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Monthly Archives: October, 2015

“In Defense of William Shatner’s Acting,” by shatnerian

For many years, one quiver in the bow of many a stand-up comic was his William Shatner impression. As Star Trek grew its cult following during its syndicated run in … Continue reading

October 26, 2015 · 4 Comments

“Crimson Peak, a Love Letter,” by noncorporealform

I am about to get full-on horror genre nerd on you and talk about why Crimson Peak was a love letter, and why it would be what we regularly see … Continue reading

October 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

“Things About Fandom That Stand Out to Me,” by womanistglasses

As an outspoken Black woman in fandom who has had truly terrible experiences in what is supposed to be a safe space for me, I’ve noticed a few things about … Continue reading

October 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

“Jupiter Ascending and the Female Gaze,” by fuckyeahjupiterascending

Laura Mulvey’s theory of the Male Gaze was highly influential when it emerged in the mid-1970s, drawing upon psychoanalysis to argue for the compulsion to gaze upon passive and objectified female … Continue reading

October 5, 2015 · 2 Comments