• Marvel’s Witches: A Charmless Comic That Is Criminally Vulgar

    Marvel’s Witches: A Charmless Comic That Is Criminally Vulgar2

    I built the foundations of an ongoing essay feature on my belief in the viability of knockoffs as a creative beginning. It’s not a conviction I’ve lost, but I never said that all knockoffs are good to have around or that they must be more interesting than not. The knockoff, like the fanfiction, is a

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  • Five Atmospheric Reads for Halloween

    Five Atmospheric Reads for Halloween0

    • October 20, 2017

    I don’t know about you, but as soon as the calendar turns to September 1, I’m just about ready for sweaters, fuzzy socks, and a few spooky stories to pass the evening. With Halloween only a few short weeks away, your bookshelf might be in need of some creepy new additions as the days gets

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  • Dogears: A Separation from a Discovery of Witches

    Dogears: A Separation from a Discovery of Witches0

    A Discovery of Witches Deborah Harkness Narrated by Jennifer Ikeda Penguin Books February 2011 As a teenager, I had wanted to like the Twilight series. Everyone around me seemed to be riding that train, and I always wanted to like fun; I never have. I read Stephenie Meyer’s series with increasing disdain and eventually eviscerating

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  • Power and Magic Anthology Review: The Magic of Queerness

    Power and Magic Anthology Review: The Magic of Queerness0

    Power & Magic: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology Joamette Gil (Editor) P&M Press January, 2017 Inside all queer people is magic. When honed correctly we can cast our magic out and spread a rainbow that can save others. One such spell has been cast and I have had the pleasure to have fallen under it.

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  • How Ill Is Your Repute? A Sinful Review

    How Ill Is Your Repute? A Sinful Review0

    How Ill is Your Repute? Kitty Curran & Larissa Zageris During this year’s Chicago Zine Fest, I was fortunate to come across Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris’ table, where a zine sporting four intriguing, old-timey-looking women and the title How Ill is Your Repute? caught my eye. Curran and Zageris are part of the creative hive-mind behind Taylor

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  • WWAC Pagans: A Roundtable

    WWAC Pagans: A Roundtable0

    Today is a magical day! It’s Samhain, All Hallow’s Eve, or you know, Halloween. For some pagans (not all though!), it’s a big deal, it’s like our New Year. I asked four WWAC pagans, which would include me, your lifestyle editor, to talk about their pagan identities, their favorite practices, and cultural appropriation in paganism.

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