Game of Thrones Discussion, S5E10: The End Is Nigh

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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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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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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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Mine!: The Problem with Fan “Ownership” of Videogames

by Kristin Bezio So a recent (completely civil, polite, and even productive) exchange got me thinking about one of the problems with videogame culture, and, indeed, fan culture more broadly. This is the problem of fan “ownership”–of a game, a franchise, an entire genre… On the one hand, creators want fans to feel a sense […]

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Game of Thrones Discussion: S5, E6 and E7: “Guys, Where Are We?”

Has Game of Thrones left you feeling “Lost” of late? You are not alone. Join us for a long discussion of the two most recent episodes — “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” and “The Gift” — with three fans with different perspectives: Laura Fletcher, a casual fan of the television and book series; Corrin Bennett-Kill, a dedicated […]

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25 Years of Faith No More Not Thinking About What I Want*

by Keidra Chaney I am a big fan of Faith No More. I have been a fan since 1989′s The Real Thing so that means I’ve been a fan of the band for 25 years. That means my “relationship” with Faith No More has been longer than all of my relationships — except for family […]

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As-I-Play Dragon Age: Inquisition – Diplomacy, Conspiracy, and Necromancy (Part Seven)

by Kristin Bezio So I ran through pretty much all of the minor quests and collecting that I was able to do without going crazy (I’ve come to terms with the fact that I don’t have the patience to go back to the Hinterlands to find that one remaining piece of the mosaic), so I […]

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