A Beginner’s Guide to Batman Comics

These days it’s impossible to walk across campus without seeing countless superhero logos plastered across people’s t-shirts. Men and women alike have happily embraced the latest superhero trend that is currently sweeping the nation. The last few years have marked the dawn of nerd culture. The once underground, niche nature of comic book fandom has been…

Speakeasy’s Book of the Month: ‘Out’

    This is Speakeasy Mag’s first installment in our new “Book of the Month” series.  There’s no better way to fight off the winter blues than reading a great book. My fiction selection for this month is a high-intensity thriller that I promise will whisk your mind away from the freezing weather. “Out,” by Natsuo…

Tap into your artsy side: DIY Halloween

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to be thinking about your costume for this year. Skip the trip to Spencer’s and dodge the big box Halloween stores, because this year I dare you to DO IT YOURSELF. Why spend $40 on a generic outfit made of shoddy material, when you have…

Sexism and comics: Enough is enough

The old wise tale that comic book fans are exclusively the geeky, socially inept Sheldon Coopers of the world is, quite frankly, ridiculous. Though some love to deny it, comic book fans come in all shapes, sizes and fascinatingly, genders. Females have been fans of comic books since their conception and gradual rise in popularity…

Happiness in a bottle, hope in a syringe

After I scheduled my first Botox appointment to relieve migraines, relief swept over me like a cold shower on a sweltering summer day. Sure, I was intimidated by the notion of having around 32 syringes injected into my face, scalp and neck, but the possible result was a prospect far too tempting to refuse. After I…