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Veronica Mars and The Thousand Dollar Tan Line

The Thousand Dollar Tan Line is the first book in a new mystery series based on the Veronica Mars television series and film. The series is written by the show’s creator Rob Thomas with Jennifer Graham. The second book in the series, Mr. Kiss and Tell is due out in ...

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

It is no secret that I tend to loathe anything Tolkien. I haven’t been a fan of Peter Jackson’s adaptations of The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit so far, so it should come as no surprise that I didn’t think all that much of the third installment of The Hobbit. Having said that, ...

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’Tis the season for playing board games

While the temperatures drop (for those of us in the northern hemisphere), staying warm and cozy inside the house is preferable to braving the rain and winds. In other words, it is the perfect time to enjoy a board game with friends and family. Many of you might only have ...

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Lazarus: Protect your family at all costs

This year I have discovered some great comics series. And all of the new series I’ve latched onto have been from Image Comics. Their output is fantastic and I can’t wait to read more (Fatale is the next one I want to read, it looks amazing!). The latest series I’ve ...

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Is Star Wars science fiction or fantasy?

The debate over whether Star Wars is more fantasy of science fiction has waged since 1977. Despite being a massive Star Wars fan (to the point where I saw The Phantom Menace 7 times at the cinema), I never really had a close look at the arguments. When people said ...

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Veronica Mars and The Thousand Dollar Tan Line

The Thousand Dollar Tan Line is the first book in a new mystery series based on the Veronica Mars television series and film. The series is written by the show’s creator Rob Thomas with Jennifer Graham. The second book in the series, Mr. Kiss and Tell is due out in ...

Read More »
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

It is no secret that I tend to loathe anything Tolkien. I haven’t been a fan of Peter Jackson’s adaptations of The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit so far, so it should come as no surprise that I didn’t think all that much of the third installment of The Hobbit. Having said that, ...

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lazarus1658

Lazarus: Protect your family at all costs

This year I have discovered some great comics series. And all of the new series I’ve latched onto have been from Image Comics. Their output is fantastic and I can’t wait to read more (Fatale is the next one I want to read, it looks amazing!). The latest series I’ve ...

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St. Vincent: Love thy neighbour

I’m not really sure what I expected of St. Vincent. Anything with Bill Murray in these days is at least interesting, so I wanted to see it. But the trailer didn’t give all that much away about what the film would be about. The cast in general was intriguing, with ...

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Sexism in UK porn laws

Everyone has been talking about the new pornography laws in the UK being untenable for the industry, which I agree, it is. However, I’ve not seen anyone up in arms about the sexism inherent in the laws – male ejaculation is allowed on screen and can be consumed, while female ...

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A great week for women and equal rights

The topic of equal rights for women has been in the media a lot recently. Spurred on by Emma Watson’s brilliant HeForShe launch speech at the UN, asking everyone – no matter what their gender – to fight for equal rights for women, the media has been going crazy with ...

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David Mitchell’s new Twitter-published story, The Right Sort

Following in the footsteps of other authors who have used Twitter as a storytelling medium (such as Neil Gaiman, Philip Pullman, and Jennifer Egan), Mitchell has begun publishing a 6,000 word story on Twitter. The story will play out over 280 tweets, published in the next 7 days, with 20 ...

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New Harry Potter story by Rowling

The World Cup in Brazil has spread sport fever all over the world… and in other worlds. JK Rowling has been writing about the Quidditch World Cup to coincide with the Muggle football (or soccer, depending where you’re from) World Cup. The final article in this series will go up ...

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