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Thursday, November 13 2014

‘Countercultures and Popular Music’ Is Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation

A fascinating, thorough, and highly intellectual exploration of how popular music shaped the counterculture of the '60s, this is a must read for any fan of music and/or modern anthropology.


Tuesday, October 28 2014

Pride and Mourning: “Death of Wolverine: The Logan Legacy #2”

How does a woefully ill-equipped teenage girl cope with the loss of a loved one?


Thursday, October 16 2014

Captain Comics: Will TV’s ‘Constantine’ Be the Real Deal?


Wednesday, October 1 2014

Batgirl Takes a Bow at Long Beach Comic-Con, Along With Lois


Wednesday, July 23 2014

The Victor Belongs to the Spoils: 75 Summers of the Batman

Just a single thought about what Batman has come to mean over the last 75 years.


Monday, October 21 2013

‘Laurence Anyways’, an Epic Transgender Romance, Sets the Standard

Laurence Anyways is indomitably rapturous, a film of epic proportions and probably the best and grandest depiction of a transgender relationship ever made.


Tuesday, September 24 2013

Waiting to Be Heard: On Being Deaf and Gay

Scant research has been done on those individuals who are both LGBT and deaf. This is surprising, considering what my sister, an interpreter for the deaf, has told me: "You'd be surprised how many deaf people are gay."


Tuesday, July 16 2013

No Place for Daydreamers: Becky Cloonan’s DIY Comics

Gothic-styled heartbreak figures into Becky Cloonan's self-published trilogy, but that ain't the half of it.


Tuesday, July 2 2013

NYC Pride March 2013: All Hail Edie Windsor (Photos)

Participants and attendees of NYC's Pride March had much to celebrate following the Supreme Court ruling against the federal Defense of Marriage Act -- as did the countless others at Pride events nationwide.


Thursday, June 20 2013

Murkiness, Creepy Comics in ‘Montague Terrace’

Those paying rent at Montague Terrace tend toward paranoia, hallucinations, and occasional nastiness.


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Rolling Stones: In the 1960s (Reviews) [19.Jan.10]
Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 (Reviews) [29.Sep.09]
Comic Re-Imagining (Columns) [17.Sep.09]
Taking Woodstock (Reviews) [28.Aug.09]
Moomin Book Four by Tove Jansson (Reviews) [20.Jul.09]
Redemption of a Jerk (Re:Print) [6.Jul.09]
Please Step Back by Ben Greenman (Reviews) [28.May.09]
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