• My Local Comic Shop and Me

    My Local Comic Shop and Me0

    Shoreline Comics 419-N Shoreline Village Dr. Long Beach, CA 90802 (562) 435-7827 Local Comics Shops inspire all kinds of feelings in us. Love, loyalty, indifference, fear of the unknown. I was lucky enough when living in London to have the most wonderful LCS in Orbital Comics. Even better, the last months that I lived in

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  • My Best Period Ever: Thinx Are the Next Generation Menstruation Product

    My Best Period Ever: Thinx Are the Next Generation Menstruation Product0

    A few months back, I exited a subway car and came face-to-face with an ad that said, “Period-proof underwear that protects you from leaks and sometimes the patriarchy, but not from manspreading. We tried tho.” Wait, huh? I wondered as I passed underneath, transfixed (as transfixed as a citizen in a walking city can be anyway,

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  • Walgreen’s Wonder Woman Make-Up Collection: Beauty, Brawn, and Brains

    Walgreen’s Wonder Woman Make-Up Collection: Beauty, Brawn, and Brains0

    • May 11, 2016

    Walgreen’s long awaited Wonder Woman collection has finally hit stores. The Wonder Woman collection includes a brush set, red lipstick, a pack of three lip glosses, an eight set eyeshadow palette, a three piece set of liquid liners in gold, blue, and black, bronzer, a pack of two nail polishes, and a “comic book” that includes lipstick, eyeliner,

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  • Mom’N’Pop Culture: Girl Scouts Are More Than Just Cookies

    Mom’N’Pop Culture: Girl Scouts Are More Than Just Cookies1

    I missed my usual Mom’N’Pop Culture post at the beginning of the month, and I’m going to blame the cookies. Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Dos-si-dos, and about four other varieties of cookies peddled by little girls wearing adorable, sometimes toothless smiles, and patch-covered vests, are to blame for every missed deadline over the past two months.

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  • The Working Class Substitute to the American Girl Dolls

    The Working Class Substitute to the American Girl Dolls0

    What I love and simultaneously resent most about sites and online magazines, like Bustle, Buzzfeed, The Hairpin, and The Toast, is how they fuel my childhood nostalgia. It’s like kids born in the 1980s are retroactively trying to create online fan cultures over fandoms and cultural artifacts long past their expiration date (which is really

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  • The Funko Phenomena

    The Funko Phenomena14

    • March 2, 2016

    Think of this as an ode to Funko. Actually don’t, because my bardic skills are quite lacking, but my love for (read: obsession with) Funko’s pop culture collectibles ought to be quite clear soon enough.

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