Review: Batgirl #35

We all remember how the internet was set aflame by the release of the new Batgirl costume. The costume came along with the announcement that the ongoing comic was getting a new creative team–replacing the pretty much irreplaceable Gail Simone–and a “fresher” look and tone. Batgirl #35 was released today, and it has held up […]

Review: Adler After Dark

Last month was my friend Amy’s birthday and, to celebrate, she wanted to go to this event at Adler Planetarium called Adler After Dark. Basically, they re-open the planetarium after hours to accommodate guests over 21 with booze, food, music, and science. It was a ridiculous amount of fun–the atmosphere is laid back, the presentations are “grown […]

Recap: Indy PopCon (Saturday and Sunday)

For my Indy PopCon coverage on Wednesday and Friday, click here: Also, enjoy this cute video from the Nicholas Brendon Q&A that I completely forgot to talk about. Basically, this girl got dumped the day before and he’s telling the ex-boyfriend off. So on Saturday I woke up at my sister’s apartment to find that […]

Review: Godzilla

I was able to catch a showing of Godzilla on Thursday night, just before I went up to Chicago for Anime Central. I’ve been waiting for this to some out since it was announced, and each of the trailers got me more and more excited—I’ve loved kaiju movies since I was a kid. Godzilla was […]

Review: Nailed It! Nail Wraps by Espionage Cosmetics

Hi everyone! I received my Nailed It! Kickstarter perks from Espionage Cosmetics* on Friday (Valentine’s Day), and today was the day that I finally worked up the courage to put the first set on. I’m not the best when it comes to make-up and that sort of thing, so I was a little nervous about […]

Review: Best of Both Worlds Showing

On Thursday I got to take a break from doing ALL OF THE POLITICAL SCIENCE and go see the screening of The Best of Both Worlds at the local movie theater. It was excellent. I dragged my boyfriend along with me and, even though he has the bad habit of judging everything that was, is, […]

Review: Emporium Arcade Bar

This past summer, a friend of mine told me about a bar near his apartment in Chicago. This bar, he said, was especially awesome because it was half bar, half arcade. So naturally, when I was planning my 25th birthday party, I thought of Emporium Arcade Bar. My early experience with Emporium was great. I […]

Review: Geek Battle (the Game)

I bought Geek Battle to play at my friend’s birthday party. The guests were basically all unabashedly nerdy folk, and I had only read good reviews about the game. It was on sale on, so I snatched it up and waited eagerly to bust it out at the party. Which is actually an accurate […]