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Modern popular culture topics in the geek sphere.

Liz Galante3 days ago
If You Haven’t Read Harry Potter Here Is Why You Should
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone came out June 26, 1997. I was a fresh two-year-old at this point in time and didn't pay much mind to it. When I was just a little bit older, I remember spending t...
James Wright7 days ago
10 Characters That Broke the 4th Wall
The fourth wall is nothing new. It exists in cinema, movies, TV, comic books, novels, video games, and more and is a rudimental convention of the stage and screen. The fundamentals behind it describe ...
Ruth Bowmer11 days ago
The Importance of Film Within Korean Society
In order to define Korean cinema as it is now, it is important to place it into some sort of context given the country's century of oppression, division, and warfare. Historically, Korean cinema seems...
Juneau x12 days ago
Queer Celluloid Necrology
As a queer person, I have always had to dig for representation. In fact, queer representation in films and television shows helped me, as a kid, figure out important aspects of my identity. Without se...
C. Nicole Pierce15 days ago
Reboot or Nah?
TV shows in the 90's were amazing. Not to say the ones today aren't great, but there is something about what we call the classics, among our generation that leave no room for competition. There's no d...
Exploring the Otaku Culture
Japan is the dream land of every otaku in the planet. Especially, places like Akihabara and Nakano Broadway can be called as the holy land of otakus. Ever since anime revolutionized the entertainment ...
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Kristyn Cagle17 days ago
The Analysis of Severus Snape
We all have to agree that Severus Snape is one of the most controversial characters we have ever met in the series; a potions master, Death Eater, but most of all, a brokenhearted and misunderstood lo...
What's the Difference: Grammy, Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG, Tony, Academy or People's Choice Award?
There are so many different award shows on television that it is hard keeping up with all of them. Some people don't know who the award show honors until it is aired. Celebrities are honored several t...
Chris Jones24 days ago
1980s Kid
You can’t fail to have noticed the renewed interest in 80s style. There does seem to be a continued fascination with the style and music of that time. For someone who was lucky enough to have lived th...
Harry Bullmorea month ago
Article 42: The Meme-Ing of Life
The other day, I was on the receiving end of a question that shocked me to my very core. “What is a meme?” I was quick to scoff, briefly guffawing, before repeatedly failing to give an exact definitio...
Heather Wilkinsa month ago
DC Comics Posthumous James Bond Comics
There have been several males who have portrayed James Bond: Sean Connery, the late Roger Moore, George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig. There may even be another Bond after ...
Candace Neala month ago
An Anthem of Nineties Sentiment
Something happened around 1992 that was more gripping to the young anklebiters or, dare I say, rugrats of the world, than Bill Clinton’s presidency or the separation of Prince Charles and Princess Dia...
Ghezal Amiria month ago
Mark Hamill Reads Donald Trump's 'Wire Tapping' Tweets as the Joker and It's Everything
In addition to being known around the world as #LukeSkywalker since 1977, #MarkHamill has been a prolific voice actor for over forty years and his talented throat has been the home of the menacing voi...
Rachel Millina month ago
Good Intentions Gone Wrong
As a kid, the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was my favorite show to watch. I would race home after school, get my mom to turn on Fox Kids, and enjoy the next 30 minutes of karate-chopping, sword-wieldi...
Kennedy Browna month ago
5 YouTube Channels You Have to Watch
So, once again, you've found yourself in the classic "I'm bored" situation. After already binge-watching shows like: OITNB, Grey's Anatomy, The Walking Dead, Shameless, AHS, and other popular series; ...
Hannah Howarda month ago
Severus Snape: Good, Bad, or Both?
As a loyal D.A. member, supporter of S.P.E.W., fan of the Holyhead Harpies, and Potterhead extraordinaire I have been in my fair share of debates concerning the one and only Professor Severus Snape. I...
Conor Huftona month ago
Poor Fairy Tales With Valid Messages
A lot of fairy tales are obscure for a reason, and in the cases of these mentioned below, the obscurity is probably something to do with how poorly they executed otherwise genuine messages.
Taylor Walkera month ago
Episodic Reviews: 'Rick and Morty' - #00
I came home to find my girlfriend was a courgette. I don’t mean that as a metaphor, I am describing what happened. She went from having a fairly adequate human body to becoming a sentient vegetable. A...