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Tuesday, August 12 2014

In the Shadow of the Shadow of the Bat

It's common knowledge that the 'best' superhero is the one in cape and cowl. And that's true. It's just not the one you think.


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.


Thursday, August 29 2013

Corruptive Influence: “Justice League Dark #23”

The concept of pure, tangible evil and corruption is fueling DC's "Trinity War" and it plays right into the most villainous of hands in Justice League Dark #23.


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.


Thursday, June 20 2013

Murkiness, Creepy Comics in ‘Montague Terrace’

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


Wednesday, May 29 2013

New York City-Sourced Chaos in Graphic Novel ‘Strange Attractors’

Instability underpins this maps-and-Manhattan-centric graphic novel from Charles Soule.


Wednesday, May 8 2013

Comics Creator Matt Kindt’s ‘Fine Art’

Each page that comics creator Matt Kindt produces is marked by an ability to communicate nostalgia that is immediate and striking.


Sunday, April 28 2013

Join the Underground: Loren Glass’ History of the Famous / Infamous Grove Press

Grove was the hippest and most important publisher of books that broke sexual taboos, plotted revolution, and kept millions of young intellectuals across the US in touch with the avant-garde and revolutionary politics throughout the world.


Tuesday, September 18 2012

The Ballad of a Ladymom: An Interview with Corin Tucker

Corin Tucker's back with her second album from her new band, and the riot grrl superstar is as loud as she ever was. Pussy Riot, equal pay for equal work, and Joey Ramone are just a of few things on her mind.


Monday, September 17 2012

Aliens and the Women Who Love Them

If there’s one thing the alien film does well, it’s the introduction of an outsider to provide an inside glimpse at the human condition. What often gets knocked off the wayside is a myriad of underlying issues, including the continued questionable portrayal of women and, more broadly, their social status and treatment.


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