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And You Thought You Were Lame

And You Thought You Were Lame

By Jordan Blackburn

November 2, 2014

This July 24-27 marked my second annual journey to San Diego Comic Con, the world’s largest pop culture convention and a well-known nerd mecca. The actual convention itself lasts four days and hosts about 200,000 people. With limited space in each room and an overworked fire marshal, seats at th...

WRITING WRONGS: The 18 Percent

WRITING WRONGS: The 18 Percent

By Bella Levaggi

November 18, 2013

What do “The Avengers,” “Lincoln,” “Django Unchained” and “The Hobbit” all have in common? Yes, they were all successful feature films, garnering critical praise and monetary success. But they share another similarity: none of them pass the Bechdel Test. While the structure of a written colu...