This weekend, comic book fans and pros are flocking to Seattle for Emerald City Comicon. It's a magical time, when the aisles are lined with quarter bins and fans can tell their favorite writers exactly where their comics went wrong. Conv
With the exception of Buffy Summers, messianic warriors fated to vanquish evil tend to be male: Harry Potter, Neo and Philip J. Fry each have destiny and a Y-chromosome on their side. If the female chosen one still plays as a subversion on 21st-Century TV sets, then imagine how a patriarchal, medieval-esque society would feel if a woman came trotting into their camp waving their culture's very own version of Excalibur. Even
One of the great failures of the English language is that there is no word for killing your roommate. We can describe patricidal and fratricidal feelings in just a few syllables, but we have all-encompassing term to describe the desire to clobber your roomie's face in with his own unwashed dishes. If e
A few months ago, a friend of mine and I were chatting about science fiction webcomics, and I brought up Jeph Jacques' immensely popular webcomic Questionable Content. My friend gave me a funny look. "No, really," I said, "Questionable Content
When I was in law school, my absolute least famous class was criminal procedure. It's affectionately termed the "Law & Order" class, because it deals with the sorts of things Sam Waterston dealt with every week: illegal searches, Miranda warnings, burdens of proof. But I sp
Welcome back to another round-up of Best Webcomics Ever (This Week). If you're playing along at home, please remember that the only way to win is by leaving a comment at the end of this post about your favorite series, as it makes my job easier.
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I don't envy sex therapists. Navigating the maze between the emotional and physical issues that go into sexual arousal has got to be tricky -- and it's even worse when you throw in the difficulty of talking to your patients about their most intimate problems. The