Author: Ginnis Tonik

The Serial Killer Intrigue of Dark Angel [Review]

Dark Angel Gwyneth Hughes (writer), Brian Percival (director) Joanna Froggatt, Alun Armstrong, Jonas Armstrong (cast) ITV Studios 2016 Serial killers intrigue me. Female serial killers in particular intrigue me because THE PATRIARCHY. Okay, let me break that down: patriarchal gender essentialism posits that women’s “naturally nurturing natures” prevent them from mass murder, or even murder at all in most cases, except maybe in the case of protecting one’s young. Hence, the befuddling why of serial killing, the pleasure of killing for the sake of it, seems particularly antithetical to women’s “naturally nurturing nature.” However, this very oppression could lead...

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How Yuri!!! On Ice Reawakened Figure Skating Fandom In Us

Yuri!!! On Ice is a surprise hit not only for its creators, but for its fans, both actual figure skaters and figure skating fans alike. Elite figure skaters have been showing their YOI love by taking to Twitter. For three ’90s figure skating fans, YOI triggered a lot of nostalgic and new love for the sport and anime. In this roundtable, they discuss why the show has resonated so hard with them and how it’s affected them in unexpected ways. Kate Tanski: So after watching the first season of Yuri!!! On Ice I feel like what surprised me the most...

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Riverdale Fashion Report: Power-à-Porter

Fashion has a significant history in the Archie-verse. Straddling the line between slice of life and romance comics, Archie Comics have frequently featured the fashion spreads or pin-up pages of romance comics. Even as romance comics faded in popularity, Archie Comics long carried on the tradition. My very own ’90s Archie Comics, particularly the Betty & Veronica series, heavily featured fashion via, not only spreads and pin-ups, but also as a part of storylines. As a budding fashion illustrator myself, I even submitted my own fashion illustrations to the series…and never heard back. The importance of fashion as symbolism...

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Pop’s Diner: 6 Snack Pairings for the Riverdale Premiere

Riverdale, the strange new Archie-comics-meets-Twin-Peaks show debuts tonight on The CW at 9 PM. And lifetime Archie-fan Laura Harcourt, will be live tweeting it for us at @womenonocomics! While Archie has been busily rebooting their classic comics for a YA, romance-loving readership, they’ve also been working with the CW to develop this live action drama, which bears little resemblance to the either the comics of your childhood, or the new Archie line] that debuted in 2015 with Mark Waid and Fiona Staples. Instead, Riverdale is a noir teen thriller(!?!?!), more in the vein of Pretty Little Liars than Betty & Veronica Double...

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How Emily Gilmore Taught Me To Appreciate the Corporate Wife

The first thing I said to fellow WWAC writer, Kate Tanski, when I saw the trailer for Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life was: “Emily’s wearing jeans and a t-shirt!” Emily Gilmore is a corporate wife of high society, she does not wear jeans! Hippies wear jeans, at least according to Rush Limbaugh. But, that is neither here nor there. Let’s talk about Emily Gilmore, the corporate wife, who has taught me to appreciate what she represents. Wives do a lot of labor in service to the success of their families. More often than not this labor is...

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