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I Don’t Like Bullies: Captain America and World War II

I Don’t Like Bullies: Captain America and World War II

American heroes throughout the late twentieth century deploy imaginary forces against imaginary evils. The heroes encounter superhuman threats and were only able to deal with them because they themselves were superhuman. This is not so much the case during the mid-point [...]

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Fringe’s Father

Fringe’s Father

Walter Bishop sits behind a small folding table at St. Claire’s mental institution. His beard is as frayed at his mind and his eyes are hollow and piercing. Walter is both a genius and a snack-craving fool. I’m often unsure [...]

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Our Favorite Things: Fujioka Ryouji

Our Favorite Things: Fujioka Ryouji

Sometimes it’s hard to find fathers in anime who aren’t total jackwagons. (It can be hard to find non-jackwagon fathers in any sort of show, but we discussed that already.) In some of my favorite anime, the fathers are either [...]

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Zuko’s Red and Blue Dragons

Zuko’s Red and Blue Dragons

I arrived late to watching Avatar: The Last Airbender.  I finally got around to watching the series last summer when I started watching its sequel series, Legend of Korra.  It didn’t take too long for me to fall in love [...]

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Our Favorite Things: Ensemble Songs

Our Favorite Things: Ensemble Songs

TV & Film Writer Janelle Smith I will admit - I've attempted to sing the African chant that is sung at the beginning of The Lion King's "Circle of Life" many times.  Also I have looked up the English translation of [...]

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