Amanda Ferris

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Amanda Ferris is an accomplished writer with over four years of experience. In the past, she has written for 2Blue Media Group, NearSay, New York Family, Townsquare Media Group's the FW, and the Camel Clutch Blog. She is currently working as a freelance writer for (The) Absolute, Pop Culture Rejects and LIB Magazine. In her spare time, Amanda can be seen at Tom Kane's Boulevard Bards reciting her original poetry and at Evie Ivy's A Dance of the Word events as one of the featured belly dancers. She has also been volunteering for Mary Jo Tobin's Love Wanted pet adoption events since 2009 and is dedicated to helping shelter pets find their forever homes.

How “Stars Wars: The Force Awakens” Villain Kylo Ren Defies Expectations Of Bad Guys

How “Stars Wars: The Force Awakens” Villain Kylo Ren Defies Expectations Of Bad Guys

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the main villain of the film is Han Solo and Leia Organa’s child Ben, who was seduced to the Dark Side by Supreme Leader Snoke and took the name Kylo Ren. However, Kylo is a complex character that defies the stereotype of previous villains in movies, such as Lord…

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Go Inside the Salem Witch Trials With Author Stacy Schiff
Go Inside the Salem Witch Trials With Author Stacy Schiff

The infamous Salem Witch Trials have been a popular subject in both literature and media. From WGN America’s Salem to Arthur Miller’s popular play The Crucible, the horrific witch trials have haunted the public imagination for years. Now Stacy Schiff, author of Cleopatra: A Life, takes her readers on a well-thought out journey through the…

“Monstress” Weaves a Dark Tale About One Woman’s Desire for Revenge
“Monstress” Weaves a Dark Tale About One Woman’s Desire for Revenge

Monstress is a new comic book series written by Marjorie M. Liu and illustrated by the talented Sana Takeda. The first issue introduces the vengeful Maika Halfwolf, a young woman who sets out on a journey to punish everyone who was involved in her mother’s death. In Maika’s world, humans, mutants and monster live side by…

“Dear Mr. You” Gives An Unconventional Look At Those Who Impact Our Lives
“Dear Mr. You” Gives An Unconventional Look At Those Who Impact Our Lives

Unlike other memoirs, Mary-Louise Parker’s non-fictional novel Dear Mr. You recounts her life via a series of letters both real and imagined to the men in her life. The actress’s letters all revolve around the men who have influenced her life for good or bad, and readers are given a glimpse of her life’s journey…

Tough Love: A Meditation on Dominance & Dogs
Tough Love: A Meditation on Dominance & Dogs

All animal lovers/activists are aware of “dominant theory” and how pop cultural has shaped today’s dog training methods. Tough Love is a documentary that gives a fascinating look on the progression of dog training from the outdated “alpha” theory to the positive reinforcement methods many trainers use today. Featuring the late Applied Animal Behaviorist Dr. Sophia Yin,…

Michelle Belanger’s ‘Conspiracy Of Angels’ Is Full of Unexpected Plot Twists
Michelle Belanger’s ‘Conspiracy Of Angels’ Is Full of Unexpected Plot Twists

Non-fiction author Michelle Belanger takes her first foray into paranormal fiction in the first of her Shadowside series, Conspiracy of Angels. Unlike the cheesy Young Adult novels that revolve around a love triangle, Conspiracy of Angels starts off with a bang. The main character, Zack Westland, wakes up on the shores of Lake Erie with…

Celebrate The Complexities Of Love In Mary Oliver’s “Felicity”
Celebrate The Complexities Of Love In Mary Oliver’s “Felicity”

Perhaps nothing is more widely know than the Love Trope —the joys of seeing a crush, the thrill of a first date, the contentment ones feel being able to cuddle up next to someone while falling asleep. But behind this trope, as Mary Oliver’s new poetry collection Felicity revels, is the real joy of connecting with another…