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Ariell Johnson has combined her love of comic books with a place where people can socialize in her new business, Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse.
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January 24, 2016 At Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse in Philadelphia, owner Ariell Johnson says diversity isn't just an afterthought. She tells NPR's Michel Martin that new faces keep the heroics interesting.
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August 17, 2015 A new illustrated history explores beer's journey from the cradle of agriculture, to the rise and fall of Ancient Rome, to the modern-day craft beer heyday.
The comic book superhero Priya survived a rape and now fights violence against women.
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December 16, 2014 Her name is Priya and she is the star of a new graphic novel in India. After she is gang-raped, her family and neighbors shun her — but then a Hindu goddess grants her special powers.
Lucy Knisley's Relish is a graphic memoir about how she discovered her love of food and cooking.
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February 3, 2014 A growing number of comic artists are focusing on what's on their plates, rather than dreaming up caped crusader capers. One common theme in these contemporary comics is the epicurean epiphany.
A lone, sad stormtrooper descends an escalator.
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July 27, 2013 Glen Weldon talks to Comedy Bang Bang's Scott Aukerman, contemplates the rise of geek culture, and gets a Batmobile.
The cover of Bluewater Productions' upcoming "Female Force: Paula Deen" comic book.
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July 11, 2013 The celebrity cook has seen her TV shows and corporate sponsorships disappear following reports of her use of racist language. But a publisher who has written a comic about her life is going ahead with its plans — after a short update. Still, "we're not going to flambé her," the publisher says.
Drama ensues when doctors work to save patients bleeding from traumatic injuries.
November 30, 2012 Sometimes the real trick for improving health is getting people, including doctors, to hear the right message and then do something about it.
March 21, 2011 The creators of the blog Law and the Multiverse explore the legal issues of the superhero set. They say their dip into the world of fantasy can offer some real-world lessons.
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