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These Book Sculptures Give Pages A Life Of Their Own

tree-of-life-art by Malena Valcárcel

I know some of my fellow bibliophiles balk at the idea of cutting pages, but I have a real soft spot for book art. What I love most about these evocative sculptures by Malena Valcárcel is their suggestion that something within each book is alive. Check out more book sculptures on The Mary Sue…

The “Back To The Future” Musical Is Going To Be Amazing

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Apparently, a Back to the Future musical stage show has been in the works for the last decade. I suspect time travel. Read more on The Mary Sue…

Study Shows That TV Viewers Prefer Not To Multitask

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Turns out that the “Technology is ruining our attention spans! People never talk face-to-face anymore! Waxing nostalgic about the pre-Internet era makes me feel superior to others! Grrrrrrr” apocalypse isn’t quite upon us: A study has found that an overwhelming majority of TV viewers still prefer to actually focus on what they’re watching instead of doing other things. Read more on The Mary Sue…

10 Geeky Leggings To Ogle

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Let’s pretend it isn’t ridiculously cold out. Or maybe the reason it’s not quite leggings weather is that you live in Australia, where it’s hot as Satan’s armpit right now and the thought of fabric clinging to your legs makes you want to break out in hives. Either way, it’s not the time for a thin layer of stretchy fabric to be the only thing separating any part of your gams from Mother Nature. But I can covet these geeky leggings from the safety of my desk. Check all 10 pairs out on The Mary Sue…

Internet Harassment Is Way Worse For Women, Unshockingly

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Not long ago, I had a conversation with my father about how literally every woman I know with an active presence online – whether it was as a journalist, as a gamer, or as someone active in a forum – had experienced violent and/or sexual threats.  This news often shocks men, as it shocked my father, because they don’t experience the same issues online. Yet harassment is a daily experience for women online, especially for those who are outspoken about feminism. Journalist Amanda Hess has chronicled not only harassment she’s experienced, but the statistics behind harassment that prove, truly, that women are harassed online far more than men. Read more on The Mary Sue…

“Buffy” Is Coming Back To A Television Near You

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It might seem kind of an odd time and place, but next week the BBC will be airing a half-hour special on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”! Read more on The Mary Sue …

When It Comes To Gender Stereotyping, Pink Is Not The Problem

When It Comes To Gender Stereotyping, Pink Is Not The Problem

In his analysis of the problems (real and falsely perceived) with the “pink aisle,” MovieBob has some things to say about “The Hunger Games”—namely that it reinforces an outdated notion of male = good and female = bad by giving its heroine stereotypically masculine traits and the Capitol stereotypically feminine ones. Watch MovieBob explain why pink is not the problem on The Mary Sue…

“Histagrams” Bring History Into The Internet Age

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What if famous events from history had been documented on social networking? The Tumblr blog Histagrams seeks to answer that question with these filtered and hashtagged blasts from the past. See more Histagrams on The Mary Sue…

The Invisible Bike Helmet, Yet Another Awesome Invention By Ladies

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Swedish industrial designers Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin have created head protection for cyclists that isn’t bulky, uncomfortable, or unsightly – in fact, it doesn’t even look like it’s there at all. Learn more by watching this short documentary on The Mary Sue…

If “Game Of Thrones” Were A Children’s Book Series

Mr. Honor Game of Thrones

Mr. Men and Little Miss are beloved books for children, so what’s the Internet to do but cross them with the bloody world of A Song of Ice and Fire? Behold: Mr. Men and Little Miss Game of Thrones, a series which includes Mr. Pimp and Little Miss Vengeance.  Aww. See all seven on The Mary Sue…

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