• Black Rain: Hiroshima and the Cold War

    Black Rain: Hiroshima and the Cold War0

    Kuroi Ame (Black Rain) Directed by Shohei Imamura Produced by Hisa Iino Written by Ibuse Masuji & Toshiro Ishido Starring Yoshiko Tanaka, Kazuo Kitamura, Etsuko Ichihara, and Keisuke Ishida Distributed by Hayashibara Group, Imamura Productions, and Tohokushinsha Film Co. May 13, 1989 “Today is already yesterday.” Shohei Imamura’s 1989 film Kuroi Ame, based on a

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  • Ripples: A Detective’s Diary [Review]

    Ripples: A Detective’s Diary [Review]0

    Ripples Wai Wai Pang (Writer and Artist) PEOW Studio April 4, 2017 Disclaimer: This review is based on a review copy provided by the publisher. Strange things happen in small towns. Ripples, the graphic novel debut of Wai Wai Pang, begins with the disappearance of a 13-year-old boy named Luke Phelps from his quiet community.

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  • Small Press Bites: A Girl & Her Cat, A Catgirl, and More

    Small Press Bites: A Girl & Her Cat, A Catgirl, and More0

    Something Familiar Pam Wishbow Pam Wishbow’s work is delightfully creepy, always adorned with eyes and runes and enough esoteric symbols to catch my eye from across a room. Something Familiar, true to form, is a dark and creepy comic drawn in stark black and white, its shadows often dominating each scene in a way that

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  • Grey Morality in Black and White: Guy Davis’ The Marquis

    Grey Morality in Black and White: Guy Davis’ The Marquis0

    The Marquis: Inferno TPB Written, Drawn, and Lettered by: Guy Davis Colored by: Dave Stewart Dark Horse Books (originally Oni Press), 2009 I love horror films in black and white. Directors like Argento and Raimi can use colour masterfully, and Hammer Horror wouldn’t be what it is without buckets of too-bright red blood. Even so,

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  • Canada Reads 2017: The Defence

    Canada Reads 2017: The Defence0

    It’s that time of year again! Canada Reads is back with five new books and the Canadian celebrities who plan to defend them. Every year, Canada tunes into CBC to watch four days of painstaking debate on the book that Canadians should be reading right now. We’ve assembled three of our Canadian book lovers to

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  • Fire!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story Misses Its Target

    Fire!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story Misses Its Target0

    Fire!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story Peter Bagge (Writer and Artist) Drawn & Quarterly March 2017 When a call was put out asking who would like review the new graphic novel, Fire!!: The Zora Neale Hurston Story, my response was “Who wouldn’t?” Zora Neale Hurston was a remarkable female anthropologist, folklorist and writer. She was

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