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Defending the Man of Steel

  I recently re-watched Zach Snyder’s Man of Steel because it was New Year’s Eve, my wife was asleep, and I wanted to see if my opinion of it shortly after it came out (in which I rather liked it) held up. It did. Oh, sure, a few of the Marvel-verse movies

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Nicole’s 5 Favorite Books of 2015

It’s that time of year again, the time where we start reflecting and making lists. And book lists are my favorite lists to share with you. But I’ve always felt so much pressure to limit my list to books published this year. No more! Instead, I’ve decided to make this a list

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In Defence of DC’s Media Strategy

I’m not an avid comic book reader. I read some Supergirl in middle school and high school, some Spider-Man when the movies came out, and a few video game tie-ins. I’m starting to get more into them with the New 52 giving me a place to actually start. But overall, I’m what

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Book Review: The Martian

The Martian has been getting high praise from the geek community for a while now, which isn’t surprising at all. It is a story about astronaut Mark Watney, who ends up stranded on Mars during a mission and must use his skills, knowledge, and wit to survive. This is the kind of

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Book Review: Armada by Ernest Cline

Let’s get this out of the way first: No, this is not as good as Ready Player One. Ready Player One was a story that felt new, a different approach to sci-fi. Armada isn’t that. However, it’s still a good book in it’s own right. Armanda is the story of Zach Lightman, a teenager

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Book Review: Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science-and the World

One of my biggest problems about how we talk about women in STEM is that we act as if we aren’t already here. Or if we do acknowledge women are already in these fields, we act as if it’s a new thing. Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science-and the World aims to change

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Book Review: Beyond Innocence

Disclaimer: I received a review copy of this book. I don’t get any compensation from this review, unless you click on the Amazon link in this post to buy it. I’m behind on this review, and for that dear readers I apologize. The book was released on May 20th, and I actually

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Book Review: Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music by Greg Kot

I remember when I first found out I could download music from the internet. I remember how easy it was to search for “song title download” and just have that song. And then when Napster became wide spread, how amazing it was that it was even easier. And how scary it was

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Comic Book History Lesson: Persepolis Review

My co-worker who reads comics came to me with a suggestion for two graphic novels she read as a class assignment in high school. Described to me as the story of a young girl in early 1980’s Iran who struggles with politics and expectations of women, but grows up and becomes punk,

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Book Review: Greyhound

When Nicole sent me the recommendation for Greyhound last week, I was both a) intrigued, because the tape on the cover reminded me of Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park, and b) concerned, because the tape on the cover reminded me of Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park… …and let’s face it. Once you read Rainbow Rowell, it’s