• Book Beat: Adeyemi’s Title Trouble, Pushcart Plagiarism, and MWA Honour Withdrawal

    Book Beat: Adeyemi’s Title Trouble, Pushcart Plagiarism, and MWA Honour Withdrawal1

    Hello everyone and happy December! A big congratulations to those of you who completed or participated in NaNoWriMo. I hope you’re giving yourselves a bit of a break now (maybe by… reading a book). I also hope everyone celebrating holidays this month are enjoying the season. As we’re all well aware at this point, the

  • Previously on Comics: Yuri on Ice Meets Steven Universe?

    Previously on Comics: Yuri on Ice Meets Steven Universe?0

    Hello readers! What a week in comics we’ve had. Not only did the DC Expanded Universe finally release a movie that’s both a commercial and critical hit, Wonder Woman has set some serious milestones. Maybe we’ll finally get more superheroine movies directed by women and written by women. Can you imagine? But enough about live

  • Dear Shia, I Went to Art School With You

    Dear Shia, I Went to Art School With You0

    • February 11, 2014

    Dear Shia, I get the feeling credentials mean a lot to you, at the rate you’ve been namechecking postmodern artists as collaborators for your bizarre publicity stunts lately. Let me give you mine:  I went to an art school that I will not name, because it is overall a lovely place that gave me some

  • Friday Poll catch-up: your favourite crim

    Friday Poll catch-up: your favourite crim0

    • January 8, 2014

    Fashions may seem hot at the time they’re on top, but time is the great leveller. Which trends make it into the history books? It may shock you–it may shock him–to learn that Shia LaBoeuf was not your favourite artburglar. When placed in a short race against other accused tracers, stealers, borrowers and the Heavily

  • Friday Poll: Your Favourite Cultural Plagiarism Scandals0

    • December 20, 2013

    It’s been a newsy kind of week. Power-play harassment isn’t the kind of news we want to have fun with, so this week’s poll is all about plagiaristic reminiscing: literary and artistic Ghosts of Christmas Past. Who made you really angry? Who made you laugh and eat that popcorn? Which of these alleged non-creators made

  • Shia LaBeouf Plagiarizes Daniel Clowes, Joins Decepticons0

    • December 17, 2013

    Shia LaBeouf, Hollywood actor and self-published comic book artist, posted his short film HowardCantour.Com on Monday; the film has been making the film festival rounds, but it wasn’t until it was shared online that audiences noticed it was…more than meets the eye. (Cue synth guitar, robotic “pew-pew” noises.)  HowardCantour.com, about an online film critic played