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  • As Seen on TV Gadgets From the ’90s, Ranked

    As Seen on TV Gadgets From the ’90s, Ranked

    The ‘90s were the time of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a burgeoning internet, and seemingly countless gadgets and gizmos hocked by sellers on television. These cheeky infomercials are staples of the post-Cold War era, and you may have memories of yourself basking in the glow of a late-night infomercial emanating from your TV screen. These…


  • The Jasad Heir Is a Tournament Arc Turned Political Thriller

    The Jasad Heir Is a Tournament Arc Turned Political Thriller

    American-Egyptian author Sara Hashem is preparing for her epic political fantasy debut, The Jasad Heir, inspired by her experiences living in Egypt. Hashem wrote this novel to answer the question: “what do you owe to a place and a people you’ve barely known but without whom you wouldn’t exist?” As a fugitive queen strikes a…


  • Fake TV Town Locations: An Investigation

    Fake TV Town Locations: An Investigation

    Television is one of the most visceral forms of escapism, with the best TV shows building a world so robust that it feels like it’s a slice of our own. A little hobby of mine is trying to figure out where, exactly, some shows take place within our world’s geography — even if these towns…