What it feels like for a (fan)girl


The other day I was catching up with San Diego Comic-Con news and checking out a bit of what happened on the MTV Fandom Awards. I still don’t really get it, but it’s amusing to watch. Every time I remember said award show exists, I marvel that we now live in a world where this […]



As-I-Play Borderlands 2: Of Parts and Pizza (Part Eight)

So nothing much came of the whole “Let’s be a deity!” thing (other than a semi-hysterical woman at the news stand in Sanctuary who says, “Who would worship the Firehawk? You’re clearly more godlike!”), and I’m still helping out Lilith. This time, I’m going after a ‘gentleman’ named Boll who has information on Lilith that […]

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Who Watches the Watchman?

Go Set A Watchman, Harper Lee’s prequel/retelling of to To Kill A Mockingbird is considered highly controversial, in part because of the way some readers consider this a betrayal of their version of the character Atticus Finch. This is far from the first story re-telling that readers or viewers have deemed to be somehow “wrong”, […]

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You Can Call Me Flower if You Want to: Environmentalism and thatgamecompany’s Flower

by Kristin Bezio I know Flower (2009) was released several years ago now, but our household just acquired a PlayStation 4 (PS4), so now is the first time I’ve been able to actually play it. Flower was made by the same folks who made Fl0w (2006), which you can play or download (partially) for free […]

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Game of Thrones Discussion, S5E10: The End Is Nigh

Did the season’s last episode have you questioning why you had invested so much time and energy on the diversion that is Game of Thrones? Wondering what point George R.R. Martin and the showrunners were trying to make, or even if they had one? And perhaps suspecting, as we suggested a few weeks ago, they […]

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stannis and selyse

Game of Thrones Discussion, S5, E9: Love and Sacrifice

One of the most chilling scenes ever on Game of Thrones raises the question: how much will you sacrifice for power? “It an unpleasant question: what great thing has ever been accomplished without killing and cruelty?” a character says, soon before he is lying in a pool of his own blood, by forces he himself […]

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Defining the Line Between Personal and Professional Context on Social Media

by Raizel Liebler and Keidra Chaney We recently published an article in Pace Law Review, Here We Are Now, Entertain Us: Defining the Line Between Personal and Professional Context on Social Media, 35 Pace L. Rev. 398 (2014). This article took us years (seriously, years!) and we are grateful for all that helped make the […]

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Game of Thrones Discussion, S5E8: The Enemy of My Enemy Is My Friend

We finally get a good look at the real enemy in Westeros. Open the gate and join us for a discussion of “Hardhome” with three fans with different perspectives: Laura Fletcher, a casual fan of the television and book series; Corrin Bennett-Kill, a dedicated fan of the book and TV series (she has read all […]

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Jade for Beauty: Feminist Frequency’s Positive Female Characters in Video Games – Jade (Beyond Good & Evil)

The game Beyond Good & Evil (2003) supplies the second positive female character for the series Positive Female Characters in Video Games, created by Feminist Frequency’s Anita Sarkeesian. (the Scythian was the first – my reaction is here.) Jade is, as Sarkeesian tells those of us who have not played the game, a journalist trying […]

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Peg Plus Cat Marie Curie Albert Einstein

I Read A Book: Eva Hemmungs Wirten’s Making Marie Curie: Intellectual Property & Celebrity Culture in an Age of Information

by Raizel Liebler In an episode of the PBS children’s show Peg Plus Cat, Marie Curie shows up to discuss making mistakes and persevering alongside Albert Einstein and Billie Holiday (and a whale, since this is a kids show!). Considering she is one of the only female scientists that non-scientists know — and now also […]

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