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Author Archives: Megan Leigh

Writer and editor of Pop Verse. Co-host of Breaking the Glass Slipper. My special interests include publishing, creative writing, and geekery.

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Sitting in the darkened cinema watching Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), I continued to have the same thought rolling through my mind over and over again: ‘This is brilliant.’ With each new plot twist my smile widened. I ...

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Star Wars: Clone Wars and theories of the self

It is rare that something created as a kind of advertisement for its parent production actually outperforms the original in terms of critical response. Of course, it wasn’t terribly difficult to create something better than George Lucas’s wooden prequels. Star ...

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My Favourite Things: 2014 edition

Every year there are so many new additions to the creative world. No one could ever keep up with all of it. And this uber-consumer of popular culture products is no different. That said, I have consumed an awful lot ...

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Binge watching: The Mindy Project

I love a good sitcom. Unfortunately, as the years have gone by, too many sitcoms rest on tired jokes and tropes without bothering to say anything interesting about the amusing situations that naturally crop up in everyday life. And to ...

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Bah Humbug: What I hate about Christmas

I love Christmas. Wrapping presents is my favourite thing in the world – making all the wrapping match and yet somehow individual and lovingly crafted. I prefer wrapping presents to receiving them, though having said that, I’m as good a ...

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Nostalgic Impulse: Short Circuit

Perhaps it is just my age, but the 80s always feel like it was a great time to be a kid. The kids films back then are still enjoyable today with their synth-heavy soundtracks, camp effects, and appealingly sweet and ...

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