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Martha Jones, Defender of the Earth

Martha Jones, Defender of the Earth

No companion on Doctor Who doesn’t get dissected and analyzed and criticized again and again, but no companion catches more flak from the fandom than the one and only Martha Jones. Even before becoming an avid Whovian, I noticed the hatred [...]

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Mafalda: A Girl’s Literary Role Model

Mafalda: A Girl’s Literary Role Model

Female literary role models for girls at a young age are hard to come by. At least, that was the case for me when I was growing up in Puerto Rico. The books I had contact with were stories in [...]

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Top 5 Female Heroes in YA Novels

Top 5 Female Heroes in YA Novels

Every time I turn around, there’s a new young adult novel with a female hero in the fantasy and adventure section at the bookstore I work in. It’s not a bad thing – except that many of these “heroes” aren’t [...]

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Editor’s Letter: The Girl in a Cape

Editor’s Letter: The Girl in a Cape

As a reader, you’ve probably noticed our site is called Girls in Capes. Naturally, since we put our name everywhere – in our website header, our Facebook page, our Twitter, and even our very quiet and seldom-used Pinterest. (How do you [...]

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REVIEW: Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

REVIEW: Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Falling Kingdoms is Morgan Rhodes’ first high fantasy novel and I have to say that this book is a great introduction to the world and the story she has crafted. The book takes places in Mytica, a land divided into [...]

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Legitimate Pain: A Love Story

Legitimate Pain: A Love Story

Willow making with the magics Willow is my favorite character for a number of reasons.  Her development as a character is amazing over the seven seasons and she had a lot of conflicts both internal and external that made her [...]

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Our Favorite Things: Fringe (TV series)

Our Favorite Things: Fringe (TV series)

I’m guilty of watching a lot of bad television. I’ll watch an episode of Storage Wars or American Pickers any day of the week. I get my share of mindless entertainment. I like rooting for fictionalized reality-TV characters and I [...]

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Editor’s Letter: Woman Warrior

Editor’s Letter: Woman Warrior

Despite considering myself a pretty huge nerd, I never got around to watching Joss Whedon's doomed television series Firefly until my sister gave me the entire series on DVD this past Christmas. I'd been told many times to watch the show, [...]

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