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Laura Nyro: Mother’s Spiritual

Examining the re-release of Nyro's overlooked Mother's Spiritual reveals that there is still much to appreciate.

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Are Comics Like Reading with Training Wheels?

Reading a comic requires multiple forms of literacy and levels of interpretation. Every movement from word to image and back again so as to create a coherent, narrative whole engages the reader’s brain in distinct ways.

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29 Sep 2009 // 1:30 AM

Mouse Guard: Winter 1152

Tough medicine -- and great satire -- goes down easier in a funny-animal pill, when animals serve as icons for human concerns.

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17 Sep 2009 // 9:00 PM

Comic Re-Imagining

Not all comic book adaptations are created equal, especially not when comparing our own imaginings with what actually happens when books are moved from print to screen.

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Disney’s purchase of Marvel Enterprises puts the house of Mickey Mouse in the superhero biz

Make way for the amazing Spider-Mouse. In an entertainment-industry stunner, the Walt Disney Co. announced Monday that it was buying comic-book giant Marvel Enterprises for $4

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The Best of Simon and Kirby by Jack Kirby

For Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, as with most creators during the boom years of the early '40s, comics were as much about earning a paycheck as they were about creative expression.

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Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurly Brown by Jennifer Scanlon

Scanlon effectively argues that Helen Gurley Brown deserves mention in the same breath as Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan as a pioneering feminist.

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Moomin Book Four by Tove Jansson

All in all, if you have a high tolerance for whimsy you could do worse than to spend a few hours in Moominvalley.

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Wetlands by Charlotte Roche

For all its abundant sexual frankness, the novel’s primary focus is not on the erotic, but on the scatological.

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1 Apr 2009 // 8:07 AM

Before she was the daughter of Hippolyta, before she had that Lasso of Truth, before she wore those satin tights, Lynda Carter loved to sing.

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31 Mar 2009 // 11:00 AM

Over the past few years, it has been my sad duty to help “roast” dozens of friends and colleagues who have retired - or, because

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Coverage of Michelle Obama draws scrutiny of black, white feminists

WASHINGTON - Gina McCauley’s blog on African-American women in pop culture has never attracted this kind of attention. The 3-year-old site has a mostly

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27 Jun 2008 // 4:07 AM

Comics are leaping from page to screen

In this weekend’s potential blockbuster “Wanted,” Morgan Freeman hands a gun to the film’s reluctant antihero and orders him to shoot the wings

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Vogue Covers by Robin Derrick, Robin Muir

As a nouveau/deco nymph-phantom we see the female as the marked other, some fantastic, ethereal creature but still set apart from her very worldly male counterparts.

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26 Feb 2008 // 5:30 AM

Zuda Comics takes comic books online and invites reader

Read. Vote. Create. That’s the Zeitgeist of Zuda Comics, a new online DC Comics site that’s putting adventurous comic creators on the same

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2 Jan 2008 // 2:08 AM

If you wanted to be cool in 2007, you wrote a graphic novel. If you wanted to make a hit film, you bought the rights to

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9 Sep 2007 // 9:42 PM

Postcards by Jason Rodriguez [Editor]

Of significant note to comic fans may be the inclusion of a story by the prolific Harvey Pekar.

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23 Aug 2007 // 12:20 AM

It’s a big month for Jason Aaron. The start of August saw the release of a trade paperback collecting the first five issues of

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21 Aug 2007 // 2:09 AM

‘Peanuts’ museum marks its fifth anniversary

SANTA ROSA, Calif.—Sparky said he would end “Peanuts” when he finally wore a hole in the drawing board he used for 50 years. Sadly, that

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Reading Comics by Douglas Wolk

Wolk discusses each selection with a fan's enthusiasm and a critic's eye for detail.

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