• Recommended Listening: James Baldwin, The Fire This Time

    Recommended Listening: James Baldwin, The Fire This Time

    The Sunday Edition is a long-running CBC Radio program. This morning, host Michael Enright interviewed famed American dancer and coreographer, now the executive artistic director of New York Live Arts, Bill T. Jones. The group staged a performance this year called James Baldwin, This Time! based on the writer and critic’s work. Enright and Jones had a

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  • Multifarious: Praying in a See-Through Church

    Multifarious: Praying in a See-Through Church

    It’s Nice That has a rundown of why and how the New Yorker manages to consistently get such wonderful illustrated covers. From Chris Ware, to Adrian Tomine, those New Yorker covers are killing it, and it’s all thanks to art editor Francoise Mouly and contributor Mina Kaneko. Work like this is important to cartoonists and

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  • Bisexual Characters We Have Loved

    Bisexual Characters We Have Loved

    Character: David Alleyne aka Prodigy Young Avengers Volume 2 Marvel So a lot of people might not know much about David Alleyne, he played a moderately important part in various X-men storylines, specifically as a member of the New Mutants and the New X-men. David’s mutant powers consisted of the ability to telepathically absorb the

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  • Life Geek! 11/13/14-11/26/14

    Life Geek! 11/13/14-11/26/14

    Life Geek! is our bi-weekly lifestyle feature where we offer readers a glimpse into our geeky lives. Desiree Rodriguez I’ve recently been working on a new comic resources site, and I’m almost finished! Decided the site needed some ‘me’ in there so I took some selfies of my favorite t-shirt, Nightwing. Got this baby at

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  • Thought Bubble: The Greatest Love of All

    Thought Bubble: The Greatest Love of All

    Last year, Thought Bubble was terrific. This year it was better. Layout improvements, food options, queue management. It’s all a total dream.

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  • The End is not Nigh: Arts and Arts Industries Aren’t Dying

    The End is not Nigh: Arts and Arts Industries Aren’t Dying

    Look up. That’s the Orion Nebula, a site of massive star formation. It’s certainly dramatic. Some bright points of light. Huge clouds of dust colliding. Who knows what will come out of it? Well, we do know. Stars are what’s coming, big and small. Imagine that’s an arts industry. Pick one, any will do. Ok, we’ll go with publishing. What was

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  • Durarara!! Cover Stories: Judge a Book on Whether You’d Buy It

    Durarara!! Cover Stories: Judge a Book on Whether You’d Buy It

    Manga! Those lovely small-sized books of satisfactory thickness. They’re a compelling buy, if perhaps higher priced than is strictly desirable. Especially as volumes in a series are far less skippable than your average cape comic. Weigh it up: long-form story by one creative team (or creator!) But how do you find out what’s good? You

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  • Thought Bubble: Blood On the Dancefloor

    Thought Bubble: Blood On the Dancefloor

    My Thought Bubble experience had a shamefully late start. This was partially because my cosplay preparation took a bit longer than I had expected. To look remotely like Cassidy from Preacher, I needed another round of hair dye (Mango Copper) as well as convincing smears of fake blood on my chin and shirt. Since I

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  • Top Ten Tips for Being a Vigilante On a Budget

    Top Ten Tips for Being a Vigilante On a Budget

    My friends and I got into a discussion on vigilantes this past weekend, or, more specifically, what it would be like to be Batman on a budget. It was fun throwing ridiculous ideas into the air but I started to really think about it. I’ve noticed that the only way you can be a decent and successful

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  • Cook Your Comics: Thanksgiving Spectacular, Part 4

    Cook Your Comics: Thanksgiving Spectacular, Part 4

    Previously, in Cook Your Comics Thanksgiving Spectacular: Part 1: Green Bean Casserole, Glazed Carrots, Holiday Sweet Potato Casserole Part 2: Corn Casserole, Cornbread Dressing, Annie’s Fresh Cranberry Sauce Part 3: Pecan Pie, Chocolate-Bourbon Pecan Pie And now for the grand finale and main event of the evening: turkey! Roasting a turkey feels a bit intimidating

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  • Nimona: The End of an Era

    Nimona: The End of an Era

    Noelle Stevenson’s debut graphic novel Nimona wrapped up its digital release in October, leaving behind many Nimona orphans. The paper version won’t be available until next year, but it’s been a hell of a ride. To chat about shape-shifters, evil villains, and the webcomic experience, me, Carolina, and editor Claire Napier joined two contributors: Robin William

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  • 741.5: Liberté, Égalité, Brimping

    741.5: Liberté, Égalité, Brimping

    After I purchased the first volume of Sex Criminals for my library, it was requested that I prepare a “letter of defense” in the event that it was challenged. Dear Library Patron or Trustee, Hello! I see that you disagree with my choice to purchase Sex Criminals Volume One : One Weird Trick by Matt

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  • Red Sonja: The Black Tower #03

    Red Sonja: The Black Tower #03

    Red Sonja: The Black Tower #03 Frank Tieri (w) Cezar Razek (a) Dynamite November 26, 2014 We return to the adventures of the She-devil with a Sword, the Babe with a Blade with the bust that doesn’t rust (seriously, is rust not an issue with chainmail?). Amanda Conner continues her duties on covers: Seriously, gold

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  • Cook Your Comics: Thanksgiving Spectacular, Part 3

    Cook Your Comics: Thanksgiving Spectacular, Part 3

    Previously, in Cook Your Comics Thanksgiving Spectacular, Part 1: Recipes for Green Bean Casserole, Glazed Carrots, and Holiday Sweet Potato Casserole. And in Part 2: Corn Casserole, Cornbread Dressing, and Fresh Cranberry Sauce. And now: pie. You’re gonna hear from those Justice Society guys if you don’t have pie. But what about the turkey? Hang

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  • Ethics in Manga Fandom: I Was a Teenage Scanlator

    Ethics in Manga Fandom: I Was a Teenage Scanlator

    It all began in ninth grade with Gravitation. While I was worrying over my sexuality and identity as a young woman, I found how easy and sexy it was to escape into the pages of yaoi manga. A good friend of mine had a lot of it on her shelves and I scheduled back-to-back sleepovers

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  • Holiday Gift Guide For Trekkies

    Holiday Gift Guide For Trekkies

    Your prime directive this year: finding the perfect gift for that special Trekkie in your life. Will you boldly purchase a wearable item? Or maybe you’d rather give a decorative piece to hang in their ten forward? We’ve compiled a list of Star Trek themed gifts that we would happily accept this holiday season, and you

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