Book Review: The Infects, Sean Beaudoin

25 January, 2015 // 0 Comments

I have, I confess, a certain soft spot for zombies. I know that I’m supposed to be over them, that they are yesterday’s news, that everyone has done the zombie thing (and the vampire thing) to death (haha), but I’m always delighted ...

Acceptable Sexualities on TV

24 January, 2015 // 0 Comments

There’s a moment on How to Get Away with Murder where Michaela (Aja Naomi King) learns that fellow student and co-intern Connor (Jack Falahee) slept with her fiancé, Aiden Walker (Elliot Knight), at some point in the distant past. ...

Get Over the Notion of Unproblematic Media

23 January, 2015 // 0 Comments

Many pop culture consumers who are aware of social issues seem to be in search of a holy grail: The mythical ‘unproblematic media.’ Any recommendation of a book, album, show, film, artist is accompanied with a caveat: ‘I know ...

Respecting Lower Case Stylisation

21 January, 2015 // 0 Comments

I’ve stylised my name the same way for over half my life: In lowercase. It’s not unprecedented. Plenty of people past and present, including notable personalities, either prefer to lowercase their names (bell hooks) or use both cases ...

Our Tentacular Obsessions

20 January, 2015 // 0 Comments

Collectively, the Internet is obsessed with a lot of things, but there are few that seem to unite the senses of everyone in collective rumormongering and delight. Here’s an exception: Weird things that the ocean burps up onto land. Whether ...

You Don’t Need to Apologise

19 January, 2015 // 0 Comments

I was recently clunking my way down yet another impossibly narrow airplane aisle when the line unexpectedly stopped and I slammed into the woman ahead of me, catching her with the corner of my shoulder bag. It must have hurt. ‘Sorry!’ ...

Book Review: Bleeding Violet, Dia Reeves

18 January, 2015 // 0 Comments

When I picked up Bleeding Violet after months of urging, I was promised guts, gore, horror, and more. Those promises were 100% correct, and I have absolutely 0% regrets that I read this book — but it does come with a cautionary note, because ...

The Problem of Hermione

17 January, 2015 // 0 Comments

I loathe Neil Gaiman with a flaming and stark passion, but I must give him due credit: The title of this piece is taken from his short story, ‘The Problem of Susan,’ which challenges the treatment of Susan Pevensie in the Narnia books. ...

Divestment

16 January, 2015 // 0 Comments

Divestment became, in the 20th century, a very effective way of voting indirectly and pressuring for social change in a way that companies and governments recognised: Change your ways, or lose more and more business. It famously played a role in the ...
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