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Lego’s First Female Scientist Minifig Now On Sale

Her name is Professor C. Bodin, and she’s responsible for breakthroughs that allow the swapping of body parts from one Lego person to another, allowing minifigs everywhere to experience various…

The Mary Sue | September 6, 2013 - 10:50 am

Police Mistake Celebrity Impersonator Photoshoot For Armed Criminal Enterprise

Even though the Port of London Authority only requires artists to register if they plan to be filming, not merely taking photos, the organizers of a celebrity look-a-like photoshoot are…

The Mary Sue | August 30, 2013 - 2:45 pm

Official Illinois State Department Website Offers Klingon Language Accessibility

Know any unemployed Klingons living in Illinois? Then you should probably go tell them their lives have become considerably easier. But since they don’t have a word for “unemployed,” you…

The Mary Sue | August 28, 2013 - 10:50 am

Legendary Pictures Turned Down A Movie Because Its Main Character Is A Female Action Hero

You probably haven’t heard of “Legend of the Red Reaper.” The passion product of Tara Cardinal, who also stars, it’s about a Reaper, or guardian of humanity, who goes on…

The Mary Sue | August 25, 2013 - 11:30 am

Marion Cotillard And Michael Fassbender To Star In An Extremely Attractive Version Of “Macbeth”

Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth? I never knew I wanted it until it happened.

The actress is replacing Natalie Portman, who was originally going to play the scheming…

The Mary Sue | August 21, 2013 - 12:50 pm

Self-Taught Makeup Artist Transforms Herself Into Characters And Celebrities

Emma Pickles isn’t the only makeup artist that’s wowed us with her skill: meet Carly Paige, a Montreal-native with an incredible talent for using makeup to become any number of…

The Mary Sue | August 18, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Impressively Detailed Map Of Westeros Is Colorful And Gorgeous

“Game Of Thrones”‘ Westeros and the lands beyond the narrow sea make for a big world, but artist J.E. Fullerton has rendered the entirety in an amazingly detailed map full…

The Mary Sue | August 14, 2013 - 3:45 pm

Spielberg-Produced Female Astronaut Drama Greenlit By CBS

If Steven Spielberg’s resume as a director has an equal, it’s his legacy as a producer. Well, at least it is for this fan of “Pinky and the Brain”, “Animaniacs”,…

The Mary Sue | August 8, 2013 - 6:45 pm

J.K. Rowling Wins Damages, Donates To Charity After Her Law Firm Leaks Her Pseudonym

After it was leaked that she wrote “The Cuckoo’s Calling” under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling has received damages from the law firm that let the information slip.

The Mary Sue | August 3, 2013 - 3:30 pm

House Frey Celebrations: The Greatest Party Planners In All Of Westeros

Shutterstock created images featuring each of the prominent houses of Westeros as modern day corporations back in March, but their newest installment in the series is particularly appropriate after the end of…

The Mary Sue | July 30, 2013 - 1:50 pm

Burka Avenger: Pakistan’s First Animated Female Superhero Is A Teacher By Day, Crime Fighter By Night

Pakistan’s newest TV superhero, “Burka Avenger,” is not only the first animated female superhero for the country, but a woman with a mission. That mission is to promote girl’s education…

The Mary Sue | July 26, 2013 - 3:45 pm

“Orange Is The New Black” Has More Successful Debut Than “Arrested Development”

“Orange is the New Black” crossed my radar very close to its release, less than three days before its entire season premiered on Netflix, and for somebody whose job it is…

The Mary Sue | July 24, 2013 - 2:45 pm

On “Xena” And A Lack Of Female Villains

If you’ve seen an episode of Xena, hell, if you’ve seen the opening titles to “Xena,” you know that you don’t mess with Xena. She’s strong, clever, resilient, and at times,…

The Mary Sue | July 18, 2013 - 3:45 pm

11 San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives I Must Have (Or Else I’ll Cry Nerd Tears)

As a nerd, I’ve collected a few things through the years. Some fans obsess over amassing an entire series of one particular thing, I just like what I like. So…

The Mary Sue | July 15, 2013 - 5:15 pm

Apparently Women Gamers Spend As Much Time And Money On Gaming As Their Male Counterparts

A report shows that women gamers spend as much time and money on consoles as male gamers do, and that gamers are not, in fact, all teenage boys who lock…

The Mary Sue | July 10, 2013 - 3:45 pm

Helen Mirren Has Some Very Specific Suggestions For Who Should Play The 12th “Doctor Who”

We’ve heard from Dame Helen Mirren on the topic of “Doctor Who,” in particular, the casting of the new Doctor, a few times now. But she’s not done yet (or at least people…

The Mary Sue | July 7, 2013 - 11:30 am

Melissa McCarthy Outperforms Comedy’s Leading Men — Remind Me Again Why “Women Aren’t Funny”?

We all know that Melissa McCarthy is on a roll — between “Bridesmaids,” “Identity Theft,” and now the $40 million dollar opening of her buddy-cop movie “The Heat,” this lady is on…

The Mary Sue | July 4, 2013 - 2:30 pm

Amazon Reviewers Praise The Patriarchy-Busting Power Of Wendy Davis’ Filibuster Sneakers

Everyone’s still buzzing over Texas State Senator Wendy Davis‘ epic filibuster in defense of a woman’s right to choose. For good reason, too. I hope it proves to be something that people…

The Mary Sue | June 28, 2013 - 3:45 pm

Selling Video Games To Women: Is It Really That Hard?

The Entertainment Software Association recently released their latest batch of statistics on video game sales and player demographics. There’s lots of interesting stuff in there, but the numbers on player…

The Mary Sue | June 23, 2013 - 4:30 pm

“Star Wars: Episode VII” Character Descriptions Revealed?

Dateline reported today that the character descriptions for the new “Star Wars” film have already been sent out to agents, and now fans everywhere are speculating about the characters. Who will be…

The Mary Sue | June 19, 2013 - 5:45 pm

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