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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…READ MORE »


Entertainment

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…READ MORE »


News

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… READ MORE »


Style

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… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

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… READ MORE »


Entertainment

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 …READ MORE »


Entertainment

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with the “pink aisle,” MovieBob has some things to say about “The Hunger Games”—namely that it reinforces an outdated notion of male = good and female = bad by giving its heroine stereotypically masculine traits and the Capitol stereotypically feminine ones.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


Entertainment

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…READ MORE »


News

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…READ MORE »


Entertainment

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 TheREAD MORE »


Entertainment

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 on… READ MORE »


Celebs

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… READ MORE »



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