• Stephanie Phillips’ NWHL Comic is Kicking Ice and Taking Names

    Stephanie Phillips’ NWHL Comic is Kicking Ice and Taking Names0

    Hockey, in particular, the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL), is very near and dear to writer Stephanie Phillips heart, and Kicking Ice shows it. The all-ages graphic novel about two young female hockey players who dream of being drafted is like a love letter to the NWHL. Since its in inception in October 2015, the

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  • How Yuri!!! On Ice Reawakened Figure Skating Fandom In Us

    How Yuri!!! On Ice Reawakened Figure Skating Fandom In Us0

    Yuri!!! On Ice is a surprise hit not only for its creators, but for its fans, both actual figure skaters and figure skating fans alike. Elite figure skaters have been showing their YOI love by taking to Twitter. For three ’90s figure skating fans, YOI triggered a lot of nostalgic and new love for the

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  • Relationships on Ice: A Look at the Unexpected Tropes in Yuri!!! On ICE

    Relationships on Ice: A Look at the Unexpected Tropes in Yuri!!! On ICE0

    Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past few years—and given the state of the world, I can’t fault you for the impulse—you’ve probably noticed the predominance of sports series in the anime and manga world. And if you’ve been paying attention to the genre recently, you might have heard of a little

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  • Fantasy Sports: Morally Grey Wizards Play Basketball

    Fantasy Sports: Morally Grey Wizards Play Basketball0

    Fantasy Sports No. 1 Sam Bosma Nobrow Press Whether you’re suffering post-SPX withdrawal or are reflecting on your tragically SPX-free weekend, I’m sure you’re curious about the Ignatz winners. Who are these earnest indie creators picking up awards? Should I buy these books? I can enthusiastically say yes, buy them all and do it now,

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  • Review: The End of the Perfect 10 by Dvora Meyers

    Review: The End of the Perfect 10 by Dvora Meyers0

    The End of the Perfect Ten: The Making & Breaking of Gymnastics’ Top Score–from Nadia to Now Dvora Meyers Touchstone 2016 The Olympics may be over, but your gymnastics obsession doesn’t have to be. Admittedly, I am only an every-four-years watcher of women’s gymnastics, so my obsession is limited to a short time frame, but

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  • Southern Hip-Hop Meet Gymnastics: On Diversity in Gymnastics

    Southern Hip-Hop Meet Gymnastics: On Diversity in Gymnastics0

    • February 23, 2016

    I really can’t stand sports for the most part, but the sports I do like are the so-called “girly” ones: figure skating, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, and dancesport. Like my beloved ballet, they display grace and power, usually with sequins and glitter. In my mind, it can’t get better than that. I am all about

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