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Things We Loved This Week

Things We Loved This Week #4

In this week’s Things We Loved This Week we share (spoiler alert)…the things we loved! Read on for our pop culture recommendations, including convention news and bug rankings. Starfleet Is… featured in this interview! Robb Pearlman, aka our Editor in Chief and author of the upcoming Star Trek: Starfleet Is…, shared why Trek fans are… Read more Things We Loved This Week #4

Triumph of The Walking Dead

Smart Pop Classics: Zombie People

In the Smart Pop Classics series, we share greatest hits from our throwback essay collections. This week, Brenden Riley explores the complicated nature of personhood in his essay “Zombie People” from Triumph of The Walking Dead: Robert Kirkman’s Zombie Epic on Page and Screen. She’s not your mother anymore.” —Ed, Shaun of the Dead “I don’t… Read more Smart Pop Classics: Zombie People

things we loved this week

Things We Loved This Week #3

In this week’s Things We Loved This Week we share (spoiler alert)…the things we loved! Read on for our pop culture recommendations. Preview of a Bob Ross documentary. We can’t wait for Netflix’s new documentary about the beloved painter and man behind the meme. Bring on the happy little trees! Voting for the Best Hollywood Chris.… Read more Things We Loved This Week #3