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Infinite Diversity: To Boldly Gay

Star Trek is an enormous and complex cultural entity whose impact on politics, technology, and storytelling are undeniable. It’s also as flawed and problematic as any other massive media franchise. Lifelong Trekkie and Deadshirt Editor-in-Chief Dylan Roth attempts to make sense of it all for die-hards and outsiders alike in his monthly column: Infinite Diversity. “‘Tell me why there are…

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Deadshirt Is Reading… Teenage Mutant Ninja POTUS

Deadshirt Is Reading… is a weekly feature in which Deadshirt’s staff, contributing writers, and friends-of-the-site offer their thoughts on Big Two cape titles, creator-owned books, webcomics and more. For more of our thoughts on this week’s new comics, take a look at Wednesday’s Deadshirt Comics Shopping List.  Jason Urbanciz is reading… Prez #2 Written by Mark Russell…

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Ink Ladies: Cathedral Child and Clockwork Angels

Pop Culture Confession Time: I don’t like steampunk. At least, I don’t like what most people think of when they think of steampunk: airships, gratuitous corsets, cogs and gears hot-glued to top hats, the romantic nostalgia for a Victorian England that never existed…it’s not my thing. (Interestingly, Warren Ellis’s introduction for Clockwork Angels begins with…

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SNAAAAAAAKE! Pt. 2: Dylan Plays Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake (1990)

The Metal Gear video game franchise has a reputation for excellence in storytelling and innovative gameplay. It is also comically difficult. Join Deadshirt Editor-in-Chief and absolutely terrible video gamer Dylan Roth as he plays through the entire Metal Gear canon in anticipation of the long-awaited Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, out this fall. Last time in SNAAAAAAAKE!, I expressed…

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Your Deadshirt New Comics Shopping List for: July 22nd, 2015

It’s Wednesday, and that means new comics. Let Deadshirt steer your wallet in the right direction with reviews (and preview pages) of titles out today from Image, Dark Horse, IDW, BOOM! Studios, Archie, MonkeyBrain, Oni, Fantagraphics, Top Shelf, Action Lab, and more! Power Up #1 (of 6) Written by Kate Leth Art by Matt Cummings BOOM! Studios $3.99 It’s…

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Yes, Tame Impala Is Changing On Currents [Review]

Australia’s Tame Impala, the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist/producer Kevin Parker, has made a name for itself by synthesizing new, original sounds from the bones of old ones. Influenced heavily by the experimental sounds of the Sixties, Parker has slowly shied away from over-reliance on guitars, eschewing traditional rock and roll arrangements for spacy analog synthesizers and…

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Deadshirt is Watching… Jim Gaffigan & The Brink

Deadshirt Is Watching…is a weekly feature in which Deadshirt staff, contributors, and guests sound off on the television shows we’re tuned into, from intense dramas to clever sitcoms to the most insane reality shows. This week: The Brink & The Jim Gaffigan Show! Cameron DeOrdio is watching… The Brink Season 1, Episode 5: Swim, Shmuley, Swim Sundays at…