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These Book Sculptures Give Pages A Life Of Their Own

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...

By: The Mary Sue / February 24, 2014

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

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...

By: The Mary Sue / February 2, 2014

Study Shows That TV Viewers Prefer Not To Multitask

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…

By: The Mary Sue / January 25, 2014

10 Geeky Leggings To Ogle

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…

By: The Mary Sue / January 24, 2014

Internet Harassment Is Way Worse For Women, Unshockingly

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…

By: The Mary Sue / January 14, 2014

“Buffy” Is Coming Back To A Television Near You

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 ...

By: The Mary Sue / December 20, 2013

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perceived) with the “pink aisle,” MovieBob has some things to say about "The Hunger Games"—namely that it reinforces an outdated notion of male = good and female = bad by giving its heroine stereotypically masculine traits and the Capitol stereotypically feminine ones.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

By: The Mary Sue / December 9, 2013

“Histagrams” Bring History Into The Internet Age

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...

By: The Mary Sue / November 20, 2013

The Invisible Bike Helmet, Yet Another Awesome Invention By Ladies

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...

By: The Mary Sue / November 14, 2013

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

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

By: The Mary Sue / November 6, 2013

Jack O’ Lantern Dinosaurs Make Up For That Whole Extinction Thing

You know for about five seconds I was sitting here thinking, “I wonder how long it takes to light all the candles and how much of a fire hazard it is” and then I remembered that we have this technology called electricity and LED lights. New York’s Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is probably up o…

By: The Mary Sue / October 31, 2013

“Simpsons” Actress Marcia Wallace Has Passed Away

Comedienne Marcia Wallace, best known as Mrs. Krabappel from "The Simpsons," has died at the age of 70. “She passed at 9 p.m. last night due to complications from breast cancer of which she was a long and proud survivor and advocate for women and healing,” Wallace’s friend Cathryn Michon told Deadline. “Ironically it was during breast cancer awarene…

By: The Mary Sue / October 27, 2013

Where Do The Main Characters Stand When “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Begins?

Those of us who’ve read Suzanne Collins’ book series know the characters we met at the beginning of The Hunger Games certainly aren’t the characters we get when we start Catching Fire. But how will they change in Francis Lawrence’s film adaptation? A recent magazine feature gives a few insights. Sci Fi Now Magazine did a big feature on "Catching Fire," which Tumblr user thepeacekeeper posted…

By: The Mary Sue / October 22, 2013

Joanna Lumley Is Absolutely Fabulous As Daenerys Targaryan

"Ab Fab"'s Joanna Lumley decided to do some advertisements for Sky on Demand in the UK and we are better for it. Watch as she takes on the Khaleesi herself, "Game of Thrones"’ Daenerys Targaryan (as well as a few other cast members), then check her out as "The Walking Dead"’s Rick Grimes over at The Mary Sue...

By: The Mary Sue / October 6, 2013

Forever 21’s Batman And Catwoman Collection Has Me Conflicted

On the one hand, I’m not the hugest fan of Forever 21. As a company they’ve a history of things like (allegedly) ripping off designers and (allegedly) mistreating workers. And when I bought things from them back in my high school days they always fell apart. On the other hand: I really like that pencil skirt, and some…

By: The Mary Sue / September 30, 2013

Katie Holmes, Possibly Taylor Swift Join The Cast Of “The Giver”

Soon, Lois Lowry's beloved novel The Giver will join the ranks of young adult books that have made it to the big screen. Come on, you know you’ve been waiting for this since you were twelve and checked it out of the school library. It’s one of the classic dystopias for young readers, with it…

By: The Mary Sue / September 28, 2013

To Celebrate The Emmys, Richard Simmons Cosplayed As Daenerys Targaryen

There is really nothing I can say about how Richard Simmons—who, in addition to being a pop culture fitness icon, co-starred in one of the best "Whose Line Is it Anyway?" sketches ever, just FYI—took to Twitter during the Emmys to post pictures of himself cosplaying as characters from "Game of Thrones", "Breaking Bad", "America…

By: The Mary Sue / September 25, 2013

Lifetime Greenlights Biopic On Olympic Star Gabby Douglas

Lifetime has announced that it will be producing a made-for-TV movie about the young life of Gabby Douglas, the first American to win both the individual all-around and team gymnastics competitions in a single year’s Olympic Games, and the first woman of color to take the gold in the individual all-around competition. Read more at

By: The Mary Sue / September 20, 2013

Disney Princesses Dressed As Their Princes

Godohelp on DeviantArt has reimagined a number of Disney princesses if they were wearing neatly tailored versions of their male counterparts’ most iconic costumes. I’ve never seen so many pants on so many Disney princesses. Read more at The Mary Sue...

By: The Mary Sue / September 14, 2013

Film Critic Calls 911 After Spotting Cell Phone Use At Press Screening

Many theater-goers are annoyed by cell phone use during films but one journalist at the Toronto International Film Festival took his response to the extreme yesterday – he called 911. Read more at The Mary Sue...

By: The Mary Sue / September 12, 2013

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