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farzana-versey's picture
Aug.07.2013
Why does the veil frighten its critics even when a woman is fighting alone with that “moving prison”? The Burka Avenger, a character in an animation series that made its debut on July 28, had begun to attract negative feedback even before it was aired because its protagonist wears a veil, even...
gloria-oliver's picture
Jun.14.2013
Man of Steel     Starring: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Antje Traue, Kevin Costner, Harry Lennix, Richard Schiff, Christopher Meloni, Ayelet Zurer, Laurence Fishburne, Dylan Sprayberry, Cooper Timberline, and more.   Directed by: ...
thaisa-frank's picture
May.06.2013
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kelly-tweeddale's picture
Feb.08.2013
On Thursday evenings I teach a graduate-level course for those seeking their Masters of Arts Leadership.  It is always a stressful traffic-filled commute from my workplace to campus, as well as having complications with another class using the classroom up until our official start time....
robin-s-rosenberg's picture
Jan.04.2013
  I had the opportunity to see documentary Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines  recently. The film provides a history of superheroines, beginning with Wonder Woman, overlaid with a history of women in American culture and women’s rights during the same...
rosemary-jones's picture
Dec.24.2012
Writing, I've decided this year, is like farming. You plant those words and eventually they sprout into published stories or books. Periodically, you have a very good harvest, several things coming out at the same time. Other times, the equivalent of a drought or a hurricane strikes your fields and...
SusanVH's picture
Sep.04.2012
Holy superhero's secret, Batman! For decades, every Batman comic book has carried the byline "Created by Bob Kane." But as Mark Tyler Nobleman explains in his latest superhero super-book, Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman (Charlesbridge), somebody else had a hand (make...
christopher-cudworth's picture
Jul.11.2012
It is clear that the world has not sufficiently processed its obsession with superheroes, and as a result, we're experiencing a whole new cycle of films; The Avengers, Spiderman and Batman in which superheroes teach us lessons about what it's really like to live an extraordinary life. The...
robin-s-rosenberg's picture
Jul.10.2012
This blog post is adapted from the book What’s the Matter with Batman? An Unauthorized Clinical Look Under the Mask of the Caped Crusader, by Robin. S. Rosenberg.   In my last post, I discussed Batman’s mental health and wanted to “get out of the way” some obvious “issues” that Batman seems to...
sam-barry's picture
Dec.26.2011
I am a superhero. When I was little I wore my coolest pajamas and a towel cape pinned around my neck and run around the house taking on the evil villains who threatened my family and the human race at large. I did a pretty good job. No one was killed or maimed under my watch. As I grew older, I...