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Iconic Marvel Creator Stan Lee Dies

He was a legendary writer, editor, and publisher for Marvel Comics, and made endearing cameos in the Marvel movies. Early Monday morning, the iconic creator, Stan Lee, passed away after being taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Cente...


Stranger Things: Dungeons & Dragons, Nerd Culture, and Narrative

The first season of Stranger Things begins with Will, Dustin, Lucas, and Mike excitedly playing a campaign of the role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons. Throughout the show, D&D evokes nostalgia and associations with ne...


Riverdale Season 2, Episode 5 – Running To and From the Devil

For a show that I get excited about enough to dedicate myself to covering every episode, I spend a lot of time referring to Riverdale as “the worst.” Episode 5 isn’t too great of a departure from Riverdale’s consistent ...



Fantasy and Science Fiction in Game of Thrones: Playing with Genre

Recently, I sat myself down to re-watch the entirety of Game of Thrones, HBO’s hit television series based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, and in truly experiencing the scope of the show, I re...


Stories Within Stories: An Unconventional Look at 30 Rock and Sandman

Over the last few months, I’ve worked my way through the Neil Gaiman’s Sandman and some of its spinoffs, as well as through the seven season run of 30 Rock. I am now going to spend a non-negligible amount of time and words...