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2015 Stories by Rob Staeger

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    Monsters: Dark Continent Asks an Important Question Between CGI Creature Battles

    published April 15, 2015

    Monsters: Dark Continent Asks an Important Question Between CGI Creature Battles More >>

  • MARCH FORWARD

    published April 8, 2015

    In the 1940s, Superman fought the Klan, as the creators of the Superman radio show subjected the hate group to the scorn it deserved. But... More >>

  • HOUSE STARKERS

    published April 8, 2015

    "Valar morghulis": The High Valyrian motto translates to "all men must die." And while the words in that ancient tongue meaning "everybody get... More >>

  • BLUE-RIBBON PANELS

    published April 8, 2015

    How do you draw a line from the underground cartooning of Aline Kominsky-Crumb to Scott McCloud's nuanced new graphic novel, The Sculptor,... More >>

  • KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL

    published April 8, 2015

    Among the fascinating artifacts displayed at Columbia's Rare Book and Manuscript Library's recent comics exhibition was a letter from Denis... More >>

  • SIZZLE REAL

    published March 25, 2015

    Until tonight, the closest Bob's Burgers ever got to reality was when the characters appeared on an episode of Archer. But even that... More >>

  • BEAUTY AND BRAAINNS

    published March 25, 2015

    Being a burlesque performer takes guts...and during the zombielesque extravapocalypse, undoing a corset might send them all spilling out. D20... More >>

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    Possession Thriller Ghoul Benefits from Subtle Scares

    published March 18, 2015

    The possession thriller Ghoul frames its fiction with fact: Weathered Ukrainian women relate stories of cannibalism from the... More >>

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    It's the Zombie-Beaver Puppets That Steal the Show in Zombeavers

    published March 18, 2015

    The beavers have cut the phone lines. There's a lot to like about Zombeavers before that suspense trope turns up, but the way... More >>

  • HOODED FIGURES REVEAL ALL

    published March 18, 2015

    Some towns are built on bedrock, but the mysterious town of Night Vale is built on stories. (Well, stories and an underground city accessible via... More >>

  • SATELLITE OF LUST

    published February 18, 2015

    Arthur C. Clarke once wrote, "Any sufficiently advanced booty is indistinguishable from magic," or something along those lines. But we're... More >>

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    Zombie Feature Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead Is a Promising Debut

    published February 11, 2015

    It's been a long apocalypse — who can blame you if you're zombied out? Yet Australian filmmakers Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner... More >>

  • ‘IT’ GIRLS

    published February 11, 2015

    Presented as a final burlesque blowout before Handsome Brad holes up at the Overlook Hotel, co-host Cherry Pitz leads a bevy of firestarters in... More >>

  • VOLSTEAD ACTS

    published February 4, 2015

    Rumored to be owned by Al Capone in the 1920s, Webster Hall became famous as the “Devil’s Playhouse,” known for its... More >>

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    Scott McCloud on the Evolving Art of American Comics

    published January 28, 2015

    Scott McCloud broke into the independent comics scene in the mid-Eighties with a... More >>

  • ECDYSIASTS ASSEMBLE!

    published January 21, 2015

    Does the Ultimate Nullifier work on clothing? Or will the stars of d20 Burlesque have to peel off the Infinity Gauntlet finger by tantalizing... More >>

  • VIRTUE WITH VICE

    published January 21, 2015

    Anti-heroes have a long history in literature — ask John Milton, who first gave us sympathy for the Devil — and they work particularly... More >>

  • FIGHT THE (SUPER) POWER

    published January 14, 2015

    The first female African American comic artist was Jackie Ormes, who created Torchy Brown in the 1950s; it took almost 30 years for another to... More >>

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    Dark Summer Takes a Novel Approach to the Teen Horror Film

    published January 7, 2015

    In the teen horror film Dark Summer, screenwriter Mike Le delivers a novel way to keep a protagonist in a haunted house: Put him under... More >>

  • BIG FANS

    published January 7, 2015

    Like all live entertainment, burlesque is a transitory art. Every performance is like a fluttering fan dance — now you see it, now you... More >>

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