Who Needs a Hero?

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A series of strange conversations prompted me to write this article about heroes: discussions of superheroes, jerks, and yes, even underpants.

Cinderella 2015: A Princess in the Golden Age of Hollywood

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Kenneth Branagh has reinterpreted this live-action Cinderella to feel like a golden age of Hollywood classic (with English accents). Cate Blanchett’s wicked stepmother wanders around in 1940’s inspired hats with veils, pin-curled updos, bright red lips, and “mode de Paris.” The stepsisters don peter pan collars, loud prints, big curly hair, and pink, fuzzy 1950’s inspired sweater shrugs. Cinderella’s ball dress looks as if it mixed the original cartoon dress with a little Scarlett O’Hara and a lot of Swarovski crystals.

Passion and History in ‘She Makes Comics’

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Did you know women readership of comics was equal to men prior to 1950? Yup! Watch the entertaining and informative documentary She Makes Comics for interviews with some of the biggest names of females in comics!

Screening Twilight

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Screening Twilight takes a critical look at the saga and its place in the wider cultural landscape through a collection of academic essays.

Fangasm: The Curious Case of The Supernatural Fangirl

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Fangasm: Supernatural Fangirls is the story of two university professors, Lynn S. Zubernis and Katherine Larsen who also happen to be devoted Supernatural fans. The book follows them as they attend multiple conventions across the US and Canada, indulging in their passion whilst researching the subject with the intention of writing a book on fandom.

The Cliffs of Insanity: Mommy Bloggers

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So why is the term mommy blogger such a negative one? I take a look at our assumptions about things with gender labels. Plus, where you can find me dressed as Wonder Woman.

Twilight Week At GeekMom!

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With the release Eclipse on DVD on Saturday, we at GeekMom decided to take a look at the Twilight phenomenon. The immensely popular series has been incredibly polarizing among fandom. One side side, teen girls reading the series, which included my own a few years ago, see someone they can identify with in Bella and a fascinating new world where they can escape.  Older female