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Pop Culture

Gothic Tropes in NBC’s Hannibal: Abigail Hobbs, The Not-So-Innocent Heroine

SPOILER ALERT: Before you read this, please be advised that there may be spoilers for Hannibal. If you are just starting the series and don’t want to know what’s going to happen, then stop here. If you’ve already watched it or if you love spoilers like I do, then go ahead and read.

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Style

Heroines of Style: Classic Movies

A couple of weeks ago, we looked at my favorite style heroines of television, so I thought today we might take a trip back into classic cinema to visit my favorite early heroines of style on film. These are the looks I love to emulate whether I’m playing the ingénue, the damsel in distress, the spunky […]

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We try it!

We Try It: Megamind, in theaters now

The new Dreamworks animated film Megamind opened this past weekend, and encouraged by the delightfulness that was last year’s Monsters vs. Aliens, I decided to check it out. It turned out to be pretty enjoyable, sort of a Dr. Horrible’s Singalong Blog for the kid set. My review and a couple of mild spoilers below […]

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Pop Culture

Why I Play As Male Characters in Games

My first video game was Mario Brosâ„¢.  The era of 8-bit graphics and my really young age are probably the reason why I did not care about playing a male protagonist. The game story is rather easy: Peach, the token girlfriend, was kidnapped by Bowser, and Mario the Plumber had to save her. He searched […]