Month: December 2014

“Percy Jackson could be Homer.”

Recommended Listening: On this week’s episode of CBC’s The Sunday Edition, Michael Enright interviewed literary historian, Adam Nicholoson. His new book, The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters, argues that the Illiad is, well, the best thing ever, and that Homer continues to be of enormous cultural importance. Obvs, Adam! This segment is worth a listen…

The Return of The Binder: Top Ten Things You’ll Find In Mitt Romney’s Binders Full of Women

10. Steven Moffat’s “folder of women.” 9. Irrelevant comics professionals stewing over cosplayers. 8. “Ethics” in Gaming. 7. People who still don’t understand what Feminism is. 6. Journalistic fuck up on sexual assault followed by victim blaming apology. 5. Television telling us it’s morally obligated to believe the accused rapist. 4. Erotic artist’s rendition of a female…

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Multifarious

Haunting Women I first saw Carly Janine Mazur’s illustrations in the pages of Nightmare Magazine. She’s a Connecticut based artist who works primarily in oils and acrylic, and her work is definitely on the dark and haunting side. Similarly, Craww’s work features horned figures, birds, and women’s faces tilting upwards. Much of the shapes happen organically…

R/W: Resolve, Rethink, and Write [GIFs]

My deepest regret for 2014 is that I spent so little time writing. Instead, I focused on growing the site — worth the attention, obviously, and it did pay off. But I’ve been wanting to get back into a rhythm of writing substantively, regularly, and without agony. Then Angel tweeted about building a personal blog calendar and whoa — whoa,…

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Life Geek!: 12/11/14-12/25/14

Claire I was walking briskly past Holland & Barrett this week when something brought me up short: snails. Snails to go on your face; a concoction of snail-based “beauty product.” It sounded horrible, so I had to know more. Here are the facts: apparently snail slime gives a Wolverine-like effect when smeared onto the skin…

Reel Geek Girl: Annie 2014

Annie Directed by Will Gluck Starring Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhane Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Cameron Diaz Based on Annie by Thomas Meehan & Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray Screenplay by Will Gluck, Aline Brosh McKenna & Emma Thompson Sony/Columbia PG, 118 Minutes 2014 Annie is still, at its heart, the same as it was in…

Game Review: To The Moon

To the Moon Freebird Games PC, Mac, Linux 2011 “Let’s just say a bunch of sappy cheese sorted itself out.” – Dr. Neil Watts I’ve been meaning to play To The Moon for a while, and in the rush to try to publish this piece for Dec. 25th, I’ll admit that I have spent too…

The Thursday Book Beat: Holiday Edition

The Holiday Edition of the Book Beat is essentially a sparse round up of news. So enjoy and Happy Holidays! A Panel Discusses International YA A really great read on the young adult market internationally and being translated/marketed to American readers. Our “Ten Must Read YA Novels of 2014” List Is Up! Check it out! There…

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Merry Scary Christmas: Don’t Open Till Christmas

Don’t Open Till Christmas Starring Edmund Purdom, Alan Lake, Belinda Mayne Directed by Edmund Purdom 1984   While watching Don’t Open Till Christmas, the British “masked murderer kills guys dressed up like Santa Claus” movie, I couldn’t help but think of the Brooklyn Nine-Nine episode “Christmas.” In the cold open, Detectives Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg)…

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