• 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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  • Representation & Desire: A Plus Sized Male Model

    Representation & Desire: A Plus Sized Male Model0

    • April 12, 2016

    Plus-sized female models are making inroads in mainstream fashion, and while this representation isn’t without its problems, it is telling that the question of plus-sized male models has only recently entered the conversation with the signing of Zach Miko as Target’s first ever plus-size male model.

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  • Can Companies Criminalize Cosplay?

    Can Companies Criminalize Cosplay?0

    The upcoming Supreme Court case of Star Athletica, L.L.C., Petitioner v. Varsity Brands, Inc., et al. has a lot of people in the geek community concerned that this may be the case. The case involves cheerleading uniforms—but it does have potential ramifications for cosplay and wearable fandom items. In this case, Varsity claims that designs can be

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  • X-Files Gift Guide for the Holidays, or Just in Celebration of the Revival

    X-Files Gift Guide for the Holidays, or Just in Celebration of the Revival0

    • December 6, 2015

    If the 2016 X-Files revival in January isn’t enough justification for you, Ginnis and Kate have cobbled together a holiday gift guide for the X-philes in your life, including you because you are in your life, right? Okay, just get your wallet ready.

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  • Jamie’s Guide To Less Stressful Holidays

    Jamie’s Guide To Less Stressful Holidays0

    Listen… Do you hear what I hear? The distant sleigh bells coming ever closer… the hoofbeats of reindeer…  The inexorably shambling footfalls of shopping mobs…   It can only mean one thing. They’re coming. They’re coming! They’re almost here! Are you ready for the holidays?! Are you ready for the stress that inevitably comes with them? Yes, the

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