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Simple & Stylish (And Cheap!) – Coffee Table Makeover

About a year ago I bought a coffee table from Wal-Mart. One of the low-priced, compressed wood ones, whose table top soon bubbled and chipped from everyday use. I must’ve paid no more than $70 for it at the time and today I spent ONLY $3.50 (Gotta love Big Lots!) on contact paper to give… Continue reading Simple & Stylish (And Cheap!) – Coffee Table Makeover

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Four Novels That Tell the Truth About Colonialism & Native Americans

  History no longer needs to be written by the victors. In fact, letting history be written by them leads to an all-together ridiculously narrow minded, subjective analysis of important events. Events that are not as far removed from present day issues as we have been led to believe. Look no further than the atrocities… Continue reading Four Novels That Tell the Truth About Colonialism & Native Americans

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Women as “Minor Characters” in the Beat Generation

I first became familiar with the Beat Generation through an English course I took during the summer session. Most people have heard of this notorious group of writers that rebelled against the conformist culture of 1950’s America. They used a lot of drugs seeking transcendence. They explored their sexuality. They criticized the way the government… Continue reading Women as “Minor Characters” in the Beat Generation

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The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

                I have finished Samantha Shannon’s debut novel, The Bone Season! This is her first novel in a projected seven book series. Film rights have already been sold to a studio. Mark my words: this series is the next big thing in supernatural literature. I will try my best… Continue reading The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

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Cosplaying at NYCC 2015

This year will be the third year I will be attending New York Comic Con. I started the tradition when I was twenty one, which is also the year I could afford the tickets, train fare, swag, and autographs/photo ops. The first year I met Stan Lee, which I still consider the epitome of my… Continue reading Cosplaying at NYCC 2015