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Geek Girls Unite!

“What do Amy Poehler, Bjork, Felicia Day, Martha Stewart, Miranda July, and Zooey Deschanel have in common? They’re just a few of the amazing women proving that ‘geek’ is no longer a four-letter word.” So introduces the incredibly hilarious book Geek Girls Unite, a guide to the different types of women who are making geekdom not only an acceptable thing to embrace, but an awesome one to proudly celebrate. Author Leslie Simon explores the different iterations of geek girls — from music geeks to book nerds and everything in between — through their heros and interests, and offers required reading, playlists, and movies to unlock the inner geek girl hiding inside of you. Geek girls unite, indeed!

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F**k Yeah, Feminist Ryan Gosling!

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"Blue Valentine"'s NC-17 Rating
Gosling says the film's almost NC-17 rating is misogynistic. Read More »

I didn’t think anything could be better than the “F**k yeah, Ryan Gosling”/”Hey Girl” meme about my boo, but then “F**k Yeah, Feminist Ryan Gosling” came along and appealed to my Betty Friedan-loving, bell hooks-reading side. Check a couple more after the jump and the full site here. Keep reading »

Beyonce’s “Countdown” Video Forgot To Count Belgian Choreographer As An Influence

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Check out the full video for Beyonce's "Countdown." Watch »
Beyonce Hearts Gaga
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Last week, when we oohed and ahhed over the awesomeness that is Beyonce’s video for “Countdown,” we noted all the many pop culture references she paid homage to: Audrey Hepburn in “Funny Face”! Jennifer Beals in “Flashdance”! Bob Fosse! Dreamgirls! Mary Quant! Well, we failed to mention Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, a Belgian choreographer, from whom Beyonce seems to have borrowed a number of the moves and scenes seen in “Countdown.” Check out this video and judge for yourself. (I still think “Countdown” is dope and now I have a new favorite Belgian choreographer!) [Buzzfeed]

Behind The Scenes With “Real Steel”‘s Real Robots

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We’ll admit, our desire to see “Real Steel” — in theaters this weekend — can be summed up in two words: Hugh Jackman. But our inner geeks are titillated by the knowledge that the director, Shawn Levy, actually made real working robots for the film. Sweet. [via YouTube]

October 7: What Are We Wearing Today?

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It’s Kate’s last day and we are in mourning! Click onward to see her incredibly fabulous final outfit (and what the rest of us are wearing besides TEARS)…

Kim Kardashian & 15 Other Celeb Brides Who Wore Vera Wang

I don’t know much about weddings, but one thing I do know, to quote Anthony, Charlotte’s main gay on “Sex and the City,” is that when it comes to the dress, “you go Wang.” And if anyone is going to have the best of the best on their wedding day, it’s Kim Kardashian. When the reality TV star married Kris Humphries last month, she wore not one, not two, but three Vera Wang gowns. That’s the strapless ball gown she wore for the ceremony, above, and then she changed into two other dresses (also ivory) over the course of the night. You’ll be able to get a much closer look at their wedding during E!’s “Kim’s Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event” special this Sunday at 8 p.m. and Monday at 9 p.m.

Until then, click through this slideshow of a bunch of famous brides who wore Wang to walk down the aisle. Keep reading »

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