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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 forms of locomotion.

She’s also the very first female minifigure whose profession is “scientist” that Lego has ever produced. Read more at The

By: The Mary Sue / September 6, 2013

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 saying that, in hindsight, they probably should have. Turns out people jump to conclusions when they see a bunch of black-clad people waving guns around…

By: The Mary Sue / August 30, 2013

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 might have some difficulty explaining it, so bring a phaser in case things escalate.

The Illinois Department of Employment Security began offering Klingo…

By: The Mary Sue / August 28, 2013

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 a quest for vengeance against those who betrayed her kind. It’s the sort of high-fantasy action story that’s gotten more popular since “Game of Thrones”…

By: The Mary Sue / August 25, 2013

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 Queen. There’s no word on why Portman’s no longer involved, but I don’t even care, because Marion Cotillard! She’s brilliant at scheming and crazy! It’…

By: The Mary Sue / August 21, 2013

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 famous figures in pop culture: everyone from Mystique to Pee-Wee Herman! Though for now she’s working in a Sephora, you can tell it won’t be…

By: The Mary Sue / August 18, 2013

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 to the brim with world building references, geographical features, cities, roads, the locations of various houses, and more. We’ve picked out some of the major…

By: The Mary Sue / August 14, 2013

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”, “Freakazoid!”, and “Tiny Toon Adventures”.

Okay, I suppose he’s also produced some live action television that’s made its mark, and that’s probably the…

By: The Mary Sue / August 8, 2013

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.

How did it all go down? Where did the money go? Read more at The Mary Sue…

By: The Mary Sue / August 3, 2013

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 season 3 of “Game of Thrones.” Air Targaryan will make sure your guests arrive on time and Stark Outfitters will provide the perfect clothes for a…

By: The Mary Sue / July 30, 2013

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 in the country, on and off screen. The new show, from Pakistani pop star Haroon, features Jiya, a teacher at an all girl’s school who protect…

By: The Mary Sue / July 26, 2013

“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 to keep tabs on this kind of thing, that was unusual and spoke of a lackluster PR campaign. It sounded like the beginning of a…

By: The Mary Sue / July 24, 2013

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, ruthless. The show remains an important feminist text for a number of reasons, reasons reinforced by the likes of Joss Whedon and Quentin Tarantino. It champions strong women,…

By: The Mary Sue / July 18, 2013

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 you can imagine when San Diego Comic-Con rolls around. While some of these SDCC exclusives might be offered online by the respective companies after the…

By: The Mary Sue / July 15, 2013

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 themselves in their rooms to play Xbox Live for hours on end. Wait, gamers can be women? And adults? Gasp!

The social media network Pixwoo.com…

By: The Mary Sue / July 10, 2013

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 aren’t done asking her about it yet) and we’re totally fine with that. Hear who she suggested to take up the mantle.

Mirre…

By: The Mary Sue / July 7, 2013

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 fire.

What you may not know is this: McCarthy is also outperforming her male comedian colleagues and co-stars by millions.

According to…

By: The Mary Sue / July 4, 2013

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 remember—and talk about, and teach their kids about—for decades to come.

That enthusiasm has found a surprising outlet on the Amazon.com page for the bright…

By: The Mary Sue / June 28, 2013

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 gender sparked some chatter last week. According to the ESA, 45% of all gamers are women. That percentage stays pretty much the same for the…

By: The Mary Sue / June 23, 2013

“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 stepping up to play the leads for the franchise’s seventh entry, directed by J.J. Abrams?

Vague, unmarked character descriptions are under the cut, so…

By: The Mary Sue / June 19, 2013

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