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Missoula, MT, United States

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Past articles by Samantha:

Amanda Montell's Cultish: Cult-Like Things in Everyday Lives

Cultish author Amanda Montell told us all about cult-like phenomena in everyday life, from fandom to charity groups. → Read More

7 Great YA Books You Might Have Missed in 2020

It’s both a good and bad problem that there are more great young adult novels to read than ever before. While this year is already off to a great start with amazing new books, we’ve compiled an eclectic list of some 2020 releases that you may not have had a chance to read, from queer summer camp thrillers, to poetic supernatural coming-of-age stories. → Read More

Queering Mass Effect: F***ing Aliens Is the Point

There has always been controversy surrounding the romance options in Mass Effect. → Read More

Interview: Here's How the 2000s Made Grace Perry Gay

For people of a certain age (Perry was born in 1989 and graduated high school in 2008), the aughts tentatively introduced certain kinds of queer representation into the pop culture lexicon, and lots of media consumers—especially teenagers—came away from the decade with weird feelings about Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl” and even weirder feelings about Seth Cohen, Jim Halpert, and all the other… → Read More

All the Secret Celebrity Weddings That Were Impressively Kept Under Wraps

All the secret celebrity weddings you never knew about: Justin Hartley and Sofia Pernas, Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez, and more. → Read More

INTERVIEW: Being Lolita Author Alisson Wood Challenges the Idea of Memoir as Catharsis

"I wish that I could tell my readers, 'Yes, writing this book made it all better. Yes, you, too, can be healed.' But that's just not possible. I wish it was." → Read More

Celebrities Who Had Babies at a Young Age

Kylie Jenner isn't the first celebrity in Hollywood to have a baby at a young age. → Read More

Playing Kingdom Hearts as an Adult Reawakened Complicated Feelings

Aside from being harder than I anticipated, playing Kingdom Hearts for the first time as I approached my 30th birthday was also a deeply unsettling experience. → Read More

BOOM! Studios May 2020 solicits: BUFFY & BILL & TED lead new titles for spring

The BOOM! Studios May 2020 solicits have arrived, bringing tidings of excellent adventures. Check them out here, along with advanced June/July solicits. → Read More

Interview: Super Adjacent Author Crystal Cestari Asks, “What’s Life Like for Civilians Who Date Superheroes?”

Here's the thing: civilians who date superheroes have lives outside of their romantic relationships, just like everyone. So, what if we learned their stories → Read More

NON-STOP SPIDER-MAN swings into stores this June

Marvel Comics announced a new ongoing Peter Parker series at ComicsPRO on Thursday: Non-Stop Spider-Man, written by Joe Kelly with art by Chris Bachalo. → Read More

Submissions for the 2020 Prism Awards open now through March 18

Queer creators can submit up to three titles to the 2020 Prism Awards until Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Here are the details. → Read More

The Only Romantic Playlist You Need This Valentine's Day

Whether you're spending Valentine's Day alone or with your S.O., this romantic playlist is all you need to get in the mood for love. → Read More

IDW announces historical horror mini-series SEA OF SORROWS

The new series comes from Road of Bones creators Alex Cormack and Rich Douek. → Read More

The new X-FACTOR costumes are fantastic

David Baldeón's designs for the new X-FACTOR costumes are focused on comfort and practicality. Marvel revealed a first look at the characters' new threads. → Read More

BOOM! Studios reveals a first look at the adventures of SPACE BEAR

Check out a five-page preview from the forthcoming graphic novel by Ethan Young. → Read More

Archaia reveals first look at THE LOST CITY OF HERACLEON, arriving in June

This sci-fi time travel adventure follows two boys who have to save the entire known universe. → Read More

INTERVIEW: New Flame Con Chair Maya Bishop hopes to create a more inclusive, accessible con experience

Here’s how Maya Bishop and the Flame Con team hope to improve accessibility and inclusion at the sixth annual show. → Read More

Archaia reveals new cover & release date for SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE OGN

Billy Pilgrim once again comes unstuck in time on September 9. Check out the new cover for Archaia's SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE OGN adaptation. → Read More

Nicieza & Garney bring JUGGERNAUT back to the Marvel U

The five-issue mini-series will explore Juggernaut and his place in the Marvel Universe now that the status quo for mutantkind has changed. → Read More