’d simply slapped a fancy embossed shelftag under them, reading:
“MAGNA [sic]: COMICS FOR GIRLS AND LADIES!!!!”
For bonus points, the blog is run by Linda Holmes, who wrote for Television Without Pity back when it was really, really good.