Published Articles


Published Articles

I have written for MTV, The Onion, CNN, the Los Angeles Times, Publishers Weekly, Booklist and Ms. Some samples of my online writing are below in alphabetical order by the name of the publication.

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Only One Wish review


Nabari no Ou review


Anime   Insider


Naruto: Honorable Mentions


Back to Life


Back to the Beginning


Anime   News Network


Making   History: The Rose of Versailles




Danica Davidson on Adapting Manga for English   Readers


Blogging   Authors


Advice for Writers in Many Fields




Higurashi: Curse Killing Arc review


DC Comics Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics


Maria Holic review


Battle of Genryu review


Wicked Lovely review


Orange Planet review


Tsubasa: Those With Wings review


Captive Hearts 2 review


Castle of Dreams review


Nephylym review


Nephylym 2 review


Higurashi: Abducted by Demons review


Angel's Coffin review


Papillon review


Shoulder-a-Coffin Kuro 2 review


Shirley review 


Takeru review


Adventures of Young Det 2 review


Fairy Idol Kanon review


Lapis Lazuli Crown review


Gurren Lagann review


The Serpent Awakes review


Otomen review


Gaba Kawa review


Shinobi Life review


Fate/Stay Night review


Real 2 review


Bound Beauty review


Panic X Panic review


Bunny Drop review


Book   Reporter






Manga Grows in the Heart of Europe


Publishers   Wants You to Know: Manhwa Is Not Manga


The   Paperback Island in a Sea of Manly Storylines


Comic   Book Resources


Exploring Robot Crime in "Pluto"


