What Should A Princess Look Like?

I had the best princess role model when I was a child. Although she had beautiful dresses and ornate, stylish hairdos just like the Disney lineup of princesses, she also carried a blaster, didn’t take any lip from any scruffy nerfherders, and actively participated in her own rescue. Yes, she was still a bit of…
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More Super Women Wanted

While I love the recent renaissance in superhero movies, particularly Avengers and the related Iron Man, Thor and Captain America lines, I can’t help but notice that there’s something missing. That would be: women, also known as “half the human race.” Avengers, in particular, is rather galling because it is pure awesome. What a concept–take…
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Superman And His Reporter, Lois Lane

The Lois Lane in the most recent Superman movie, Man of Steel, has received largely positive reviews. It’s gotten hard for me to watch movies about reporters, especially reporters who write for newspapers, because they always get a lot of things wrong. The worst is when female reporters are shown sleeping with their sources and…
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Dungeons And Dragons Lovers Need To Visit Jamestown

One of the best stories in all of Dungeons & Dragons is the tale of the Dread Gazebo, in which a storyteller’s group meets a gazebo and, not knowing what it is, assumes it’s a monster of some kind. The story has left me and probably plenty of other geeky people with a sincere affection…
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The New Oz Movie

Well, after 28 years they’ve finally come out with a new Oz movie, and the critics already seem to be jumping all over it with hobnailed boots. Fair enough. I haven’t seen it yet, so I have no idea whether it’s any good. What I do question is the critics’ seeming universal claim that the…
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