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From Witches to Warriors, Mike Madrid covers the gamut of women heroes (I refuse to use the term heroines) in comics from the Golden Age of comics in his latest book, Divas, Dames & Daredevils. As...

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“Night Film” by Marisha Pessl

August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

I realized, very quickly, that a lot of the films described in “Night Film” are films I would watch if they were real.  Author Marisha Pessl compares mysterious director Stanislas Cordova, the main, unseen antagonist...

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This Town – Mark Leibovich

August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mark Leibovich has some pretty big cajones. In his latest work, This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral – plus plenty of valet parking! – in America’s Gilded Capital, he takes on the incestuous beast that...

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Late last year, a campaign went live asking for people to help self-publish a novel about super-powered teens. The request was simple: $3500 to print the first small batch of books. The project went live...

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Inferno by Dan Brown

July 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Harvard symbology professor Robert Langdon is at it again. First, it was the holiest of offsprings and a secret society in author Dan Brown’s first book, The Da Vinci Code. Then it was another secret society,...

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They say you should never judge a book by its cover.  I’ve found this to be mostly true, and ultimately I’m never that shallow when picking out a book, but I’d be lying if I...

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World War Z by Max Brooks

June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

The last five to ten years have marked a steady increase in popular culture mediums involving zombies.  Zombie-kitsch is now a thing, with funny zombies (Shaun of the Dead), fast zombies (28 Days Later), slow...

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The Legion of Nothing Volume One: Rebirth

September 25, 2012 | 1 Comments

A few years ago, it was kids getting tossed into a world of magic and somehow saving the whole thing. After that came the vampires, the werewolves, and all sorts of shades of gray. Are...

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