Girls in Capes

Women, men & minorities in geek culture and pop culture

Cast Into Flames

A little-known Disney classic draws comparisons between manipulating faith and faith motivated by compassion. GIC Staff Writer Alan Beyersdorf tells us how Judge Frollo and Esmeralda compare in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

May 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Our Favorite Things: Samus Aran

I’d crash landed among mutated purple flowers, stemmed from vines rushing up the rock faces surrounding me. My spaceship lifted me from the pressurized airlock. I saw the flowers looking … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Kara’s Malfunction

A year after IGN released Quantic Dream’s short film “Kara,” GIC staff writer Alan Beyersdorf examines how the game developer used its groundbreaking graphics engine to create a cruel but moving allegory.

March 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

Our Favorite Things: Fringe (TV series)

I’m guilty of watching a lot of bad television. I’ll watch an episode of Storage Wars or American Pickers any day of the week. I get my share of mindless … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hopelessly Super-Male

GIC staff writer Alan Beyersdorf on action figures for kids – and what about them may need to change. Freshly Pressed January 27, 2013.

January 11, 2013 · 178 Comments

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