Queer Kids’ Media: Legend of Korra

Every other week this term I’ll be discussing LGBT+ characters in children’s TV and film.  This vacation I finally finished Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra (2012-2014), sequel series to the anime-inspired Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-2008). Both shows had wide appeal for their combination of emotionally-mature storylines with wonderfully childlike humour and fantasy. What caught […]

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Mitt Romney, an abject lesson in the follies of privilege

Mitt Romney is running for President again. Though technically unannounced, the news effectively became public last on the 16th of this month, when Romney just happened to let it slip that he was “seriously considering” another campaign, having said previously that he would make a decision within “weeks, not months.” When a US politician purports […]

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