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Dear Catey Shaw: A Letter From A Brooklyn Woman To A Brooklyn Girl

July 18, 2014

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Dear Catey Shaw, First, I’d like to congratulate you on your album, called I believe The Brooklyn. It’s really hard to break into and build success in any creative industry and I’m sure you worked very hard to get there, so kudos to you! I read about your rise from a busker playing the ukelele […]

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Say Hello To The Cleaned Up, No Longer Bisexual Constantine

July 16, 2014

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Comic book fans have been eagerly awaiting news about the upcoming Constantine television series, aimed to premiere this fall on NBC. But this week David Cerone, executive producer of the show, came out to disclose that they have no intention of showing the lead character, John Constantine, as bisexual on the show. His sexuality, along […]

Posted in: Comics, Television

Outrage In The Age Of The Internet

July 16, 2014

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"YOU ARE TERRIBLE AND YOUR IDEAS ARE TERRIBLE AND I CANNOT HEAR A WORD YOU ARE SAYING BECAUSE I AM SHOUTING MY OWN IDEAS SO LOUD!"

I read an article today about a performance of The Mikado in Seattle recently that had people (rightly so) up in arms. The play was dominated by white actors putting on yellowface (that would be dressing up to appear stereotypically Asian) and being downright offensive in their portrayal of the play’s characters. Sharon Pian Chan, a columnist […]

Posted in: Speaking Out

Orange Is The New Black: Body Positive But Not Bi-Positive?

June 18, 2014

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((Warning: Included in this post are mild spoilers for Season Two of Orange Is The New Black. You have been warned!)) Okay, I’ll admit it: I never thought I was going to like Orange Is The New Black. I heard about it when it first went up on Netflix and thought to myself, “What do I care […]

Posted in: Speaking Out, Television

Cosplay Update: Or, Plans of Mice and Men and Unemployment

June 14, 2014

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There’s not a day that goes by that my blog doesn’t get a ping for my article on being fat and cosplaying. I am so grateful that people have responded to that article, as it is probably one of the essays I’m the most proud of on this blog. The issue of body shaming in […]

Posted in: Cosplay, Geek Culture

Brain Surgery Over, #LarryEvicted, And My Experience in Memes

June 12, 2014

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The modern world in a lot of ways is a screwed up place. There’s levels of war, disease, famine, pestilence, inequity and terror that go on today that are fueled by the innovations of modern technology that make me crazy sad for our future. And then there are miracles of modern science that make me […]

Posted in: Random Aside

The New Maleficent, or How I Want My Dragon Back

June 9, 2014

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A softer, cuddlier Maleficent.

(Warning: Spoilers. Oh ALL the spoilers.) Growing up, my mom always called me Briar Rose whenever I’d watch Sleeping Beauty. My name, Shoshana, means Rose and so she’d always say I was her little Briar Rose. But even at a young age, I didn’t associate with the frolicking, soft-spoken blond in the woods. (Except in […]

Posted in: Film
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