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Smart Pop Classics: Cross My Heart and Hope to Die in Wakanda

In the Smart Pop Classics series, we share greatest hits from our throwback essay collections. This week, Felicia Stewart discusses the significance of the movie, Black Panther, on Black culture in her essay “Cross My Heart and Hope to Die in Wakanda” from Why Wakanda Matters. “If You Can See It, You Can Be It; Black… Read more Smart Pop Classics: Cross My Heart and Hope to Die in Wakanda

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Smart Pop Classics: How Harry Potter Fanfic Changed the World (or at Least the Internet)

In the Smart Pop Classics series, we share greatest hits from our throwback essay collections. This week, Heidi Tandy (aka Heidi8) time travels back to the early 2000s and shows how much attitudes around fanfiction have changed in her essay “How Harry Potter Fanfic Changed the World (or at Least the Internet)” from Fic: Why Fanfiction… Read more Smart Pop Classics: How Harry Potter Fanfic Changed the World (or at Least the Internet)

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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

Smart Pop Classics: The Girl Who Was on Fire

Smart Pop Classics: The Politics of Mockingjay

In the Smart Pop Classics series, we share greatest hits from our throwback essay collections. This week, in her essay “The Politics of Mockingjay” from The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games Trilogy, Sarah Darer Littman uses her experiences as a political journalist to draw some alarming parallels between… Read more Smart Pop Classics: The Politics of Mockingjay