Stan Lee Makes His Manga


The   Comics Journal


Schoolgirl Milky Crisis review


Interview: David Small Talks with the White Rabbit's   Grandniece


Graphic   Novel Reporter 


The Reformed review


Chicken with Plum review


Canon 1-2 review


Canon 3-4 review


Tarot Cafe 1-3 review


Tarot Cafe 4-7 review


The Manzai Comics review


Cancer Vixen review


Peach Fuzz 1-3 review


Ballad of a Shinigami review


Vlad the Impaler review


Narration of Love at 17 review


Kyo Kara Maoh 1-4 review


The Starry Night review


13th Boy 2 review


Dokebi Bride 1-6 review


Sarasah review


Il Gatto Sul G 3 review


Bride of the Water God review 1-4


Romance Papa 1-3 review


Drawing Manga Animals review


Zombie Loan review


9 Faces of Love review


The Secret Science Alliance review


La Esperanca 1-3 review


La Esperanca 4-7 review


The Devil's Trill review


To Will Come review


Operation Liberate Men review


Ultimo review


Taimashin review


One Fine Day review


An Interview with Christopher Hart


Haru Hana review


Lucky Star 1-4 review


Deadman Wonderland review


They're a Peach: An Interview with Lindsay Cibos and   Jared Hodges


Absolute Boyfriend 1-3 review


Absolute Boyfriend 4-6 review


Hanako and the Terror of Allegory review


Alice in the Country of Hearts 1-2 review


Click 1-4 review


Trickster: Native American Tales review


The Lizard Prince review


Finger on the Pulse: An Interview with Anne   Elizabeth


Click   5-8 review


Do Whatever You Want 1-3 review


Gargoyles: Clan Building review


Can't Lose You 1-3 review


Kingdom of the Winds review


In the Walnut review


Trickster Tales: An Interview With Matt Dembicki and   Michael Thompson


Life After Gargoyles: Greg Weisman Speaks


Blood Banks: An Interview with Vampire Huntress   Author L.A. Banks


Death Note 1-4 review


Raiders review


Ratman review


All My Darling Daughters review


Death Note 5-8 review


One Fine Day 2 review


Romeo X Juliet review


Death Note 9-12 review


Alice the 101st review


Grand Guignol Orchestra review


The Clique review


The Dreaming review


Taimashin 2 review


Himeyuka & Rozione's Story review


Summoner Girl review


Butterflies, Flowers 1-4 review


Monster 1-3 review


Dante's Inferno review


I Am Here! review


Not Love But Delicious Foods Make Me So Happy review


Tegami Bachi review


Nancy Drew, Vampire Slayer Part One review


Queen for a Day: The Queenie Chan Interview


Princess Princess 1-2 review


Crimson Hero review


Rosario + Vampire 1-3 review


I.O.N. review


Rasetsu 1-3


Drew's Clues


Grand Guignol Orchestra 2 review


Crimson Cross review


Cat Eyed Boy review


Laurell K. Hamilton Talks Graphic Novels (and Giant   Cobras) Interview


Neko Ramen 2 review


Beauty and the Squat Bears review


Lethe review


Let's Be Perverts 1-4 review


Red Angel review


Manga Visual References


Rasetsu 4-6 review


Monster 4-7 review


Kamisama Kiss 1-2 review


Cat Eyed Boy 2 review


The Hardy Boys: The New Case Files, #1: Crawling   with Zombies review


Gabby and Gator review


Rasetsu 7-8 review


Avatar, The Last Airbender review


Taro and the Carnival of Doom review


Tale of a White Night review


From Hell review


Butterflies, Flowers 5 review


The Clockwork Girl review


Guide   to Literary Agents


7 Things I've Learned So Far


Homeschool   News Link


The Unschooling Life


New Child Montessori paid advertisement


Branson Academy paid advertisement


Five Finger Paragraph paid advertisement


Small Hope Bay paid advertisement


Simply Music paid advertisement paid advertisement


West Music paid advertisement




Missed Monster on SyFy's Ani-Monday?


Digital Manga Announces New Titles


Japanese Companies Try New Way to Battle Piracy


FUNimation Steams Soul Eater


Film About Hirohito Gets Played in New York


Omnibus Manga: Big Books For Your Bucks!


Japanator Holiday Shopping Guide: Anime


Section 23 Films' January Releases


Youmacon '09


Is This the End of the Japanese Language?


Watch the First 9 Minutes of Evangelion


Soul Eater Hitting Stores


Aurora Sale: Mega Cheap Manga!


FUNimation Has 40% Off Sale at Right Stuf


Yen Press Announces K'ON and Other New Licenses


Bandai Launces Manga Site


Adult Swim to Get an Extra Hour


Bandai Announces More Code Geass Manga


Chiaki Kuriyama debuts new song at MTV Iggy


Sylvain White to Direct Robotech Movie? 


Manga Publisher For Sale!


The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya Has Been   Licensed


Kids   Reads


How to Survive Middle School


Laurel   Springs Advertisements


Learning Through Nature


Ten Things I Loved About Homeschooling 


Top Dancers Choose Distance Learning


A New Way to Encourage Reading


The Average Day of a Homeschooler


Homeschool for Tennis Players


Olympic Athletes Who Homeschool


Five Tips for Homeschooling


Did You Know?


Llewellyn   Journal


Magical Teens in Anime and Manga


The Magical, Spiritual Side of Anime and Manga


Vampires in Anime and Manga


The Power of Shinto


Alternative Healing from Japan


Los   Angeles Times


Indiana Jones, Superman and Bond: Vic Armstrong's   Life in Stunts 


Descendants of Darkness review




Domestic Violence in 300 Words Or Less


On Hanukkah, Igniting Feminism


"Don't   Ask, Don't Tell" Could Be Decided Tonight



MTV   Geek


Will "The Magicians" Be TV's Next   "Game of Thrones"? Lev Grossman Speaks


Immortals: Gods and Heroes Tells the Story Beyond   the Movie 


Dwayne McDuffie and Earl Kress Receive Animation   Writing Awards


Neil Gaiman Guest-Stars on The Simpsons


Sanrio Acquires Mr. Men, Adds to Their Hello Kitty   Empire


Check Out Valiant's New X-O Manowar!


