All posts by Rachael Conrad

Weekend Reads: Neil Gaiman

Sometimes you need a book (or two) to get you to the weekend. The Sleeper and the Spindle and How to Talk to Girls at Parties are those books. Ok, so maybe I’m a little biased because of how much I love Neil Gaiman. I’ve admired him

Weekend Reads: Goliath

Everyone knows the story of David and Goliath. A young man named David slays a Philistine giant with a slingshot and a well-aimed rock to the head. The giant, however, “was armed with a coat of mail and had greaves of brass upon his legs.”

4 1980’s Inspired Stories to Get Excited About

The 1980’s Called… The 80’s are back in a big way, and I’m not just talking about high waisted jeans, Farrah Fawcett hair, and synth-pop.  These days, you’re hard-pressed to find a television show, movie, video game, or comic book that hasn’t been influenced in

Weekend Reads: American Housewife

If the cover alone isn’t enough to get you reading Hellen Ellis’s collection, American Housewife, then let me try to persuade you further. I’m not and have never been a fan of collections of short stories. I’d rather read a 300 page story than a

10 Rogue One Characters to Get Excited About

A long time ago (July 15-17) in a galaxy far, far away (London), Star Wars Celebration happened. What is Star Wars Celebration? So glad you asked. Star Wars Celebration is the definitive fan experience for Star Wars fanboys and fangirls. Think NYCC or SDCC, but

Weekend Reads: Romeo and/or Juliet

Romeo and/or Juliet, Ryan North Romeo and/or Juliet is brilliant. Do you remember the Choose Your Own Adventure stories of yore? Well, that’s exactly what Romeo and/or Juliet is. Only infinitely more clever and laugh-out-loud funny from start to finish. Ryan North brings together some of the

Weekend Reads: The Girl from Everywhere

The Girl from Everywhere, Heidi Heilig 2016 has been a fantastic year for books about time travel and Heidi Heilig’s debut novel, The Girl from Everywhere, is one of the best. The Girl from Everywhere is an amalgamation of historical fiction, high fantasy, science fiction,

5 Villains that Are the Best of the Worst

Everyone loves a hero. They’re benevolent, romantic, have super-human powers, and are beholden to rescue kittens from trees and damsels in distress. They can bench-press eighteen wheelers and usually have amazing hair, i.e. Wonder Woman and Captain America. Big whoop. What about the other guys?

Weekend Reads: The Grownup

There are contemporary authors who revel in making their readers uncomfortable. Yet very few can do so as addictively and undeniably well as Gillian Flynn. The Grownup (a 62 page novella that Universal Studios recently paid a ridiculous six figure sum for) was originally titled

Spotlight: The Order of Belfry

The world is filled with many comic books, most of which are about superheroes and magical beings. These stories are fabulous in their own right, but there is just something so exhilarating and refreshing about comics that write their own path. That is exactly the

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