• What is Journalism? A Review of Rolling Blackouts

    What is Journalism? A Review of Rolling Blackouts0

    Rolling Blackouts: Dispatches from Turkey, Syria, and Iraq Sarah Glidden Drawn + Quarterly October 2016 A review copy was provided by the publisher. What is journalism? This is the primary question cartoonist Sarah Glidden pursued while traveling through Turkey, Iraq and Syria in 2010. Glidden’s friends and co-founders of The Seattle Globalist, Sarah Stuteville and

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  • Comics Are For Everyone, Or So We Say: Goodbye, Comics and Cola

    Comics Are For Everyone, Or So We Say: Goodbye, Comics and Cola0

    For the past five years, Comics and Cola has been a reliable source of information, connection and reflection upon… comics. Very little Cola content. But Zainab Akhtar has had enough of the Islamophobia that’s permeated comics so blazing since #jesuisCharlie, and before and after that, and all through everything. She doesn’t want to be a

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  • Copyediting: What Even IS That? Four Copyeditors Discuss The Matter

    Copyediting: What Even IS That? Four Copyeditors Discuss The Matter1

    Back in May, Claire—WWAC’s Features and Opinions Editor—and Jasmine—the co-editor of The Psychedelic Journal—had a little roundtable discussion on editing and what it’s all about. This got us—the copyediting team here at WWAC—thinking. Perhaps we should have a little roundtable of our own. “Copyediting?” “What even is that?” “Why do you need a copyeditor?” “Don’t

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  • I’m Loving: Mind of a Chef

    I’m Loving: Mind of a Chef4

    • August 29, 2015

    I am a foodie—un-ironically, unabashedly. I love to cook; I love to eat. Cookbooks are like porn for me. I nerd out on food writing, food history, and cultural analyses of food at the intersections of race, class, and gender. I get irrationally upset over poorly written or edited recipes. I don’t have cable, because

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  • I’m Not Charlie, and Neither are You. So Who ARE You? Where’s Your Stand?

    I’m Not Charlie, and Neither are You. So Who ARE You? Where’s Your Stand?0

    Using cartooning to provoke and punish people makes cartooning an instrument of cruelty. It’s easy to say that nothing can devalue or tarnish a form of art or a medium, but it’s harder to sit down your human emotions and sense of connection and tell it that a scene isn’t souring and widely dangerous. Headlines

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  • The End of The Nib…or is it?

    The End of The Nib…or is it?0

    The Nib, which has garnered a reputation as one of the best sites for comics, is no more. Sort of. The past few days have been filled with despair and mourning, and speculation about  its future. Yesterday, The Beat published an article that neatly presented what we knew and when we knew it, as well as

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