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Why #CaptainAmerica’s Latest Plot Twist Matters

Spoilers for Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 So by now you’ve probably heard all about the new Nick Spencer/Jesus Saiz issue of Captain America: Steve Rogers #1. You’ve heard how Captain America is a secret Hydra (read: Nazi) operative, and apparently has been all along. You’ve probably also heard that “It’s just a …

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Tess Fowler Pushed Out of Rat Queens?

Comic book fans were deeply saddened by the recent news that Rat Queens, the Eisner Award-nominated comic book series, was going on hiatus. As fans likely know, Rat Queens has had a tough run since the series launched in 2013. In 2014, artist/co-creator Roc Upchurch was removed from the series after being arrested on …

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Stop Making Fun of Rihanna’s Album Sales

Rihanna has become something of a meme this week, after Billboard announced that her latest album, ANTI, had only sold 460 copies in its first week: Billboard 200: #27(new) @rihanna, ANTI 15,896 album equivalent units [460 pure album sales + 4,239,279 streams]. — Chart News (@chartnews) February 1, 2016 ANTI, which …

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Mad Music Monday: Stranger Cat

Mad Music Monday is a bi-weekly music column, written by Courtney Caldwell. Got an album you’d like to see reviewed? Let us know! UPDATE (10/5/2015): I had previously credited all the production and instrumentation to Sven Britt, when Cat Martino should also be credited for instrumentation and production. Martino is also …

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Mad Music Monday: Desaparecidos

Mad Music Monday is a weekly column about records, written by Courtney Caldwell. Got an album you’d like to see reviewed? Let us know! When Conor Oberst (of Bright Eyes fame) and Desaparecidos released their debut album Read Music Speak Spanish, the world was still reeling from the events of …

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Mad Music Monday: Labor Day Playlist Edition

Mad Music Monday is a weekly column about records, written by Courtney Caldwell. Got an album you’d like to see reviewed? Let us know!  Your reviewer is taking a Labor Day hiatus this weekend. Instead of leaving you hanging, here’s a Labor Day playlist to enjoy at the pool, while grilling, or …

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Mad Music Monday: Say Anything

Mad Music Monday is a weekly column about records, written by Courtney Caldwell. Got an album you’d like to see reviewed? Let us know! TW: Holocaust, Suicide, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety, Drugs As someone who came of age in the pop-punk surge of the mid-aughts, I’ve seen plenty of bands come …

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Food Friday: Vegan Black Bean & Corn Enchilada Casserole

Now that Food Friday is a thing here at Mad Art Lab, get ready to learn all about Tex-Mex. Great Tex-Mex doesn’t happen easily, and great vegan Tex-Mex is sometimes even harder. While I’m not vegan anymore, I do still enjoy veganizing my dishes from time to time, and this dish …

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