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On the Wings of Dragons: A Game of Thrones Returns

My friend threw a party on Sunday. We ate chili and homemade bread, played some games, and generally killed time until 9 PM, when we all rushed to the couch to watch the season premiere of Game of Thrones. I ...

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In A Land Of Heroes, What Room For Heroines?: A Brief Overview Of Women In Tolkien’s Legendarium

It’s no secret that Tolkien’s mythos has a dearth of women. Indeed, this feature became genre-defining for fantasy literature for over half a century since the publication of Tolkien’s works. In his two most popular works, The Hobbit and the ...

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The Desolation of Smaug: From Book to Silver Screen

The second installation of the Hobbit trilogy is, to be honest, much of what one would expect from the same director of Lord of the Rings. And in fact, that’s exactly the problem. While some issues will always arise when ...

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“Faunus are People, Too!”: Civil Rights in RWBY

Some little while back, a friend posted a macro on my Facebook feed about a series called RWBY. I did not understand the reference, so I googled it. I came across the now justifiably famous CG web-anime by Rooster-Teeth Productions, ...

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Gender Fluidity in East Tower

Recently, I’ve taken to avoiding tasks I need to do by playing games. No secret there, right? Well, I’ve hit a new low, and the game I downloaded onto my phone was a Japanese visual novel aimed at women. Which ...

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Jewish Influence in Tolkien’s Dwarf Culture

Hobbits, Dwarves, and Elves, oh my! The release of the Hobbit trilogy has again sparked fascination with the works of Tolkien and his world of Middle Earth. Despite the title of the films and the book it was based on, ...

Occupy Republic City! Or, Why You Should Join The Equalists

Editor's note: this piece was written by guest writer B. Lana Guggenheim. Guggenheim is a loudmouthed woman who enjoys blogging for social justice, watching Avatar, and eating. She will be studying international conflict in LSE this fall. In her spare time, ...