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On Our List: April 2016

On Our List: April 2016

Since April 20 is the UN's Chinese Language Day, I decided to finally commit to reading the US release of Chinese science fiction superstar Cixin Liu's novel The Three-Body Problem. Following the story of Chinese scientists involved with a secret [...]

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On Our List: March 2016

On Our List: March 2016

I've been looking forward to the release of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD for months now, and once I actually started playing, this game hasn't disappointed. It's darker than I expected, but the plot is so interesting that [...]

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Severus Snape: Hero or Bully?

Severus Snape: Hero or Bully?

Author's Note: This article contains in-depth discussion of and spoilers for the Harry Potter series in its entirety. A monster franchise like Harry Potter will always have fans arguing about something. With such a deep and intricately thought-out universe, there are [...]

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On Our List: February 2016

On Our List: February 2016

With every passing day, my crush on Kate Leth just seems to grow. Her latest comic, Hellcat, is a delight and her fashion sense and style are always on point, but what I’m really getting into is her podcast, Less [...]

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On Our List: January 2016

On Our List: January 2016

Nonfiction is pretty far outside what I normally want to read, especially history and biography, but I've had Jung Chang's Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China on my list since it first came out a little over [...]

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On Our List: December 2015

On Our List: December 2015

I've had Hyrule Warriors for a few months now, but finally beat it earlier this month - only to discover there was an entire Adventure Mode left to play through.  Combining The Legend of Zelda with the hack-and-slash game mechanics [...]

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Editor’s Letter: Our Own Monomyths

Editor’s Letter: Our Own Monomyths

I was seventeen when I first studied the monomyth in a class. (The class, incidentally, was Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature, and we were particularly studying The Hobbit.) For the uninitiated, the monomyth is a basic outline common to mythology and literature, [...]

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