Month: June 2015

Crayola Crayons - photo by Bookgrl https://www.flickr.com/photos/bookgrl/860163491/

Colouring Is for Badass Feminists

In case you didn’t know, colouring is the shit. There are truly few artistic pursuits that are both therapeutic and require little-to-no artistic talent to enjoy, and don’t leave you harshing yourself about your skills (or lack thereof, in my case.) And colouring is maybe the finest among them! You know what is even cooler…

Ghostbusting, Drag Kings, and Video Game Design: An Interview with American Spirit’s Andi Santagata

Andi Santagata is incredibly talented. They used to be a game designer, for some games you might know, and now they create an amazing webcomic and stellar occasional drag performances. American Spirits is a quirky, good-looking nerd-a-thon of a webcomic. It’s about two independent ghostbusters, Allie and Jen, who help out those with otherworldly infestations, for…

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (Razorbill / Penguin)

“Don’t think of all the reasons you shouldn’t write”: An Interview with Sabaa Tahir, Author of An Ember in the Ashes

In the wide and varied spectrum of young adult fiction, some writers emerge each year and manage to capture an entire community’s imagination. 2015 has seen debut author Sabaa Tahir forge a stunning new path with her fantasy novel An Ember in the Ashes. Protagonists, Laia and Elias, test the boundaries of their respective social statuses…

Tangerine: A Comedy Where I Wasn’t The Punchline

Tangerine Directed by Sean S. Baker Starring Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, James Ransone, Mickey O’Hagan, Karren Karagulian Screenplay by Sean S. Baker, Chris Bergoch R, 88 Minutes July 10, 2015 (limited) There’s something to be said for a movie that thrills you before you even sit down at the cinema. I had luckily caught…

#ASKELJAMES Twitter Promo, Vintage, 2015

50 Shades of Shade: #AskELJames

Earlier today E.L. James, author of the infamous Fifty Shades of Grey series, took to Twitter to promote her new book, Grey, and to answer readers’ questions using the hashtag #AskELJames. For those of you familiar with Twitter you can probably guess how this went down. Sure, there were a few genuine questions for the…

Mighty Marvel Monday: Spider-Man Edition

It’s been quite a week. While I sometimes struggle to find interesting news to share, sometimes weeks like this past one happen, and there can be only one thing to talk about. So, let’s get this Mighty Marvel Monday started! The big news from Marvel this past week was the casting announcement of the newest Peter Parker, also known…

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