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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Well, this is the first new series review that’s come up directly against one of our site’s most important tenets: We’re not here to trash creators or texts we don’t enjoy.
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We recap the season two premiere of NBC’s oddball genre comedy The Good Place, a favorite around here. Season One is available on Netflix if you want to catch up.
Avast! Thar be spoilers below, you have been duly warned.
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We know what characters are: the fictional personae that populate our pages and screens. We know what actors are too: the paid professionals who portray those characters on screens and stages. A squishier grey area in the middle is populated by two (frequently overlapping) concepts: the actor’s “public persona” (the image they project when they are in the public eye as “themselves,” which is not entirely unperformative) and the “actor text,” or valance of associations from prior roles that tend to attach themselves to performers.
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Working in a store that carries toys of any kind comes with a fair amount of dealing with kiddos. Adding to that, for the most part, comics have been viewed as a medium for kids for a long time. Perhaps when comics were sold for a dime at the rack beside the register, it was easy to count on the fact that you could hand it off to your kids. Captain America would never do anything bad. Superman is the ultimate good guy. You can trust them with your kids. Even then, though, comics had a tendency to get a little… unsuitable for kids.
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No longer relegated to solely the technical achievement awards, genre television seems to be on the ascendant in critical recognition and popular buzz, and last night’s Emmy Awards reflected this trend amply, awarding some of their highest honors to the streaming dramas that dominated this season. Below, we collect the full list of genre Emmy winners for 2017.
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We are very proud to be an official sponsor of LadiesCon 2017 in Somerville, MA: 9/16 at 191 Highland Ave (the Armory) from 12-5p, with free admission!
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Steven Universe ruled Boston Comic Con 2017, not just with an appearance by Zach Callison (Steven’s voice himself), but with a legion of happy cosplayers spreading joy wherever they went.
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