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100 novels everyone should read – Telegraph

Another “books you should read” list, this time from the telegraph. The one’s I’ve read are indicated in italics. This is actually a pretty good list – mostly classics, not a single Ayn Rand title on it. 100 novels everyone

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Read 26 Indy Reading Challenge for 2014

Early in January of 2014, Indy Star Reporter Michael Anthony Adams issued a challenge to Indiana residents for the new year: New Year’s resolutions are rarely acted on. I’m guilty of it, and you’re guilty of it. The trick is

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children’s treasure hunt book with clues in pig latin

I bought this framed page of a children’s book several years ago, and I’ve been trying to track down the book it came from without much luck. If you happen to recognize it, please let me know. I’d be really

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My DC Comics Pull List Purge

The only comment that DC Comics has made so far about the epic fuck-up that they have made with Batwoman and refusing to allow her to be married [Batwoman writers leave DC Comics over ban on same-sex marriage] is this:

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Batwoman writers leave DC Comics over ban on same-sex marriage

J.H. Williams III and Haden Blackman — longtime writers of the Batwoman comic book — are leaving DC Comics over a dispute about editorial changes to their planned story lines, including being forbidden to show the main character marrying her

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Supergirl First

The case for why DC should tackle a Supergirl movie before a Wonder Woman movie. I wrote a little bit a few weeks ago about the importance of getting the Wonder Woman storyline right when she is written in comics,

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That headline covers a lot of ground

From Hawkeye: My Life As A Weapon

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Wonder Woman as a feminist icon, and DC Comics’ moral obligation to do better

Or – How DC Comics is wasting the best character they own and acting like 5-year-old idiots making jokes about Superman and Wonder Woman boning while they fly. First, let’s start off by putting Wonder Woman in the right context.

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Wikipedia Is Quietly Moving Women Off Their American Novelist Page

From Jezebel: Wikipedia Is Quietly Moving Women Off Their American Novelist Page If you go to Wikipedia’s page for American Novelists, you might notice something strange: Of the first 100 authors listed, only a small handful of them are women.

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John Green’s ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ – a book review

It isn’t kosher to talk about the book before book club; in fact that is the first and second rules of book club. But I am a few pages away from the end of this book, and it’s not exactly

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Rage of Thrones (by Axis of Awesome)

I waited six years for Dance with Dragons… a bit NSFW. Although it’s a little problematic that they cast the “newbie wannabe geek” that he yells at as a woman. In my experience, I know as many women who’ve read

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Electrasteph’s Desktop Comics: Adventure 1

Wherein I make a comic completely out of objects found on my desk at work. [Disclaimer! all of these characters are property of DC Comics. This is a parody work; no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.]

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Week 1: What is gender? Theories and views

Gender Through Comic Books Online Course at Canvas.net. The Course Syllabus Class hasn’t started, but I can already tell by the reading materials that I’m going to be FIRED UP about some of this week’s subject, because I’ve written about

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Awesome fan-made Wonder Woman video

She actually fights Nazis in this video, which is supposed to be her thing, unlike today where she’s just fighting greek mythology or some such. And her boots are really cool. Female Super Hero Fan Film from Jesse V. Johnson

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Gender Through Comic Books Online Course

Very cool news from comic writer Mark Waid: For the last few months, a talented university teacher named Christy Blanch has been putting together a college-level course called “Gender Through Comic Books”–but it’s not limited to college students. It’s the

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Nancy Drew “Girl Detective” T-shirt

I’ve loved Nancy Drew since I was a kid, and I had a cool shirt with Pamela Sue Martin’s face on in when I was in elementary school. I always wished I had one with the silhouette on it, so

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Wonder Woman and Superman? Why?

Entertainment Weekly reveals that in an upcoming issue of the Justice League, Wonder Woman and Superman will start knocking boots. Yup. From the reaction I saw on Facebook and the comments at DC Women Kicking Ass, fans don’t seem to

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Captain Marvel T-Shirt

I added my first Marvel Comics title to my comic book pull list today – Captain Marvel. The “new” Captain Marvel is the former “Ms. Marvel” — Carol Danvers the female adjunct to Captain Marvel from the old comics, before

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Dostoevsky on the Problem of Evil

Dostoevsky on the Problem of Evil. … And if the sufferings of children go to swell the sum of sufferings which was necessary to pay for truth, then I protest that the truth is not worth such a price. I

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On Wonder Woman #8, Fanboy Flakkers & The Sanctity Of Myth

On Wonder Woman #8, Fanboy Flakkers & The Sanctity Of Myth (Part 1 of 2) by “Too Busy Thinking About My Comics”. It seems that Azzarello has been granted free reign by the flakkers to reinterpret anything at all except

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She Has No Head! – Is the Destruction of The Amazons The Destruction of Feminism in DC Comics?

Kelly Thompson on Wonder Woman issue 7: She Has No Head! – Is the Destruction of The Amazons The Destruction of Feminism in DC Comics? | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources. I drafted Wonder Woman #7 for

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State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

December’s book club book was State of Wonder and I managed to get it read this time. (It’s been hit-or-miss the last several book club meetings because I’ve been doing my own writing or reading other books or *ahem* reading

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Word Count for Famous Novels (organized)

Word count for famous novels, in ascending order by number of words. Based on this list compiled by Nicole Humphrey Cook. (Thanks Nicole, and sorry for stealing; I wanted to see the list in order.) For average word counts based

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50+ Awesomest LGBTQ Comic Book Characters

According to Dennis Upkins, here is a list of the 50+ Awesomest LGBTQ Comic Book Characters. Dang, I got a lot of reading to do.

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Spike Jonze: Mourir Auprès de Toi

A beautiful (and a bit dirty) film by Spike Jonze based on Designer Olympia Le-Tan’s embroidered clutch-bags. Spike Jonze: Mourir Auprès de Toi on Nowness.com.

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