popular

Rethinking “Popular”

Have you ever thought about what being popular means to you?  It’s a phrase that gets thrown around a lot, something that many teens–and adults–aspire to be, but the exact more »


The Pretty Guardian of Love and Justice, Sailor Moon

Naoko Takeuchi’s classic series, Sailor Moon, was one of the first series to bring anime to the mainstream in America, back in the mid-90s.  Though the magical girl trope was more »


names

What’s in a Name?

Have you ever thought about your name and what it means?  I do all the time.  When you think of my name, Emily, what comes to mind?  According to most more »


sabriel

YA Fantasy: The Nostalgia Tour

Imagine a time before “Paranormal Romance” was a major section of teen books at the store, before Twilight and The Hunger Games were written, when one still had to wait more »


Need some help on your required reading?

After finishing the fabulous Theatre Illuminata Trilogy, I realized I was a little rusty on my plays.  A lot of the books I’ve read lately give references to the classics, more »


Fandom

As an anime fan and cosplayer, my year revolves around one major event: Ohayocon.  I have attended this convention six times now, and each year I come back home afterwards more »