Fraction and Fox's "For God and Country"   at GQ


"Occupy Comics" With Alan Moore, Steve   Niles, David Lloyd, and Mike Allred


Stan Lee Creates Indian Superhero for Liquid Comics


Crime Writer Denise Mina Tapped for 'Tattoo'   Adaptation


John Woo's "Seven Brothers" Now an   Animated Series


British Anthology 'Bayou Arcana' Aims To Focus On   Female Talent


Mark Millar's Supercrooks Prequel To Run Exclusively   In CLiNT


Jem's Truly Outrageous Season Two DVD   Coming Soon


Michel Fiffe Turns To Crowdfunding   Site RocketHub To Get Zegas #2 Funding 


Readers Pick Their Digital Favorites   In The ComiXologist Choice Awards


Design Your Own Avengers T-Shirt For   We Love Fine's New Contest! 


Aspen's Vince Hernandez Talks The   Return Of Kiani 


Create Foam Swords And Practice Your   Telepathy At The B.P.R.D. And Hellboy Camps


Steve Niles Vamps It Up With   "Nosferatu Wars" For Dark Horse Presents 


Smell Like An Avenger With This New   Cologne Line


Interview: Josh Keaton Talks   "Green Lantern: The Animated Series"


Move   Books Want To Get Boys Excited About Reading With 'Mapmaker's Sons'


Interview:   Anne Rice Talks 'Claudia's Story' And 'The Wolf Gift'


MTV   News


First   'X-Men:First Class' Trailer Arrives Tomorrow, Logo and New Image Debut Today


Ryan Reynolds Writes Intro For 'Green Lantern:   Secret Origin' Re-release


New 'Priest' Trailer Hits The 'Net


Zoe Kravitz Reveals Her 'X-Men: First Class'   Training Regimen


David E. Kelley Says 'Wonder Woman' TV Series Is   'Way Outside My Comfort Zone'


'X-Men: First Class' Actor Edi Gathegi On Darwin's   'Reactive Adaptation'


'Ghost   Rider: Spirit of Vengeance' Actor Reveals More Details About Blackout Role


'Smallville' Actress Erica Durance Finds Silver   Lining In Series' Final Season


Lois Lane Is 'A Powerful Woman,' Says Amy Adams


Ryan Reynolds Isn't Involved With 'Justice League'   Movie, At Least Not Yet


Henry Cavill Talks Superman: 'There's Only So Much   You Can Change'


New 'ThunderCats' Trailer Is Here!


'Xerxes' Is No Longer Called 'Xerxes,' Says '300'   Producer Mark Canton


Keanu Reeves Says He's Still Knocking On The 'Cowboy   Bebop' Door


Chris Hemsworth Talks 'Thor' Fans, Costumes and Set   Design


'The Dark Knight Rises' Will Shoot in Pittsburgh,   Christopher Nolan Confirms


Tom Welling And 'Smallville' Creators Discuss The   Man Of Steel's Looming Finale


'X-Men: First Class' Fan Video Uses 1960s Imagery To   Create A Unique Credits Sequence


George Takei Auditions For 'Spider-Man: Turn Off The   Dark,' But Not Really


'The Walking Dead' Season Two Raises The Bar To   Unseeable Heights, Says Robert Kirkman


Edi Gathegi And Caleb Landry Jones Answer 'X-Men:   First Class' Questions From Fans


'The Avengers' Begins Filming First Week Of May,   Says Mark Ruffalo


David Slade Or Duncan Jones To Replace Darren   Aronofsky On 'The Wolverine'?


