• Amazon Rapids: A Mobile App That Gets Kids Reading

    Amazon Rapids: A Mobile App That Gets Kids Reading2

    Most parents I know have rules about how much time their kids can use tablets or smartphones. And if not rules, they have guilt. How dare we let kids waste time on shitty mobile games when they could be playing outside or reading (never mind that games can improve hand-eye coordination, critical thinking, and teach

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  • Review: Toil & Trouble #6, The Final Issue

    Review: Toil & Trouble #6, The Final Issue0

    Toil & Trouble #6 Mairghread Scott (words), Kelly & Nichole Matthews (art), Warren Montgomery (letters), Kyla Vanderklugt (cover) Archaia February 3, 2016 Disclaimer: This review is based on an advanced review from Archaia and may contain spoilers. The final issue of the miniseries based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth dropped at the beginning of this month. As

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  • Heathen Vol.1 : A “Feminist Lesbian Viking Comic Book”

    Heathen Vol.1 : A “Feminist Lesbian Viking Comic Book”2

    Heathen, Vol. 1 Natasha Alterici (words & art) Literati Press January 20, 2016 “Feminist lesbian viking comic book.” That phrase was in the first sentence when author and artist, Natasha Alterici, reached out to us about her latest creative endeavor. I was hooked immediately, and I snagged the comic for review. (Note: This review is

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  • Canada Reads: In Defence of Saleema Nawaz’s Bone & Bread

    Canada Reads: In Defence of Saleema Nawaz’s Bone & Bread0

    Bone & Bread was first published in 2012, but four years later it still feels timely. It opens with Beena coping with the death of her younger sister, Sadhana, but as it goes on it tells the story of their lives, from when they were children to when Beena’s own child is getting ready to

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  • Starting Over: Canada Reads 2016

    Starting Over: Canada Reads 20160

    • March 18, 2016

    Launched in 2002, Canada Reads is an annual battle of the books hosted by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Each year five books are chosen, and five designated champions advocate for their title. A book is eliminated at the end of every day until there is only one left standing – the book every Canadian should

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  • Review: Toil & Trouble #4-5

    Review: Toil & Trouble #4-50

    Toil & Trouble #4-5 Mairghread Scott (writer), Kelly & Nichole Matthews (illustration), Warren Montgomery (letters), and Kyla Vanderklugt (cover) Archaia December 2, 2015 and January 6, 2016 Last month, issue #4 proceeded through the showdown between Riata and Smartea at breakneck speed. This month, issue #5 shows the devastating results. Disclaimer: This review is based

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