• Last Week’s Episode: Birds and Cats and Pokemon, Oh my!

    Last Week’s Episode: Birds and Cats and Pokemon, Oh my!0

    Or the extended headline: In Which We Have High Hopes for Birds of Prey, I Discuss the Cult Status of Cats, and See Grammy Nominees Drawn as Pokemon Trainers It’s the season. The season for new shows (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina or Shrill anybody?), film festivals, and award shows. Here’s the scoop on what media

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  • Casting Call: Why a Mixed-Race Kate Bishop in Hawkeye Makes Sense

    Casting Call: Why a Mixed-Race Kate Bishop in Hawkeye Makes Sense0

    When I saw that Hailee Steinfield was the frontrunner to play Kate Bishop in Disney+’s Hawkeye, I messaged everyone I knew about it. Finally, someone like me was going to play an Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) hero: a mixed race Filipinx person who fell into the “ambiguously brown” category. While my excitement was not universal

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  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #37: Disaster Strikes!

    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #37: Disaster Strikes!0

    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #37 “Beyond the Grid” Walter Baiamonte (Colours), Marguerite Bennett (Writer), Simone Di Meo (Artist), Ed Dukeshire (Letters) BOOM! Studios 27 March, 2019 One would think finding an entire planet filled to the brim with Zeo Crystals would make the Power Rangers happy, but that is not to be. When the Solarix

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  • Learn to Be a Supportive Friend with The Breakaways!

    Learn to Be a Supportive Friend with The Breakaways!0

    The Breakaways Cathy G. Johnson (Writer and artist) and Kevin Czap (Colorist) First Second March 2019 Faith just started middle school, and on her very first day, she joined the soccer team—but not because she’s a confident go-getter. She maybe did it because Amanda, the pretty upperclassman who handed her the clipboard, is really cool

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  • Livewire #4: The Character Arc We’ve Been Waiting For

    Livewire #4: The Character Arc We’ve Been Waiting For0

    Livewire #4 Raúl Allén (artist), Vita Ayala (writer), Patricia Martín (artist), Saida Temofonte (letters) Valiant Comics 13 March, 2019 Amanda McKee, aka Livewire, is depowered and completely in Pan De Santos’ thrall. Her erstwhile ‘sibling’ and rival has become much stronger than when they were under the tutelage of Toyo Harada. But Pan is cocky,

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  • Book Beat: Rowling’s Retroactive Inclusion and The Emilia Report

    Book Beat: Rowling’s Retroactive Inclusion and The Emilia Report0

    Hello, readers! And welcome back to Book Beat, our weekly roundup of book news and literary curiosities. This week, I’ve got some Harry Potter frustrations and a report on gender bias.

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