Where is Wonder Woman? A Call for Female Superhero Representation

With a string of new smash-hit blockbuster superhero films coming out every summer, it’s easy to forget that not all action-packed, special effects-filled movies are the same. The nuanced differences between major publishers like Marvel and DC are easily lost…

Attack of the red and black onesies

I’m not sure why it is, but people sure love their goofy ultra-violent psychopaths in red and black onesies. Ok, this statement needs a little bit of explanation: in the last few years on the geek scene, Harley Quinn and…

Supergirl soars onto the small screen

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … not Superman. Sorry if I disappointed you. But it is his cousin Kara Zor-El, more commonly known as Supergirl. Monday October 26, she and her red cape flew onto CBS. Since this…

DisneyBounding brings Disney magic to the everyday

There’s something about Disney that I’ve never been able to outgrow. Maybe it’s the singing inanimate objects, maybe it’s the magical lands or maybe it’s the overarching message of making your dreams come true, but I’ve never been able to…

Modern cartoons tackle complex, mature themes

I’m an adult who likes cartoons. From this statement, one might imagine someone eating cereal and milk in front of the television on Saturday mornings like a sweaty, overgrown kid. I can say only one thing is true of this…

Metal Gear: More than a summer fling

This summer I fell in love. There is a whole lot to love about the weird but thrilling “Metal Gear” games, and the Sept. 1 release of “Metal Gear Solid V (MGSV): The Phantom Pain” further cements my newfound appreciation…

Games on the go: the best of the 3DS

These last few weeks have been crushing for the gamer side of me. I have been in rehearsals for hours and haven’t had the chance to play many games in the comfort of my dorm. In times like these I…

Predictions for the E3 conference

Both the Game Developers Conference and the Penny Arcade Expo wrapped up weeks ago, leaving gamers with little recent news. During the current break in the gaming sphere, I like to speculate about what is coming next. What better way…

Like a vacation, DLC content enhances gaming experience

If my life was a video game—and sometimes I think it really is—different vacations would be the add-on packs to my main game. In this life-game hybrid of mine, the most recent add-on, or downloadable content (DLC), “Adventures in San…

'Settlers of Catan' strengthens bonds then and now

My high school classmates’ senior years did not go as planned. Call it dumb luck or terrible mistakes, but many of my closest friends received concussions that year. The head injuries, from either football or soccer, lasted weeks or months.…

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