• Canada Reads: In Defence of Saleema Nawaz’s Bone & Bread

    Canada Reads: In Defence of Saleema Nawaz’s Bone & Bread0

    Bone & Bread was first published in 2012, but four years later it still feels timely. It opens with Beena coping with the death of her younger sister, Sadhana, but as it goes on it tells the story of their lives, from when they were children to when Beena’s own child is getting ready to

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  • Into: Now Our Lives are Stranger

    Into: Now Our Lives are Stranger0

    Welcome to An Adventure in Small Games, a monthly series focused on games that cost less than $20, ideally less than $10. In this series, Eve Golden Woods will focus on the indie game and what it has to offer the world of gaming. There will be spoilers. This month Eve takes a look at Into or I Turned

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  • Elektra’s Silence and Victimization in Dark Reign

    Elektra’s Silence and Victimization in Dark Reign0

    This month, Netflix’s Daredevil series adds a much-anticipated character: Elektra. Elektra debuted in Marvel comics in the 1980s. The recap page of the 2009 miniseries Dark Reign: Elektra describes her thusly: “Elektra Natchios was the most dangerous woman in the world: an assassin, master martial artist, and weapons expert.” I had never read any comics starring Elektra,

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  • Kill the Fatphobia: Fat Girls in YA

    Kill the Fatphobia: Fat Girls in YA8

    Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky is a recent young adult novel about a group of fangirl friends who kidnap a member of their favorite boy band, The Ruperts. The first major description given of Apple, the fat girl in the group, is this: “Apple’s forehead crinkled, and having no food on hand to

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  • Is Tank Girl Still the Girl You Want?

    Is Tank Girl Still the Girl You Want?1

    Riding on the heels of the successfully crowd funded 21st Century Tank Girl we’re getting another Tank Girl run from Titan Comics–Two Girls One Tank, written by Tank Girl co-creator Alan Martin with art by Brett Parson. But is Tank Girl still the girl you want, or is this new run going to be just as

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  • The Working Class Substitute to the American Girl Dolls

    The Working Class Substitute to the American Girl Dolls0

    What I love and simultaneously resent most about sites and online magazines, like Bustle, Buzzfeed, The Hairpin, and The Toast, is how they fuel my childhood nostalgia. It’s like kids born in the 1980s are retroactively trying to create online fan cultures over fandoms and cultural artifacts long past their expiration date (which is really

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