• Review: Wonder Woman Is Inspiring, But Not Intersectional

    Review: Wonder Woman Is Inspiring, But Not Intersectional2

    One aspect of Warner Bros’ DC Entertainment heroes is a godliness that has proven difficult to translate on screen as of late, a problem that Marvel Entertainment hasn’t had to the same level. Man of Steel’s critics lament over its lack of lightness to this day, Batman v. Superman fell to weakness on the cutting

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  • Review: Six Days in Cincinnati

    Review: Six Days in Cincinnati0

    Six Days in Cincinnati Dan Mendez Moore (writer & illustrator), Matt Gouck (cover artist) Microcosm Publishing June 2017 Six Days in Cincinnati was reviewed using an advanced reader copy provided by Microcosm Publishing. Originally published as Mark Twain Was Right: The 2001 Cincinnati Riots in 2012, Six Days in Cincinnati reprints Dan Moore’s original book about

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  • Return To Sender: The Problematic Back and Forth of XO, OX

    Return To Sender: The Problematic Back and Forth of XO, OX2

    When I saw that Adam Rex had written a new picture book and Scott Campbell had illustrated it, I nearly jumped for joy. XO, OX: A Love Story is about a hapless Ox who exchanges confused letters with a diva Gazelle. Early reviews were positive, describing the book as a rib-tickling tale of opposites attracting, tender enough

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  • Ramona Blue: A Sweet Novel about Sexual Fluidity

    Ramona Blue: A Sweet Novel about Sexual Fluidity0

    Ramona Blue Julie Murphy Balzer & Bray/Harperteen May 9, 2017 HarperCollins provided a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I have to begin with a confession of bias. I read Julie Murphy’s novel Dumplin’ last year, and I trust her as an author. The synopsis of Ramona Blue dredges up ghosts

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  • MST3K “2” is No Electric Boogaloo

    MST3K “2” is No Electric Boogaloo0

    For a puppet show born on a Minnesotan UHF channel nearly 30 years ago, Mystery Science Theater 3000 has enjoyed remarkable longevity. Two decades after it ended its original ten-season run, the show has grown from cult classic to genuine pop culture phenomenon; the end credits encouraged viewers to “keep circulating the tapes,” and now

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  • Piecing Hope Together in Shattered Warrior by Sharon Shinn and Molly Knox Ostertag

    Piecing Hope Together in Shattered Warrior by Sharon Shinn and Molly Knox Ostertag0

    Shattered Warrior Sharon Shinn (Writer), Molly Knox Ostertag (Artist) First Second May 16, 2017 A review copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Warning: mentions of rape, violence. It was the brown face that caught my attention when I was first presented with the cover for Sharon Shinn’s Shattered Warrior. Jagged

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