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Book Review: Grass

Sheri S. Tepper is a 2nd wave white feminist who writes speculative fiction, and most of her novels reflect these politics. The societies she creates are usually dystopic (some of that is intentionally so, some of it as a consequence of values dissonance with her politics). 485 more words

Why You Should Display Pictures of Your Children in your Home

In 2013 I watched the Black Girls Rock awards show on BET. On the show Mara Brock Akil, creator of the show Being Mary Jane, gave an awards acceptance speech. 769 more words

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Book Review: Harmony

The vision of the near future in Harmony is very much in the style of Demolition Man: progress leading to a totalitarian society in which swearing and unhealthy foods are banned and people have become soft and silly. 462 more words

stuff happened (and we were totally there)

One thing that really grinds my gears of late is the incessant need New Zealand media displays to include Kiwis in tragic world events. It’s like we’re the younger sibling of someone who was knocked out in a fight. 568 more words

Why You Should Be Paying (Some) Attention to Marvel Comics

Note: I wrote this post a few days before the list of post-Civil War II titles came out, which noticeably lacks some of the series I praised in this essay. 829 more words


Mid-Breakfast Guilt

Let’s hop in a time machine and travel to about 24 hours ago to the day of yesterday…

It’s 9:52 am. My stomach is growling. I drag myself out of bed and into the kitchen to pour myself a big bowl of Millville Cocoa Peanut Butter Spheres (yes, they are just as good as the name brand Reese’s Puffs). 921 more words

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X-Men is Sexist

So I’m a little late to the X-Men party – I hadn’t seen any of the movies until recently (I know, I know, I live under a rock). 533 more words