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Yoga! Yoga! Yoga!

“Doctor, I need to lose a few pounds…” “Have you tried yoga? “… and I’m depressed…” “I’ve heard yoga is good for that!” “.. and anxiety-“ “So, yeah, yoga.” “- and I think I lost the keys to my car-“ “YOGA!” Perhaps I'm paraphrasing a bit ...

Movies continued in comics? EXCELLENT!

While film fans are preparing to see how Bill S. Preston Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan try to embrace their destiny 29 years after the duo's "Bogus Journey," the question has already been answered, a couple of times, in comics. And they aren't the only characters who lived beyond the screen and ...

Comics for Your Quarantine

If there's a silver lining in this pandemic pandemonium, it's that while most of our regular routines are necessarily disrupted, we should have time for other stuff.Like reading comics.Raiding bargain bins at shops and shows has given me quite the back catalog to peruse, plus great runs from ...

Note to all TP hoarders: Don’t make me go all Cabbage Patch on You

With the Virus-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named reaching an all-time high panic note with adults hoarding and reselling toilet paper and off-brand hand sanitizer while enthusiastically elbowing each other in the face to get that last can of Lysol spray, I can't help but miss the days of my youth. ...

Love the one you’re with

Since the 14th Century lovebirds have been celebrating Valentine's Day with traditional outings filled with intimate dinners, romantic movies, cards adorned with winged babies, and enough candy to kill a Keto-Resolution in its plus-sized tracks.My attitude to this hellaholiday has always been ...

Chicago-based jazz trio embraces diversity

Hailed by Downbeat for its "deft analysis of choice repertoire," and by the Chicago Reader for its "diversity of approaches to all kinds of source material," the Joe Policastro Trio is a Chicago-based alternative jazz trio led by bassist Joe Policastro that features guitarist Dave Miller and ...

Keep politics out of comics? Why start now?

As we enter this election year, I've been seeing a lot of online calls for creators and companies to keep politics out of comics.I can see why it might be difficult. Politics can be hard to define.While there are certainly people who will seize any issue as an opportunity to gain power, many ...

Weight loss for superheroes in 2020? Fat chance

One of Stan Lee's legacies with Marvel Comics was making characters relatable.The Fantastic Four were a family and fought like one. Spider-Man had money troubles. The Hulk had anger management issues. Thor needed to hold on to his hammer or turn back into a human doctor with an injured leg.OK, ...

Resolutions? Don’t be so hard on yourself

As 2020 looms before us like Barbara Walters and her nearer-to-God hair, I started thinking about New Year's Resolutions and where they began. Who made up this archaic system of "Well the holidays were fun, but January is gonna bite the big one so let's set up unrealistic goals to make sure ...

Iggy Pop defies aging rocker trope

As a small kid, the image of a 72-year-old man would've likely conjured a hunched, weathered old guy in well-worn denim overalls, with what was left of his snow-white hair sticking out from underneath an old, broken-in feed store ball cap. An average callous-handed grandpa telling stories about ...