• The Captain America We Need

    The Captain America We Need6

    A radical hate movement has infiltrated the American government. A cartoon despot pulls tactics from his skimming of Mein Kampf while a hostile foreign power pulls his strings. Just as we’ve started to make progress toward lasting change and brought long-overdue conversations on transphobia, racism, and systemic oppression to the public sphere, we find ourselves

  • Does “Star Wars: The Editor Strikes Back” Hold Up?

    Does “Star Wars: The Editor Strikes Back” Hold Up?0

    Back in 2012, Topher Grace edited the three Star Wars prequels, The Phantom Menace, The Clone Wars, and Revenge of the Sith, into one 85 minute movie and called it Star Wars: The Editor Strikes Back. After Rogue One, we wanted to see if held up. (Or, honestly, if it was ever good.) So Kat,

  • “We Don’t Want You” Or; Why I Don’t Consider Myself a Comics Fan

    “We Don’t Want You” Or; Why I Don’t Consider Myself a Comics Fan5

    When my editor asked the staff if someone could write about why they stopped reading certain types of comics, my first reaction was to ask, “Well, what if I feel like I never really started?” I’ve never bought floppies, never had a pull list. Although a self-professed DC fangirl, I don’t buy comics from either

  • Finding My Crew: Memories of the Starship Enterprise

    Finding My Crew: Memories of the Starship Enterprise0

    • July 12, 2016

    I’m not sure which Star Trek episode I saw first — it was either “The Naked Time,” possibly already in rerun, or “The Squire of Gothos.” I was eleven years old, I do remember that my reaction was, “This is fun!” followed by, “Much better than Lost in Space.” That means it likely must have been “The

  • Kotaku Exposes a Story of Sexual Harassment in the Gaming Industry4

    • January 31, 2014

    Note: For this article, we will continue to use the pseudonym the interview subject has requested in order to protect her professional identity. I think that most women who are involved in the comics/gaming/general nerd worlds have at least one story similar to this, but I’ll go ahead and give you an example from my

  • Interview with Black Girl Nerds creator, Jamie Broadnax0

    • October 9, 2013

    Jamie Broadnax has been blogging since 2007, and in February of 2012 created Black Girl Nerds, a site for blerds (black nerds) to find fellowship around  many geek fandoms. BGN has a great mission statement: “This is a website for every nerdy girl that can finally come out of the closet and tell the world