Bittersweet dichotomy of Duran Duran, Imelda Marcos and Me

The back cover of Duran Duran, Imelda Marcos and Me describes several things about the graphic novel. It’s a look into precious childhood memories, religion, pop culture, adolescence, social class, and politics. It seems like a huge list of topics to cover in 131 pages—and it is. It feels overstuffed just as a child on... Continue Reading →

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Nybrandt touches past experiences

It seems protests are being held almost daily and the world feels—almost—hopeless as people express their hatred for one another. In such turbulent times, a positive story about overcoming challenges—despite the politics standing in the way—is needed, and Dreams in Thin Air provides that. Dreams in Thin Air, written by Michael M. Nybrandt and illustrated... Continue Reading →

Sympathy for the Cannibal

The cover of The Abominable Mr. Seabrook looks like the beginning of a horror story—a single man between two bottles of booze, a horrified expression crossing his face as he looks up. So begins the tale of famed journalist William Seabrook (1884-1945), the writer who popularized the term “zombie”. The memoir was written by Joe... Continue Reading →

September’s YEG POPNOW!

A monthly round-up of the various pop culture events happening throughout the Edmonton area. September at the Metro Throughout September Metro Cinema at the Garneau Theatre September means colder weather and warm drinks. Which is great because the Metro Cinema is located beside Transcend Coffee, La Poutine and several other warm places to grab fall-related... Continue Reading →

Why You Should Read “Detective Comics”

I love Batman. I thought he was the coolest hero around along side Spider-man. I watched the original Batman: the Animated Series and would rush home to catch the latest episode. This routine continued through Batman Beyond and the various Batman animated/live-action/comic/video game stories that have come out since. Rarely ever did my interactions with... Continue Reading →

YEG PopNow!

A monthly round-up of the various pop culture events happening throughout the Edmonton area. Variant Edition Move August 30, 2016 Variant Edition is the new cool kid on the block when it comes to comic shops. Promoting an inclusive atmosphere, the store has been a huge force when it comes to lectures and events that... Continue Reading →

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