Wonder Woman and the Importance of the Female Hero Moment

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Spread the loveTweet When J.J. Abrams was wrapping up Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he showed a rough cut to Ava DuVernay, the Selma director he’d recently befriended. It needed…


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Wonder Woman Overcame Her Origin Story to Become a Feminist Icon

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Spread the loveTweet Twenty-three years. It’s been twenty-three years since a female superhero has anchored her own movie—1994’s Supergirl being the most recent example. (Catwoman and Elektra? Both antiheroes. Don’t…


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While You Were Offline: Trump’s Paris Agreement Decision Turned Into Quite a ‘Covfefe’

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Spread the loveTweet Hey, did you hear? Ethiopia shut down the internet to stop kids from cheating on exams. You didn’t? Huh. That’s usually the kind of thing that makes…


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Sofia Samatar’s Arabian Fantasies Get Dosed In Reality

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Spread the loveTweet Sofia Samatar’s story “The Tale of Mahliya and Mauhub and the White-Footed Gazelle,” which appears in her new book Tender, is inspired by stories from Tales of…


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Wonder Woman Proves Wonderful Superhero Movies Don’t Need Superstars

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Spread the loveTweet Gal Gadot is the perfect Wonder Woman. And not just because she spent her two years in the Israeli army as a combat trainer and loves wielding…


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It’s Not Just You. TV Has Hit Peak WTF

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Spread the loveTweet Note: This story contains spoilers for the current seasons of Twin Peaks: The Return and American Gods. Diane, I’m lost: For the last week and a half,…


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The Internet Defines ‘Covfefe’

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Spread the loveTweet Leave it to Donald Trump to keep Twitter guessing. Just after midnight Eastern this morning, the president did what the president often does at odd hours: He…


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Cantina Talk: The Last Jedi Might Have Star Wars’ Most Shocking Reveal Yet

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Spread the loveTweet Welcome back. We hope you all had fun celebrating the 40th anniversary of Star Wars last week. Did you commemorate it by re-watching A New Hope? Was…


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It’s Time For Silicon Valley to Disrupt Its Toxic Asian Stereotypes

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Spread the loveTweet HBO’s Silicon Valley is a world of seesaws. Swift, meteoric rises and abrupt, catastrophic falls govern the lives of the entire Pied Piper team. One day they’re…


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While You Were Offline: Mr. Trump Goes to Europe to Spread Social Awkwardness

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Spread the loveTweet It wouldn’t be a Thursday on the internet if folks weren’t irrationally upset over something. The latest installment? A bunch of dudes who are mad that Austin’s…


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