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Life Perspectives

My Life in Burlesque: On Swagger, Sparkles and (Han) Solo

“I’m just not used to wearing pants!” So said I backstage at a performance of Boobs on Endor: A Return of the Jedi Burlesque (otherwise known as, You Can’t Make This Shit Up). That night I was Han Solo, who in our show is played by a broad in a bra. And really tight, ass-flattering pants that I was […]

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News

PoC News In America

Happy Yom Kippur and Eid Mubarrak to all people who are celebrating holidays this past week!

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You Complete Me Internet

Gif It to Me Baby: Popcorn.gif

When shit starts hitting the fan, sometimes all you can do is sit back with a (metaphorical) bucket of popcorn and enjoy the spectacle. 

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Op Ed

The Contemporary Religion of Fandom

The other day I came across this quote from Joss Whedon: “I guess the thing that I want to say about fandom is that it’s the closest thing to religion there is that isn’t actually religion.”

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Mental Illness

Caregiving: Medication

For some time now, we have been in crisis territory, although said crisis keeps trying to pretend it’s a rough patch, which is, quite frankly, ridiculous. A crisis doesn’t have enough letters to be a rough patch, for a start. And a rough patch doesn’t generally bring about such medication fun-times, either.

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Pop Culture

Best Holiday TV Episodes of All Time Ever*

*In this one writer’s opinion and based on a completely biased system. I’m not even going to try to hide it: I am a sucker for holiday episodes of my favorite TV shows. I’ll sit and enjoy a holiday episode of shows I don’t really even like on occasion. If you’re looking for a half […]

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New Show Recap

Community: Take me to Tinkle Town

This week’s episode starts off with an unusually normal situation: it’s Friday and the group is discussing their weekend plans. While Britta’s going to be working off her cat’s laser eye surgery by volunteering at the animal hospital, Troy and Abed can’t wait to watch the many hours of special features in Abed’s new ultra-exclusive […]

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Games

Batman: Arkham Asylum

So, I bought Batman: Arkham Asylum on Steam last week during the summer special, and now it’s time for a review. The game was released first on the console on August 2009, and the PC version followed in September of the same year. The PC version is what I would call a good “console port.” […]