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Big-time science nut who dabbles in the world of entertainment writing. Professional writer and editor with a background in marketing, online journalism, publishing, and the natural sciences.

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NYAFF ’17: WET WOMAN IN THE WIND and DAWN OF THE FELINES (NSFW)

I delve into the pink world of Roman Porno films — softcore Japanese pornography — with two NYAFF films, WET WOMAN IN THE WIND and DAWN OF THE FELINES.

Japanese girls never die res article
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NYAFF ’17 Review: JAPANESE GIRLS NEVER DIE and SOUL MATE

JAPANESE GIRLS NEVER DIE (2016) and SOUL MATE (2016) tackle issues of sexism and misogyny with varying results.

Spiderman article
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Why Spider-Man Is My Role Model, Not My Hero

In honor of Marvel’s decision to take our favorite wallcrawler back to Midtown High, I decided to travel back in time to my senior year of high school, during the scariest moment of any teenager’s life – College Applications.

Movie article
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Best of 2016: The 22 Best Films of the Year (Part 2)

Despite a great deal of discussion to the contrary, 2016 ended up being a high watermark year for cinema.

Steve article
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Goodbye Captain America, Hello Steve Rogers

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR cracks under the strain of trying to juggle two disconnected story lines

Asian article
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Asian Representation and Erasure in Western Media [Roundtable]

White Washing. Yeah, it happens. We get Real about Asian erasure and stereotyping in western media.

Rim article
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PACIFIC RIM: Unintended Misogyny

PACIFIC RIM had all the makings of a great film. Too bad it dropped the ball by the end.

Hero article
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I AM A HERO VOL. 1 - 2: Societal Gender Conflict and Zombies

I AM A HERO is light on zombies and plot, but is a delicately wrought character study and sheds a spotlight on modern gender conflict in Japan.

Wicked article
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The Wicked and the Divine

Witches, demons, gods, and mortals - just another day in the world of The Wicked and the Divine.

Dead article
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The DEADPOOL Dilemma: PG-13 vs R-rating?

Deadpool is a belligerent and boorish tour-de-force of violent and sexual energy, ready to lay waste to (or bed) anyone who may stumble in his path. That's just the way we like him.

Spider article
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SPIDER-MAN: ONE MORE DAY - the Ultimate Character Assasination

SPIDER-MAN: ONE MORE DAY betrays the single most crucial aspect of Peter’s character.

Monst article
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Episode 66: MONSTRESS by Marjorie Liu

MONSTRESS uses fantasy as a means to explore oppression, subjugation, race and gender relations, and the idea of otherness.