'Captain America: The First Avenger' To Film In L.A.   This Weekend, Stan Lee Tweets On Cameo


Arnold Schwarzenegger's 'The Governator' Picked Up   In International Markets


New 'Thor' Clip Shows First Look At Jeremy Renner As   Hawkeye


Juan   Carlos Fresnadillo To Direct 'The Crow' Reboot, Filming Set To Start This   Fall


New 'Wolverine' Anime Clip Is The Best It Is At   What It Does, And What It Does Is Speak Japanese 


Zach   Galifianakis Drops Out Of R.I.P.D. For Scheduling Reasons


James McAvoy Talks 'X-Men: First Class' Plot, Teases   Potential Sequels


Colin Firth Was Considered For 'X-Men: First Class'   Villain, Says Matthew Vaughn


Michael Clarke Duncan To Voice Kilowog in 'Green   Lantern'


'Wonder Woman' TV Series Could Feature Yet Another   Costume, Says NBC President


'Superman' Reboot Will Cover Man Of Steel's Life   'From Infancy On,' Says Diane Lane


Mark Ruffalo Hints At Hairy-Chested Hulk In   'Avengers'


'Thor' Star Tom Hiddleston Confirms Deal For Future   Marvel Movies


Joss Whedon Says 'Avengers' Will Start Production In   A Week


Kenneth Branagh Talks 'Thor' 3-D Effects And The   Bifrost Bridge Scene


Chris Hemsworth Added 20 Pounds Of Muscle For 'Thor'


'Thor' Gets IMAX 3-D Release


Lynda Carter Weighs In On New 'Wonder Woman'   Costume, Possible Cameo


Johnny Depp's 'Rex Mundi' Adaptation Recruits New   Screenwriters


Michael Rosenbaum Describes His Return To   'Smallville'


No Movement On 'Gambit' Solo Movie, Says Taylor   Kitsch


'Little Thor' Ad Puts Marvel Spin On VW's Viral Hit


Tom Hiddleston Talks 'Thor' Casting Controversy And   Almost Playing The God Of Thunder


Joss Whedon Makes It Official: 'Avengers' Will Start   Filming Today!


First 'Avengers' Set Photo Released, Marvel Confirms   Loki's Return!


Paul Bettany Confirms 'Avengers' Role, Will Return   As Voice Of J.A.R.V.I.S.


Chris Evans Still Hasn't Seen 'Captain America,'   Can't Believe He Almost Passed On It


'X-Men: First Class' Actor Lucas Till Explains   Havok's Powers And Dark Side


'Captain America' Star Chris Evans Was Worried About   Looking 'Silly' In Cap's Costume


EXCLUSIVE: 'How To Survive A Garden Gnome Attack'   Author Reveals Feature Film Adaptation Plans


Mark Ruffalo Says Hulk Will Have 'An Interesting   Twist' In 'The Avengers'


Paul Bettany On The 'Feral' Vampires And   Post-Apocalyptic World Of 'Priest'


Chris Evans On His 'Captain America' Bulk-Up And   Post-Filming Gym Ban


'Smallville' Star Tom Welling Drops More Hints About   Series Finale


Jeff Bridges In Talks To Star In 'R.I.P.D.'


Idris Elba Campaigns For Luke Cage Role


'The Dark Knight Rises' Rumors Roundup: Shooting   Schedule Revealed, Official Synopsis Coming Soon?


Kenneth Branagh On 'Thor' Casting: 'We Needed It   All'


Chris Hemsworth On Getting Thor's Hammer (And The   Rest Of The Costume) Right


'Thor' Actress Jaimie Alexander Was Approached To   Play Wonder Woman, Turned It Down


Tom Welling Calls 'Smallville' Series Finale   'Bittersweet'


Kenneth Branagh Wants To Do 'Thor' Sequel, But Fans   Will Decide If It Happens


Keanu Reeves In Talks For Live-Action 'Akira'   Adaptation


Martin Sheen Talks 'Amazing Spider-Man' And Andrew   Garfield


Charles S. Dutton Joins 'Powers' Cast


Robert Kirkman Won't Confirm Stephen King's 'The   Walking Dead' Deal, Will Suggest Other Comics-To-TV Adaptations


