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Monthly Archive: July 2013

Jul 31 2013

Zealot by Reza Aslan: A Review

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There are a lot of narratives around this book.  Reza Aslan says mean things about atheists, Reza Aslan doesn’t have the credentials he says he has, Reza Aslan was mistreated abominably by Fox News, Reza Aslan is Muslim and that taints his ability to see clearly on the history of Jesus.  The thing is, none …

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Jul 29 2013

Tonight at 7PM: The Ashley F Miller Show Episode 6

Join me, annalise fonza, and Yasmin Nair as we discuss: Politics: The Anthony Weiner Scandal Media: “Orange is the New Black” Guest Choice: Prison in America The YouTube link will appear shortly before 7PM EST. This is filmed in front of a live internet audience — if you’ve got input feel free to get in …

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Jul 23 2013

Women Protagonists in YA: A List and Resources

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This is a work in progress, any feedback from the audience/readers will be incorporated into the list.  I am especially interested in finding any good works about female friendship.  Here is a wonderful tumblr devoted to diversity in YA.  Here is a wonderfully comprehensive list of protagonists of color in YA and another specifically looking at SF and …

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Jul 22 2013

Ashley talks a lot: atheism, women, minorities, pop culture

(ROY ZIMMERMAN. Also, I go first so you don’t even have to watch very long to see me)

Jul 22 2013

Tonight at 7PM: The Ashley F Miller Show Episode 5

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I feel like 5 episodes makes it seem legit.  A show in its own right, standing on two feet.  No longer a total babe in the woods, maybe more of a toddler. Join me, Jason Thibeault of Lousy Canuck, and Heina Dadabhoy of Skepchick as we talk: Politics: Rape in Dubai Media: Comic Con — women and minorities …

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Jul 17 2013

FtBCon – Ashley’s schedule

Life is always easier when you’ve got a schedule to follow.  So here’s mine for the weekend.  I am in on 5 sessions, talking about a variety of subjects from YA lit to video games, but all to do with media and culture.  Which is good because I have a degree that makes people think …

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Jul 16 2013

Weird Moments in Is This Even My Life: Rockapella

I recorded “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” on the ukulele about this time last year and somehow it’s gotten a bunch of comments that I was never alerted to.  I am really bad at following my YouTube in the first place, but I’m pretty sure that I would have noticed this alert. Well! …

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Jul 15 2013

Tonight at 7PM: The Ashley F Miller Show Episode 4

Join me, Ian Cromwell of Crommunist Manifesto, and Andrew Tripp of Considered Exclamations and More than Men as we talk: Politics: The Zimmerman verdict Media: Ender’s Game and the boycott Guest choice: Representation issues in YA Lit. You can RSVP to the “event” here and, when the hangout is on-air, it should send you a link of the YouTube …

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Jul 12 2013

TMI Review – Softcups / Complaining about my period

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This is a post all about uteruses and the havoc they play.  Really it’s mostly about my uterus.  So, for some people, that may be too much information and, hey, that’s fine, just stop reading.  Because I intend to pull no punches.  Maybe I’ll throw in a picture of a flower or something.  But seriously, …

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Jul 12 2013

What are the most important zombie films?

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As a film geek and pop culture nerd, I have always enjoyed a good monster story.  When I was young, I was more interested in vampires, but as I got older, zombies gained some ground.  I have to confess, though, I’ve never much cared for werewolves.  Vampires are all about sex and immortality and danger …

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