Beneficial Studying: a quick historical past of feminine superheroes

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Recommended Reading: a brief history of female superheroes

Struggling Sappho! The Tortured Historical past of Feminine Superheroes by Molly Lambert, Grantland

With the truckload of current comedian ebook film bulletins, feminine superheroes are poised to make an enormous splash on the field workplace within the years to return — together with Gal Gadot (above) as Marvel Lady. Nevertheless, earlier feminine-led efforts within the style have not accomplished properly, and the most important movies proceed to have dudes because the lead actors. Grantland takes a take a look at the troubled historical past of feminine superheroes as each Marvel and DC Comics prep to provide the women one other shot at Hollywood glory.

First Look: The George Lucas Museum is a Pyramid from the Future by Mark Wilson, Quick Firm

In case you have not heard, a $300 million George Lucas museum is within the works for Chicago. Quick Firm has an early take a look at the challenge, together with its futuristic architectural stylings.

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‘Name of Obligation: Superior Warfare’ evaluate: Home of CoDs by Ludwig Kietzmann, Joystiq

The annual installment within the Name of Obligation franchise is right here, and our buddies at Joystiq spent a while testing warfare sooner or later and a relatively diabolical Kevin Spacey.

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Journalism, Unbiased and Not by David Carr, The New York Occasions

There is a new tech website referred to as SugarString. What’s fascinating about one other website becoming a member of the fray is that it is run by Verizon. The wi-fi firm hires the writers and controls the content material, together with avoiding subjects like internet neutrality. This piece takes a take a look at the state of journalism, and who’s funding the message.

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The Good (and the Dangerous) of Twitter’s New Bid to Cease Harassment by Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic

Twitter introduced plans this week to fight the harassment of females on its social community. The Atlantic examines the guts of the trouble for the great (and dangerous) elements of the trouble that goals to crack down on threats like these communicated within the midst of the so-referred to as Gamergate.

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