Jennifer Lawrence Describes Mystique's 'X-Men: First   Class' Evolution


NBC Rejects 'Wonder Woman' TV Series


Zack Whedon To Write 'Talent' Script


NBC Exec Explains 'Wonder Woman' Decision


Stan Lee Talks 'Captain America' And 'Amazing   Spider-Man' Cameos, But No 'X-Men: First Class'


Nicholas Hoult Reveals More Details About Beast's   'X-Men: First Class' Story Arc


'Captain America' Actress Hayley Atwell Talks Peggy   Carter And Working With Chris Evans


'X-Men: First Class' Clip: Beast and Mystique Try To   Feel 'Normal'


'The   Dark Knight Rises' Cast Adds Three More


'X-Men: First Class' Actress January Jones Says Emma   Frost Has 'An Impossible Body'


Edi Gathegi Explains Darwin's Powers In 'X-Men:   First Class'


'X-Men: First Class' Director Talks 3-D, Costume   Choices And Attracting A Female Audience


James McAvoy Was 'Worried' About 'X-Men: First   Class'


Matthew Vaughn Talks 'X-Men: First Class' And   'Kick-Ass' Sequels


Kevin Bacon Says 'Emotional Content' Sets 'X-Men:   First Class' Apart From Other Comic Book Movies


Lucas Till Compares 'X-Men: First Class' To This   Summer's Other Comic Book Movies


'X-Men: First Class' Mutants 'Feel Like Real People'   Says James McAvoy


Will Paramount Adapt 'The Mighty' Comic?


'Evolved' Ghost Rider To Debut At San Diego   Comic-Con 


Hal Jordan Learns To Fly In New 'Green Lantern' Clip


'X-Men:   First Class' Supervisor To Direct 'Tales From The Farm' Adaptation


Blade Anime Trailer & Character Designs Debut


Ryan Reynolds Compares 'Green Lantern' to 'Star   Wars'


'Fringe' Writer Attached To Daredevil Reboot


Chris Evans Likes What He's Seen Of 'Captain   America,' But Remains 'Apprehensive'


Ryan Reynolds Was 'Blown Away' By 'Green Lantern'   Visuals


John Favreau & Robert Downey Jr Discuss   'Iron Man 3,' 'The Avengers' And Marvel's Movie Universe


Bono & Edge Explain The Difficulties Of   Getting 'Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark' To Its Premiere


'Lord of the Rings' Actor Sean Astin To Voice   Raphael In 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'


Which Character Could Return For 'The Dark Knight   Rises' Cameo?


'The Avengers' Team Up With...Mötley Crüe?!


Bronson Director Wants Christina Hendricks For   'Wonder Woman' Movie


'100 Bullets' To Become Showtime TV Series


Andrew Garfield On 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Shoot:   'I Feel Like I Lost A Sense Of Myself For A While'


Don Cheadle Talks 'Iron Man 3' And War Machine   Spinoff, Won't Be In 'The Avengers'


Julia Ormond To Play Superman's Mother?


Warner Brothers Moving Forward With 'Green Lantern'   Sequel


Warner Brothers Debunks 'Green Lantern' Sequel   Report


'Hulk' TV Show Moving Forward, Says Guillermo Del   Toro


Hugh Jackman Says 'The Wolverine' Begins Shooting In   October


Tom Hardy On 'The Dark Knight Rises' Rumors; 'Chris   Nolan Doesn't Tell You Anything'


'Captain America' Undergoes Title Change In Three   Countries


'Preacher' And 'The Boys' Writer Makes Director Debut   On 'Stitched'


'Captain America' And 'The Avengers' Could Have   Comic-Con Presence After All


Robert Kirkman Gives A Tour Of 'The Walking Dead'   Set


New 'Captain America' Featurettes Discuss Character,   Period Setting


New 'Men In Black 3' Set Photos Show '60s Era Cars   And Sci-Fi Heavy Vehicles


Marvel Heads To D23 Expo, Will 'Avengers' Follow?


