• WarGames: The Only Winning Move Is Still Not to Play

    WarGames: The Only Winning Move Is Still Not to Play0

    WarGames is a late 20th century film that puts the lie to adults scoffing that teens care about nothing other than food, fooling around, and enjoying the latest pop culture fads. Surprise, surprise: teens don’t want to die in a nuclear holocaust either. Teens are as capable of empathy, love, regret, guilt and fear as any adult —

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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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  • Jackie: History Has Its Eyes On You

    Jackie: History Has Its Eyes On You1

    Jackie Pablo Larraín (dir), Stéphane Fontaine (cin) , Noah Oppenheim (wri) Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt (cast) LD Entertainment, Fox Searchlight Pictures September 7, 2016 (Venice), December 2, 2016 (USA) We are midway through Jackie, and Jacqueline Kennedy, standing in all black, is talking to a priest. “Was God in the bullet that killed my husband?” she asks, angry but still pointedly polite. When

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  • 8 New Political Comics From PEN’s “State of Emergency”

    8 New Political Comics From PEN’s “State of Emergency”0

    PEN Illustrated guest editors, MariNaomi, Robert Kirby, and Meg Lemke, dropped seven new political comics today on the literary freedom organization’s blog, a new feature called State of Emergency. The comics, from cartoonists Tyler Cohen, Iasmin Omar Ata, Thi Bui, Dylan Edwards, Rachel Masilamani, Whit Taylor, Robert Kirby,  and Cristy C. Road all LGBTQ+ or WoC, respond to the recent election of US President Donald Trump,

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  • Reading Art Speigelman’s Maus In 2017: A Roundtable

    Reading Art Speigelman’s Maus In 2017: A Roundtable0

    Maus by Art Spiegelman is one of those comics that’s brought up again and again, and not just by people within comics communities. August of 2016 was the 30th anniversary of the Pantheon collected edition of volume one, and 2017 will mark 25 years since it won the Pulitzer Prize. This Washington Post retrospective on

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  • Review: Leela Corman’s We All Wish for Deadly Force

    Review: Leela Corman’s We All Wish for Deadly Force0

    We All Wish for Deadly Force Leela Corman Retrofit/Big Planet Comics June 2016 Disclaimer: A copy of this comic was provided by the publisher for review. We All Wish for Deadly Force is a collection of Leela Corman’s previously published short comics, one of which I’ve reviewed here on the site. Corman’s comics range from

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