Author: Dr. Genre

Dr. Genre holds a doctoral degree in Cinema and Media Studies. In addition to her academic background in genre-related topics, she has also worked in development in the US Film and Television industry. ​ She is currently hard at work on her debut novel and is a frequent panelist/presenter at genre-oriented fan conventions in the Northeast. She is a member of Broad Universe.

Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok is out on Blu-ray today, which seems like a good time to revisit this fall release with a few thoughts on the film. After two viewings and time for reflection in between, it’s finally somewhat easier to position a critical response to the November blockbuster from Marvel Studios than it was at the time of release, but an ultimate sense of ambiguity remains. Yes, it was fun, yes I left the theater feeling oddly disappointed–both are true.

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The Art of Crossplay– Becoming Starfire

We are honored to have the sublimely inspired cosplayer @geekyjcosplay share the following process essay with us about his recent Starfire crossplay and the history of how this character has been depicted in DC comics and animation. James is a project manager, culinary writer, cosplayer, and avid geek living in Cambridge, MA. Without further ado, take it away, James!–Dr.G

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Interview: Heather M Morris

A conversation with the fabulously versatile painter Heather M Morris.

I first encountered Heather M Morris’s work a couple years ago, when I stumbled by chance upon her show at a coffeeshop in Somerville, MA. I made certain to find and view every painting on display before I left, and was enthralled by her skill at capturing not just the likenesses but the personalities of the genre characters she chose as her subjects.

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