• Grab a Sword and Enter the Cardboard Kingdom

    Grab a Sword and Enter the Cardboard Kingdom0

    The Cardboard Kingdom Chad Sell (creator & artist); Jay Fuller, David DeMeo, Katie Schenkel, Kris Moore, Molly Muldoon, Vid Alliger, Manuel Betancourt, Michael Cole, Cloud Jacobs, Barbara Perez Marquez (writers) Random House June 2018 Adventure roams the streets as a neighborhood of children turn their suburban homes into a mythical fairy tale world separate from

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  • 52 Facts About DC, By The Numbers: August Week Three, 2017

    52 Facts About DC, By The Numbers: August Week Three, 20170

    Or However Many I Feel Like, And They May Not All Be Facts Welcome back to By The Numbers, the column where I count things in this week’s new comics from DC! This column will contain spoilers, but I’ll keep them as vague as possible while still amusing myself. In the previous editions of this

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  • Bridging Relationships and Secrets in My Brother’s Husband

    Bridging Relationships and Secrets in My Brother’s Husband0

    My Brother’s Husband Gengoroh Tagame (Story and Art), Anne Ishii (Translation) Pantheon May 2, 2017 Ask any manga fan and you’ll learn that boys love, or BL, manga is a staple of the medium. Common are the romanticized stories of relationships–explicit or otherwise–between men. Entire niche manga magazines focus on these works, which do find a

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  • Mom’N’Pop Culture: The Halloween Blahs

    Mom’N’Pop Culture: The Halloween Blahs0

    • October 12, 2016

    On yet another morning when I’m wailing at my kids like a banshee and threatening them with everything from groundings to canceling Christmas to removing their right to attend college, it hit me that I’m definitely in a funk. Because the wailing and yelling isn’t how I usually like to parent. Don’t get me wrong, a

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  • MMOs: The Real Reason I Had Kids

    MMOs: The Real Reason I Had Kids0

    • October 7, 2016

    Massively multiplayer online (MMO) games are great fun. I like to think of them as an opportunity to chat with my online friends while doing productive things like killing dragons. But as with all things, there are downsides to this type of video game, too. The companies that develop them thrive on keeping you entertained

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  • Mom’N’Pop Culture: How a Song Sparked a Discussion on Consent

    Mom’N’Pop Culture: How a Song Sparked a Discussion on Consent0

    Meghan Trainor’s peppy song “No” may get mixed reviews and some serious hate from the “rejected,” but the message in the lyrics is clear. It doesn’t matter how a woman is dressed or how she dances, she has the right to say no to unwanted advances. Even though I understand the meaning of the lyrics, instead of

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