Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Plot by Will Eisner

  1860s: Maurice Jolly writes “The Dialogue in Hell between Machiavelli and Montesquieu”, a revolutionary manifesto in disguise that calls Napoleon III a usurper and dictator. 1894: The Czar listens to a sensible man with liberal leanings with a couple … Continue reading

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Crusade by Stewart Binns

“Within minutes of the end of the carnage, the Crusaders flocked to the Holy Sepulcher to give thanks for their deliverance. Heaving from their exertions, dripping in their sweat and the still-warm blood of their victims, they knelt in prayer. We turned … Continue reading

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Blindspot

Let’s get back to committing numerous felonies. -Patterson Summary Jane Doe wakes up in a duffel bag in Times Square, buck naked, covered in tattoos with absolutely no idea who she is, where she’s from, or why FBI Special Agent … Continue reading

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Qahera, Comic Strip

I have mixed feelings about this comic series. It addresses issues of contemporary Arab society and Islam, and it correctly distinguishes between proper Islamic teaching and patriarchal misogyny without messing with religion doctrine or wrongfully criticizing it for the sake … Continue reading

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D S.3

Thousands of years ago, an Inhuman was born on this planet that was destined to rule it. So powerful, so fearsome, that others were consumed with dread and so they banished it from the Earth. Sent it through the portal … Continue reading

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Supergirl

Kara Danvers: If we call her “Supergirl”, something less than what she is, doesn’t that make us guilty of, of being anti-feminist? Didn’t you say she’s the hero? Cat Grant: *I’m* the hero. I stuck a label on the side … Continue reading

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Much Ado About Nothing [2012]

I see, lady, the gentleman is not in your books. No; an he were, I would burn my study. I.I Summary Contemporary adaptation of the Shakespeare play. Set in what would be thought of as modern Italy with beautiful, lush … Continue reading

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The Circle by Dave Eggers

PRIVACY IS THEFT SECRETS ARE LIES SHARING IS CARING Summary Mae Holland an ordinary girl from a small town is hired by the biggest tech corporate, The Circle. Her life is completely transformed as she fully embraces her new lifestyle … Continue reading

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Hamlet [2009]

Now cracks a noble heart. Good night sweet prince: And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest! (V.II: 344-345) BBC’s adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s performance of Hamlet starring David Tennant, Patrick Stewart, Penny Downie, and more. Hamlet is my … Continue reading

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Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

“Oh, yes it has, sir. Everything’s changed. Men fall from the sky, the gods hurl thunderbolts, innocents die. That’s how it starts, sir. The fever, the rage, the feeling of powerlessness that turns good men… cruel.” – Alfred Pennyworth to … Continue reading

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