Book Review: Heartless

Most of us read about the Queen of Hearts for the first time in Alice in Wonderland. Heartless shows us a different side to this well-known character. The novel looks at the teenage years of Catherine and follows her journey as she looks to follows her dream of owning a bakery. This is a simple dream and it should be achievable (her family is quite wealthy); however they want her to marry an even wealthier man. Their dream for their daughter looks like it’s going to come to fruition when the King starts to court the 18-year-old Catherine. While marrying a King and becoming Queen would make...

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Super Girls! Supergirl

Name: Kara Zor-El Alias: Supergirl Powers: Super strength, flight, invulnerability, super speed, heat vision, freeze breath, X-ray vision, superhuman hearing, healing Appears in: DC comic series Supergirl, Action Comics, Superman/Batman Adventure Comics, The Superman Family, The Daring New Adventures of Supergirl, and CW’s television series Supergirl Quotes: Hank Henshaw: I see you share your cousin’s appetite for wanton destruction, Miss Danvers. Supergirl: You know, I am starting to answer to Supergirl. Alex Danvers: Hey, you’ve been dodging missiles and pushing your endurance...

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Book Review: Crazy is my Superpower

Not everyone is lucky enough to have a happy childhood. Some children are forced to grow up far too quickly; AJ Mendez Brooks was one of those children. Her autobiography, Crazy is my Superpower, tells this story. She grew up with young parents who found it difficult to hold down a job. As a result she and her three siblings were often left to fend for themselves. After moving from apartment to apartment the family found themselves homeless. They lived in their car for a while before moving into a motel in New Jersey. Throughout this challenging time AJ found comfort in comic books, video...

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Art Review: Girlhood by Joyce Kozloff

Last week, I had the pleasure of going to Joyce Kozloff’s exhibit, Girlhood, in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood. Girlhood was featured at the DC Moore Gallery from October 5 to November 4. It was an interesting, eclectic collection that I really enjoyed. The mixed media exhibition stems from folders of carefully preserved grade school art, which the artist found while cleaning out her parents’ house after they passed away. The childhood drawings were then carefully arranged with the artist’s meticulously painted maps, charts, infographics and other geographical knowledge. In a DC Moore...

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Horror Girls: The Exorcist

Girls in Horror Movies: The Exorcist This series of blog posts will focus on how young girls are portrayed in different horror movies. Unlike women, girls have far more variety to their characters within the horror genre. Women are typically portrayed as very pretty airheads that are usually the first to end up dead! This week I’ll be discussing The Exorcist which is a classic of the horror genre! Upon its release in 1973, it became a major success but it was banned in many countries as it contains so many controversial scenes. The movie itself focuses on the life of 12-year-old girl, Regan....

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Super Girls! Hit-Girl

Name: Hit Girl Occupation: Superhero/schoolgirl Appears in: Marvel comic series Kick-Ass, films Kick Ass and Kick Ass 2, Hit-Girl comic series 2008 – 2013 Powers/abilities: hand to hand combat, martial arts training Quotes: “Robin wishes he was me.” “Don’t worry about me. I can kill a man with his own finger.” “I can’t see through walls. But I can kick your ass.”   The world of Kick-Ass is loved partially for its incredibly self-conscious inversion of the superhero genre. The central character, Dave, is a virtually incompetent but optimistic guy who spends the majority of his time...

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