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Katherine Murray
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"Rather than trying to resolve the unresolvable and aligning creators’ intentions with our own feelings, I think we ought to try to do something different: learn to live with ambiguous stories, and to embrace conflicts between authorial intent and our own interpretation."
Our vexed debates about literary theory say a lot about the way we consume pop culture.
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Interesting stats, though Mulan isn't the best example, since the point of the story was that the main character was alone in a subculture full of men and discouraged from speaking her mind.
Linguists analyzing every line of dialogue in Disney's princess films have found a surprising truth.
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It is rare for a fanfic to so perfectly capture the experience of the original work.
You may be aware that CD Projekt’s The Witcher games are based on a series of fantasy novels by the Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. What you ma...
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I'm still embarrassed by how much I love this show, but, man, I love this show.
TCA 2015: “Lexa shows up early, so you’re not going to have to wait desperately to see her” in Season 3, actress says
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You're welcome, Hollywood.
Written by Katherine Murray. A few weeks ago on Pop Culture Happy Hour, Audie Cornish succinctly explained what's so great about Spy: that it's a movie custom built to use Melissa McCarthy's talents, by a director she's worked with for years. “The director showed us what he loves about her,” she ...
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It's funny because it's true.
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I'm playing Witcher 3 and amazed by how expressive the characters' faces are. Interesting to hear about all the work that goes into building it.
The full transcript of our interview with the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt lead character artist Pawel Mielniczuk.
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In Which Billy Bob Thornton is a Wood Chipper
Shomi – the way for people who can’t afford FX to watch back seasons of FX
shows and blog about them after no one cares. Let me tell you more. WTF is Fargo , season one? Back in 1996, there
was a movie called Fargo that everyone saw and nobody remembers e...
WTF is Fargo, season one? Back in 1996, there was a movie called Fargo that everyone saw and nobody remembers except for three things: 1) it was set in Minnesota, so there was snow and funny accents; 2) it was about crime; and 3) someone stuffed a dead body in a wood chipper.
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I don't know whether to be angry or start impersonatnig men.
The plan made me feel dishonest and creepy, so it took me a long time to send my novel out under a man’s name. But each time I read a study about unconscious bias, I got a little closer to trying it.
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Just one of many insightful posts in my favorite Bitch Flicks theme week ever. I totally didn't notice that #The100 is cycling through different types of dystopias, but it makes sense.
Clarke Griffin (Eliza Taylor) and Anya (Dichen Lachman) in one of The 100's many dystopias. This guest post by Deborah Pless appears as part of our theme week on Dystopias. The first scene of The 100 makes it pretty freaking clear that this is a show about dystopia. We are introduced to a pretty ...
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"Psychology researchers from the University of New South Wales and Miami University did a study where they compared men’s performance playing Halo 3 online to the amount of misogynist harassment they were dishing out. The result? A direct and strong correlation between how badly men were doing in the game and how nasty they were to women."
In short, these guys are bullies -- they want to feel bigger and better than someone else. Here's how it works
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"It’s as if he doesn’t really know what he’s laughing at or care what race and sexuality and gender are." Seth MacFarlane’s comedy summed up in one sentence.
Seth MacFarlane reaches new lows with ‘Ted 2.’
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Introduction
I am a Toronto-based writer and couch potato who consumes a disgusting amount of popular media before compulsively yelling about it on the internet. As one does.
Bragging rights
I once taught a dog how to jump through a hoop! He was a jumpy sort of dog, though…
Education
  • University of New Brunswick
    MA English / Creative Writing, 2012
  • Saint Mary's University
    BA English (Hons), 2010
  • Mount Allison University
    BA Psychology, 2006