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“American Comics” magazine: panels, comics and graphic novels

In 1976, Marvel Comics released “Howard the Duck”, featuring a coarse-billed alien stranded on earth among “talking hairless apes.” Sadly, Steve Gerber’s metafictional and existentialist play was widely dismissed as a “funny animal” comic book by those who equated the comic with a subliterary escape. The medium itself has long …

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There is nothing new about anti-feminism

Photo: Ken Cedeno / AFP via Getty Images Josh Hawley, a Republican senator from Missouri, worries about men. “The left wants to define traditional masculinity as toxic,” he warned attendees at this year’s National Conference on Conservatism. “They want to define traditional male virtues – things like courage, independence and …

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New treatment strategy could lead to cure from HIV

Armed with a new strategy they developed to boost the body’s immune response, scientists at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine were able to suppress HIV infections in mice, providing a path to a working cure for HIV and other chronic viral infections. Their findings were published in the Clinical …

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Dybbuk possesses 19th-century Jewish immigrant in novel

The Beautiful City by Aden Polydoros; Toronto: Inkyard Press © 2021; ISBN 9781335-402509; 462 pages plus author’s note and glossary; $ 19.99. By Donald H. Harrison Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO – This young adult novel is set in Chicago around the time of the 1893 World’s Fair, when immigration …

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