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“Bond, James Bond: Skyfall, Sirk, and Identity,” by tonipontificates

Curator’s Note: This is our final post of 2015 – thank you all for your continued readership this year, and we’ll see you in 2016! I’ve been threatening to write … Continue reading

December 7, 2015 · 2 Comments

“Writing Better Damsels in Distress,” by betterbemeta

Something I see a lot in feminist circles surrounding video games is that damsels in distress are still a thing and people are angry about it. And I won’t lie– … Continue reading

November 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

“For Great Justice! Retributive vs Consequentialist Justice in Equestria,” by analysisismagic

Is it possible that Equestrian society is too forgiving of crimes? Or maybe the situation is that Equestrian society simply views justice differently? In this article I explore the question … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

“The Women of ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Mutiny Against the Male Antihero,” by Iliketowatch

Set in the early 1980s, Halt and Catch Fire dramatizes the personal computing boom through the eyes of a visionary (Joe), an engineer (Gordon) and a prodigy (Cameron) whose innovations directly confront … Continue reading

November 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

“From the South Pole Iceberg to the Republic City Portal: A Critical Study of the Avatar Franchise, Part One,” by scarvesandcelery

ATLA Book One: Water Chapters One and Two: The Boy in the Iceberg/ The Avatar Returns In which Katara and Sokka go fishing, Iroh eats roast duck, and Aang makes … Continue reading

November 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

“Why I think the ‘love triangle’ in The Hunger Games is actually really, really important,” by titania522

Okay, before you throw tomatoes at my blog (y’all know it’s all good), let me qualify a few things. 1.  I hate love triangles.  I read the Twilight novels, gagging … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · 3 Comments

“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