• 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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  • Shindo: Returning to the Scene of the Review

    Shindo: Returning to the Scene of the Review0

    The first time I reviewed Saso Akira’s Shindo I was a third of the way through it and uncomfortably conflicted. Crunchyroll files this title as a romance, which is how I found it. As I read on, it became clear that the main characters were a boy in his late teens and a girl who was

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  • WWAC Talks Friendship & Friendship Break-Ups, Pt. 2: Advice & Media

    WWAC Talks Friendship & Friendship Break-Ups, Pt. 2: Advice & Media0

    Earlier this week, we talked about friendships ending: Signs for toxic friendships that need to end, potential reasons for why some friendships end, and how patriarchy can negatively impact our friendships. In Part 2, we continue this conversation by sharing our advice, based on our own experiences, when dealing with the pain and grief that comes

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  • WWAC Talks Friendship & Friendship Break-Ups, Pt. 1: Signs & Reasons

    WWAC Talks Friendship & Friendship Break-Ups, Pt. 1: Signs & Reasons0

    This past February, lifestyle talked friendships for the month of love, because friendships are love relationships, too, of course! And while there’s some good media out there about the nature and cycles of friendship, it’s a hell of a lot harder to find them than media about romantic relationships. Because of this dearth of media

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  • Hey Fellow Kids, Betty & Veronica #1 Is Not Good

    Hey Fellow Kids, Betty & Veronica #1 Is Not Good4

    Betty & Veronica #1 Adam Hughes Archie Comics July 20, 2016 This comic opens with a talking dog and transitions to two talking teenage boys. It’s not a great way to start a comic that’s devoted to forever frenemies Betty and Veronica, and it’s one too many framing devices for a story that’s simple as

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  • Love Letter to My Best Friends

    Love Letter to My Best Friends3

    Ann Patchett in Truth and Beauty: A Friendship writes, “Whenever I saw her, I felt like I had been living in another country, doing moderately well in another language, and then she showed up speaking English and suddenly I could speak with all the complexity and nuance that I hadn’t realized was gone. With Lucy

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