• Saying Their Names: A Review of THE HATE U GIVE

    Saying Their Names: A Review of THE HATE U GIVE0

    The Hate U Give  Angie Thomas Belzer + Bray February 28, 2017 Long ago, in the days when we bought CDs, we also bragged about who got whose new CD and learned the words to all the songs. We used liner notes to help us understand the lyrics the first time and then learn them

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  • Black Comix Returns

    Black Comix Returns0

    The Black Comix Returns Kickstarter has just a few days to go, but it has already more than doubled its funding goals. Unsurprising, considering the success of the first volume, published seven years earlier. If you’re lucky, you might find a copy of the latter on Amazon for a cool $300. As of writing this

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  • Review: R. Sikoryak’s Terms and Conditions

    Review: R. Sikoryak’s Terms and Conditions0

    Terms and Conditions R. Sikoryak Drawn & Quarterly TPB March 7, 2017 Disclaimer: Terms and Conditions was reviewed with a copy provided by the publisher. Many elementary school students, when confronted with a chunk of text beyond their previously experienced reading level, are advised to break up said text in order to make it easier

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  • 100 Days 100 Women: A Feminist Portrait Series

    100 Days 100 Women: A Feminist Portrait Series0

    If you’ve been paying attention to Wikipedia lately, you might have noticed some new portraits of lesser-known feminist figures on the online encyclopedia. They’re all a part of the “100 Days 100 Women” series created by Rori, a St. Louis graphic designer and freelance illustrator. Although originally a personal project started with no press or

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  • Oscar Animated Shorts: Birds, Booze, and Bands

    Oscar Animated Shorts: Birds, Booze, and Bands0

    The Oscar animated shorts category has a few familiar faces and one director who adapted his own graphic novel into an animated short. “Borrowed Time” (7 minutes) Andrew Coats, Lou Hamou-Lhadj (directors) USA This is a short, silent Western about guilt and grief and dads, and it does that very well. The animation is made

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  • Oscar Shorts: Singing, Baking, and Assimilation

    Oscar Shorts: Singing, Baking, and Assimilation0

    One take away from the live action Oscar shorts this year is that they’re not really that short these days. Only one film comes in under the twenty minute mark. While a few of these films could have really done more with less, overall, it’s a year of strong contenders covering a broad range of

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