Z woke up to find some white girl in horn-rimmed glasses – and she wasn’t trying to be hip, here – poking at his arm like she was priming a lawnmower. Girl was maybe eight, all freckled up with a bush of red hair on her scalp. Z picked his head up off the table, trying to hold on to some wispy dream, but it was already gone by the time she opened her mouth full of metal and … [Read more...] about The Rise of Waco Bill
Archives for May 2012
By Michelle Dee Across various modes of media, from comic books to movies, Batman has distinguished himself from other superheroes through his unique superpower: technology. He may not have laser eyes like Cyclops, but you’ll find no cooler car than the Batmobile. Even if he can’t punch nuclear missiles in the face like Superman or run at the speed of sound like the Flash, … [Read more...] about Holy Engineering Feasibility, Batman!
By Charlie Mach Although recent healthcare reform in the United States aimed to cease rapidly increasing medical costs, the final legislation failed to adequately address one of the greatest contributors to such high costs: excess care received towards the end of life (EOL). Those in their last year of life account for only five percent of patients, yet they account for nearly … [Read more...] about Caring When You Can’t Cure
Soaring out of the jungles on the southern border of Mexico, the Zapatista Air Force took flight. Almost exactly six years after the Zapatista Liberation Army (ELZN) first occupied the Chiapas in 1994 to oppose neoliberal and repressive government policies, they launched hundreds of planes over Mexican soldiers in the city of Amador Hernandez (Lane, 2003, p. 129). Throughout … [Read more...] about Cyber Sit-Ins: Grassroots to Gigabytes
by Maya Itah Have you read the Harry Potter series? Do you remember the part where Harry and Hermione decide to ditch Ron and get married? Well, that plot twist does not exist in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter—but it is present in many fan versions. Fans have taken great liberties with Rowling’s texts. They have written stories where Voldemort defeats Harry, Sirius returns to … [Read more...] about Harry Potter and The Fandom Menace