• “It’s better to be lonely together” – Isolation in Courtney Crumrin

    “It’s better to be lonely together” – Isolation in Courtney Crumrin4

    Courtney Crumrin Written, Drawn, and Lettered by Ted Naifeh Colored by Warren Wucinich Collected Hardcovers, Oni Press, 2012-2015 Courtney Crumrin is, in a lot of ways, a typical protagonist for YA literature. She’s an outcast who hates the “phonies” who populate her school, and while not quite an archetypal Chosen One, her magic seems more powerful

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  • Dominic Toretto: The Failed Family Man of Fate of the Furious

    Dominic Toretto: The Failed Family Man of Fate of the Furious3

    No one watches The Fast and the Furious movies for grumbly, mumbly, sometimes shouty strong man, Dominic Toretto. Well, I guess some people must, but as the series continues and the crew grows and the scope of its heists and missions along with it, Dom Toretto, king of the street racers and, lately, international super-something, has

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  • We Conceive: Rachel Masilamani’s NON PARTUM

    We Conceive: Rachel Masilamani’s NON PARTUM0

    “We Conceive” is the last update in Rachel Masilamani’s NON PARTUM series, published by Mutha Magazine in June of 2015. While I’d been writing about the series, one by one, as it came out, I fell off by the time this one came out, because certain elements of Masilimani’s comic about health, trauma, and trying to

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  • Merry Scary Christmas: Gremlins Just Gets Me

    Merry Scary Christmas: Gremlins Just Gets Me0

    I have never liked Christmas. I’m a child of divorce. Any fall or winter holidays in my childhood consisted of being passed back and forth because of custody agreements, regardless of what I, the child in question, actually wanted. Christmas especially was a nightmare of being shunted between three sets of grandparents and two parents,

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  • #TIFF16 Review: Lion Is an Unforgettable Adoption Story

    #TIFF16 Review: Lion Is an Unforgettable Adoption Story0

    Not many people know that I was actually kind of adopted twice. Once taken from India at the age of one, and again at the age of twelve by my mother. A lot of people when they first meet me ask me if I’m from India, and my answer is always, “No, well, not really

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  • There’s an Ekans in My Boot! – Pokémon Go Review

    There’s an Ekans in My Boot! – Pokémon Go Review0

    When it’s eleventy-billion degrees outside, the only thing that my kids and I want to do is wander around a park for hours on end, sweat pouring down our faces and battling the initial stages of heat stroke. That’s right. We’re playing Pokémon GO.

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