Marziah Karch

Marziah Karch lives in Portland, Oregon and is the author of multiple books and magazine articles. Bylines include Lifewire, Rodale's Organic Life, Tech Republic, and WIRED. Marziah earned a Ph.D. with a dissertation focusing on the information behavior of indie game designers.

Getting Vaccinated Is Nearly Impossible Right Now

When they announced the COVID vaccine, a lot of us were excited. My autistic son was incredibly excited. This is…

January 21, 2021

Review: ‘The Glorias’

'The Glorias' captures the America where Gloria Steinem became a feminist icon.  

September 30, 2020

Glass Gems in the Garden

If you have space for a garden and a climate that supports it, consider Glass Gem corn. 

September 28, 2020

What to Quaranstream: Witches and Wizards

I know we're mostly sitting at home with a lot of time to stream shows, so rather than scroll indecisively,…

September 3, 2020

What to Quaranstream

I know we're mostly sitting at home with a lot of time to stream shows, so rather than scroll indecisively,…

August 6, 2020

Cirque du Soleil Corteo Returns

Cirque du Soleil's Corteo originally began as a big tent show in 2005 and ended about ten years later. It's…

March 17, 2019

‘Captain Marvel” Review: Carol Danvers Takes the Lead

'Captain Marvel' isn't Marvel's first try at a film centered around a woman superhero. So how does it fare?

March 7, 2019

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Is a Must-See

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is my new favorite Spider-Man movie of all time. It serves as the origin story for…

December 12, 2018

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’: Clever, Snarky, Family Fun

Ralph Breaks the Internet is a commentary on internet culture, online gaming, and healthy friendships. It's also wickedly clever and…

November 20, 2018

Han Solo Cups Are for Everyone

I'm the proud parent of a happy autistic son, and when Disney challenged us to come up with some crafts…

September 17, 2018

Han Solo Cups Are for Everyone

I'm the proud parent of a happy autistic son, and when Disney challenged us to come up with some crafts…

September 14, 2018

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Is the Distraction You Need Right Now

After all the heartbreak of 'Avengers: Infinity War' and, let's face it, the current news cycle, wouldn't it be nice…

July 6, 2018

‘Bao’: Pixar’s ‘Incredibles 2’ Short Is a Sweet Little Dumpling Surprise

The last Pixar movie I reviewed, Coco, did not air a short beforehand. Not to press screenings, anyway. There was…

June 15, 2018

‘Han Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Review

Han Solo: A Star Wars Story is a fun romp, complete with an all-star cast, surprise cameos, and solid acting. It's…

May 23, 2018

Cirque du Soleil on Ice With New Show Crystal

Crystal is the first (and possibly only) Cirque du Soleil show to mix ice skating and acrobatics. Ice acrobatics, ramps,…

April 6, 2018

Movie Review: ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

'A Wrinkle in Time' is the latest adaptation of the popular YA book by Madeleine L'Engle.

March 9, 2018

Black Panther Is the Superhero We Need Right Now

If all you want is a great superhero movie, Black Panther more than delivers. But it also grapples with deep…

February 15, 2018

‘Coco’: Pixar Takes on Day of the Dead

'Coco' is the latest movie from Pixar. It's colorful, delightful, sad at times, and overall worth the price of admission.

November 23, 2017

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Review: Fun, Fireworks, and Zeppelin

'Thor: Ragnarok' plays like a reboot and a rebirth, and it's a movie that could stand alone.

November 3, 2017

A GeekMom Giveaway: Victoria and Abdul

Hey, Victoriana fans: Focus Features is promoting the movie 'Victoria and Abdul' with a themed giveaway. Three random winners will…

October 2, 2017