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Review: Sweet Home by Wendy Erskine

I want to start this review of Sweet Home by mentioning video games, if you’ll indulge me. The games industry has this awkward discourse floating around it right now regarding politics. Fans are telling publishers to keep politics out of their games, and developers are putting out games that take a very clear political stance …

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Review: Everything You Ever Wanted by Luiza Sauma

The modern discourse between generations can be summed up by pitting a baby-boomer who’s screeching, “Millennials are killing everything!” against a twenty-something hipster groaning about how their vintage artisan flat white shipping company isn’t getting off the ground. The problem with millennials like myself making jokes like this one, however, dilutes the genuine issues of …

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7 Books and Comics to Read if You Loved Good Omens

So you loved Good Omens? The Good Omens TV adaptation hit Amazon Prime like a meteor, and it caused a tsunami of positive whoops and cheers from long-time fans of the book and newcomers alike. The show, as adaptations go, is perfect. It’s a lesson in how to use costume, set, style, dialogue, and music …

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Why The Silence of the Girls is Better than Circe

The shortlist for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019 features six books, two of which are oddly similar retellings of stories from Greek mythology, each with a feminist edge to it. Madeline Miller’s Circe reworks the little-know story of Circe, an equally little-known goddess-turned-witch. It’s a biopic narrative with a love affair thrown in. Pat Barker’s …

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