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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Margot Ruth Kidder: Queen of the Margotnauts

In 2008, I saw the movie Black Christmas for the first time and was reacquainted with a lady named Margot Kidder. In Black Christmas she played Barb Coard, the foul-mouthed, hard-drinking sorority gal who dissed authority and told it like it was. Her character stole the show and made me want to investigate her further, […]

Adventure! Danger! Intrigue!: Today…in Readers’ Advisory

Fiction: Bookhunter by Jason Shiga In the city that boasts its own comic book month, Portland’s annual Stumptown Comics Fest offers an array of comics books, graphic novels, and art books made by local and national artists. One of recent years’ standout titles is the graphic novel, Bookhunter by Jason Shiga, a book written with […]

Aria the O & Aria the Natty

Without knowing the backstory you would never guess Aria the Original and its follow up series Aria the Natural are actually set in the 24th century on Mars, because it has been terraformed to look EXACTLY LIKE VENICE. And it really does! The creators went to great lengths to recreate the real-life setting of Venice, […]