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Weekend Reads: York

York: The Shadow Cipher, Laura Ruby When I picked up Laura Ruby’s YA novel Bone Gap in 2015, I did so for the promise of bees and magical realism. What I was left with was a sense of wonder that comes along when you find a book that

Theatre Bites: Fences

August Wilson was one of the twentieth century’s greatest dramatists, and one of the foremost writers of the African-American experience that the world has seen. Almost every regional theatre in the country has done at least one production of an August Wilson play, and for

Weekend Reads: Spill Zone

The Spill Zone, Scott Westerfeld In Scott Westerfeld’s new graphic novel, three years ago an event of unknown origin destroyed the working-class city of Poughkeepsie. What’s left behind is the titular Spill Zone. While no one knows what triggered the event, there’s one thing for

Theatre Bites: Angels in America

The following things have been said about the theatre: “The pit of a theatre is the one place where the tears of virtuous and wicked men alike are mingled.” – Denis Diderot “The theatre is supremely fitted to say: ‘Behold! These things are.’ Yet most

Weekend Reads: Disappearance at Devil’s Rock

Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, Paul Tremblay Here’s the thing about growing up in suburban Massachusetts: when someone writes an atmospheric mystery that takes place in familiar towns with familiar landmarks, your hometown becomes more sinister. I didn’t want to put Disappearance at Devil’s Rock down

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The Magicians Recap: S2E12 “Ramifications”

This is Season 2 Episode 12 of The Magicians: “Ramifications” The plot thickens in the penultimate episode of The Magicians‘ second season. Senator John Gaines tries to take control of his own life (lol), Alice rejoins the realm of the living, and Penny barely makes it

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Comic Book Wednesday: Jem and the Holograms

Jem and the Holograms by Kelly Thompson, Sophie Campbell, & M. Victoria Robado  April has been a rough month for diversity in the comic book industry. From Marvel claiming that their sales indicate readers don’t want diverse characters to X-Men Gold’s first issue featuring anti-Semitic and anti-Christian

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