• Book Beat: They Can’t Kill Us All

    Book Beat: They Can’t Kill Us All0

    • September 14, 2017

    Hello all, Stephanie here again!  I was excited to find that there’s been a lot going on in the book and publishing industry this past week surrounding female authors, writers, and characters, particularly black women. Let’s get into it! In YA book news, the second book in Daniel Jose Older’s Shadowshaper Cypher series, Shadowhouse Fall, came

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  • Zine Review: Gringa

    Zine Review: Gringa0

    Gringa Kat Fajardo Kat Fajardo’s Gringa opens with a startling two-page spread: protestors, some angry, many gleeful, hold up signs bearing statements like “Diversity = White Genocide” and “Return to Sender.” It is a stark, frightening punch in the gut; a reminder that those who carry xenophobic mindsets are not ugly, black-hat-wearing villains, but people

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  • Review: Do You Miss Your Country?

    Review: Do You Miss Your Country?2

    Do You Miss Your Country? Monika Szydłowska Centrala A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  I don’t often talk about my father’s immigration. If I do, it’s usually because I’ve been directly asked about the “when” and “why,” and while the former response is simple, the

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  • Comics’ Infinite Scroll: To The Rim and Beyond

    Comics’ Infinite Scroll: To The Rim and Beyond0

    The launch of Stela, a new comics app which publishes titles optimized for the downward scrolling function of smartphones, has kicked up some talk about Scott McCloud’s Reinventing Comics. Published in 2000 as a sequel to Understanding Comics, Reinventing Comics considers the kinds of innovations that McCloud believed would advance the medium. He paid particular attention to

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  • Ten Things I Have Learned About Mental Illness from Jenny Lawson

    Ten Things I Have Learned About Mental Illness from Jenny Lawson0

    I have been in therapy for over a decade now. I have tried a variety of medications and experienced a variety of diagnoses—mostly with the same theme: depression, anxiety, obsessive-depressive, obsessive-compulsive like symptoms, and so on. The Bloggess Jenny Lawson has depression, severe anxiety, avoidant personality disorder, occasional depersonalization disorder, self-harm issues, OCD, and trichotillomania.

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  • Zine Review: Jane: Documents from Chicago’s Clandestine Abortion Service 1968-1973

    Zine Review: Jane: Documents from Chicago’s Clandestine Abortion Service 1968-19730

    Jane: Documents from Chicago’s Clandestine Abortion Service 1968-1973 Firestarter Press, 2004 January 22nd marked the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. Perhaps it is more apt to say it sort of legalized abortion as, according to a recent article from Mother Jones, over 1,000 state laws restricting abortion

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