Day: April 12, 2017

Book Beat: Childrens Books and Poetry

Does anyone else feel that reading can be a form of divination, a sort of window to your inner mind? The interpretation of books, like other kinds of art, tends to reveal more about the reader than the book itself. I’ll often be reading a book and, while connecting with a character, realize that I’m…

Grotesque, Anxious and Delightful: A Review of The Wicked and the Tired

The Wicked and The Tired Sheika Lugtu (editor), Jenna Kang (assistant editor), Connie Chu (cover art), A. Cris Valles, Daimon Hampton, Rivven Prink, Gabriel Mason, Gabi Mendez, Sheika Lugtu, Yewon Kwon, Woodbury Rand (Contributors) Cow House Press One of my favorite things about Chicago’s independent comics scene is that it’s filled with people who are downright inspiring,…

“Real” Wonder Women? The United Nations, Feminism, and the Media

The rift between commercialism and feminism emerged in the debate over the appointment of Wonder Woman as Honorary Ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls. Last October, the UN announced that Wonder Woman would become the organization’s Honorary Ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls. The empowerment of femininity, both physical and otherwise, is…

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