• The Intimacy of Grief: A Review of Nagasaki: Memories of My Son

    The Intimacy of Grief: A Review of Nagasaki: Memories of My Son0

    • June 9, 2016

    Nagasaki: Memories of My Son (Haha to Kuraseba) Director: Yoji Yamada Writers: Yoji Yamada and Emiko Hiramatsu Starring: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Kazunari Ninomiya, Haru Kuroki Japanese premiere: December 12, 2015 North American premiere: June 9, 2016 Few events in history have loomed as large in the fabric of American history as the atomic bomb attacks on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Few

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  • Interview with Matt Ruff, Author of Lovecraft Country

    Interview with Matt Ruff, Author of Lovecraft Country0

    Let’s time warp back to 2007. It’s a rainy day in Ann Arbor, Michigan and I just ducked inside the downtown Borders. I work at a library and rarely buy books, but I leaf through the new arrivals all the same. None of them hold my attention for long, and I consider giving up and

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  • It’s Porn, But Is It Art? A Lost Girls Retrospective

    It’s Porn, But Is It Art? A Lost Girls Retrospective0

    Content Warning: Discussions of sex, rape, and pedophilia. It’s hard to believe it’s been a decade since the release of Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie’s Lost Girls—and all the controversy that came with it. Part an attempt to elevate pornography as a genre of storytelling, part a celebration of love and beauty in the face

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  • Women Who Shaped Me: Lessons from My Mother

    Women Who Shaped Me: Lessons from My Mother2

    I’ve only just recently, in the last few years, come to call myself a feminist. I’ve only just recently, in the past few years, come to understand what feminism actually means. Prior to that, I was very much anti-feminist, because of my limited understanding of the term. Turns out, if I’d had a better definition

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  • Review: Casati: The Selfish Muse

    Review: Casati: The Selfish Muse0

    Casati: The Selfish Muse Vanna Vinci (writer and artist), Edward Gauvin (translator), Calix Ltd. (lettering) Europe Comics 2015 Set during the Belle Epoque, throughout great European cities like London, Paris, Milan, Rome, and Venice, and featuring outstanding creators and creatives of the era? I had to get my hands on the digital graphic novel from

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  • Book Review: Wide Awake in Slumberland

    Book Review: Wide Awake in Slumberland0

    Wide Awake in Slumberland: Fantasy, Mass Culture, and Modernism in the Art of Winsor McCay Katherine Roeder University Press of Mississippi January 1, 2013 Given the current situation of newspaper comics, it’s sometimes hard to believe that a century ago they were big business, wildly popular, and the source of some of the most innovative

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