'Captain America' Strikes In 13 New Photos


New 'Adventures Of Tintin' Trailer Teases The   'Secret Of The Unicorn'


'Man Of Steel' Pays A Visit To Kent Farm In   Smallville


Spike Lee To Direct 'Oldboy' Remake


'Thor' Blu-ray And DVD Features 'Avengers' Sneak   Peek


Sly Stallone's 'Bullet To The Head' Adaptation   Adds Christian Slater And Two More


'Sherlock Holmes' Director Back On For 'Sgt. Rock'?

The Onion 


New Comics Releases Include Secret Avengers #1 and a   Twisted Fairytale


New Comic Releases Include All-New Ghost Rider and a   Hellboy Celebration


New Comics Include the Brilliant Silver Surfer #1 and   Delicious Over Easy


New Releases Include the Gorgeous Iron Fist and Dreary   Batman: Eternal


Otaku   USA


Jonathan Clements Interview: The Man Behind the   Milky Crisis


Higruashi When They Cry: Behind Midnight Arc 1


March Story 1


Arisa 1


Wild @ Heart


Vampire Hunter D 5


Dragon Ball Z Kai part 2


X: The Complete Series


Chi's Sweet Home 1-3


My Bride is a Mermaid


My Girlfriend's a Geek 2


Kuro Zakuro 1 review




Kaleido Star review


Itsuwaribito review


The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye review


Sasameke review


Kuro Zakuro 2 review


Hyde & Closer review


Dragon Girl review


Higurashi When They Cry: Beyond Midnight Arc 2


Dragon Ball Z Kai 3 review


Gravitation review


Oresama Teacher review


Highschool of the Dead review


Samurai 7 review


Higurashi When They Cry: Eye Opening Arc 1 review


Kingyo Used Books 3 review


Kobato 1-2 review


Higschool of the Dead 2 review


The Beautiful Skies of Houou High 1 review


K-ON! 2 review


Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan review


Ai Ore! review


Hirgurashi When They Cry: Demon Exposing Arc review


My Girlfriend's a Geek 3 review


Replica review


Blue Exorcist review


Bunny Drop 2 review


I'll Give It My All...Tomorrow 2 review


Black Butler 2 review




Black Butler 3 review


Ichiroh! 2 review


Itazura na Kiss review


I'll Give It My All...Tomorrow 3 review


Publishers   Weekly


Time and Again review (Scroll down on PW page to read)


Pandora Hearts review (Scroll down on PW page to read)


Max Finder Collected Casebook #4 (Scroll down on PW page to read) 


Zebrafish (Scroll down on PW page to read)


Guinea Pig: Pet Shop Private Eye (Scroll down on PW page to read)


Prime Baby   (Click on PW's link to read)


Sons of Liberty (Scroll down on page to read)


Food Fight (Scroll   down on page to read)


Guinea Pig: And Then There Were Gnomes (Scroll down on page to read)


Nola's World (Scroll down on page to read)


PWCW's Fifth Annual Critics Poll (I'm one of the judges)


Viz Kids Line Expands with Original 'Mameshiba'   Books


Selling   Books


How to Break Into Freelance Writing


Sonic   Eclectic


An Interview with Yuri Lowenthal and Tara Platt on   Their Book "Voice-Over Voice Actor"


Senior   Advocate 


The Good Ol' Days: Marlon Brando


The Good Ol' Days: Clark Gable


The Good Ol' Days: Ingrid Bergman


The Good Ol' Days: Spencer Tracy


Teen   Reads


They Never Came Back



The   Urban Muse


5 Reasons to Diversify Your Writing Projects


Willamette   Writers


An Interview with Melissa Hart, Author of Gringa (see page 6)


The   WM Freelance Writers Connection


Finding My Niche: Translating and Adapting Manga for   American Audiences