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Andy Browers

Andy Browers holds degrees in Creative and Professional Writing and also Theatre from Bemidji State University. He spent his formative years in northern Minnesota reading comics and writing terrible imitations of Ray Bradbury stories. When not reading or writing, he loves to fist pump to rock and roll, eat terrifying amounts of sushi, sing karaoke, bowl by keeping score the old fashioned way, and dance at wedding receptions. His essays, short stories, and poetry has appeared in The Talking Stick, Aqueous, Cleaver, Drawn to Marvel: Poems from the Comic Books, and elsewhere. He’s currently at work on a collection of essays. As in, he is probably bent over a keyboard right now trying to finish. More than likely, however, he’s actually watching Will Sasso impersonate Kenny Rogers on YouTube. Blog: Anno Amor Twitter: @andrew_browers

Calm Down (or Get Freaked Out) This Election Season with Alternative History

It’s morning in America. And by “morning” I mean it happens to be “an election year.” The quotation marks are ...

Things I Learned About Love from ’90s X-Men Comics

Love comics? Check out Panels, our sister site about all things comic books! _______________ The cover of X-Men (vol. 2) Issue ...

Instructions In the Event You Find Yourself In a Neil Gaiman Story

Ten years ago (I had to take a legit moment to grapple with how impossible that seems), I picked up ...

On Finding Bookish Treasure in Thrift Stores

My people are the Garage Sale People—the tribe of the maternal side of my family. Their ceremonial garb includes comfortable ...

The Force Awakens Our Love for Obsolete Star Wars Books

A long time ago in the same galaxy we live in now, it was 1995 and I loved Star Wars. ...

Keeping Up With The Foxes: Growing Up Alongside FoxTrot

While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of ...

Books I Hope Will Stay in Hollywood’s Development Hell

Around this time every year, on nights I can’t seem to sleep I count my blessings instead of counting sheep. ...

Retro Bookish PBS Shows That Aren’t Reading Rainbow

It seems like only yesterday that I plopped down for my daily helping of Reading Rainbow, hands-down the finest offering ...

Keeping Up With The Foxes: Growing Up Alongside FoxTrot

If you’re like me then you aren’t Benjamin Button, and the chasm between you and the characters in books you ...

My Bookish Mix Tape

The Venn Diagram of three of my most loved passions—books, road trips, and rock and roll—intersects most perfectly with the ...

Why Autumn Belongs to Ray Bradbury

Put on your fashion boots, whimsically wrap up in your best scarf, admire that beautiful burnt sienna crayon in your ...

Dear Diary: On Loving Literature’s Journals

Raise your hand if you’ve ever taken a secret pleasure in finding your older sibling’s or cool older cousin’s diary ...

Reading the Right Book at the Right (Or Wrong) Time

If you’re the sort of person who keeps the compass used for navigating life in the pocket of your intuition, ...

Coming Clean About Books You Never Read

This is a guest post from Andy Browers. Andy believes in going to State Fairs, road trips, fist-pumping at wedding receptions to ...

The Best Cars of American Fiction

This is a guest post from Andy Browers. Andy believes in going to State Fairs, road trips, fist-pumping at wedding receptions to ...

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