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Nancy Drew

In 1905, pioneering child psychologist G. Stanley Hall made the following statement in response to the growing trend of girls reading the budding genre of kids’ adventure novels: The danger […]

The Nerd Canon

The new Wonder Woman trailer dropped this week, bringing us that much closer to the first movie out of this generation of superhero film to star a woman. Meanwhile, despite […]

My Top 20 Girl Power Songs

In honor of Women’s History Month, I present my personal top 20 girl power songs (20 because it proved impossible to narrow it down to 10). It should surprise no […]

Eleven

Stranger Things, the Platonic ideal of contemporary 80s nostalgia, burst onto the scene back in July to instant popularity and very little critical examination. Thereafter, it has rapidly assumed a […]

What's So Great About Supergirl

Supergirl debuted into a crowded field of superhero television to good reviews but an underwhelming audience response. As it gears up for season 2, let’s take a look at why […]

For most of us, a haircut is a periodic necessity, but in fiction, haircuts only happen to make a statement. Being an appearance-related story element, the use and connotations of […]

Many people in the YA community were less than enthused when the Locus Awards announced their 2016 finalists. The YA finalists were all men, one of whom was nominated twice, […]