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Superheroes Endorse Political Candidates In Cute Crayon Drawings (No, Really)

Writer J. Caleb Mozzocco draws cartoons of himself asking superheroes about their political endorsements. Some of them, like Wonder Woman, didn’t really feel the need to give indepth answers, but I particularly like the level…

The Mary Sue | November 6, 2012 - 4:50 pm

Archaeologist Finds The Cave Of The Lone Woman AKA Karana From “Island Of The Blue Dolphins”

Wow. This takes me back. Navy archaeologist Steve Schwartz has found the cave of the Lone Woman of San Nicolas island—a.k.a. the woman who inspired Scott O’Dell‘s YA classic Island of the Blue Dolphins,…

The Mary Sue | November 4, 2012 - 3:30 pm

8 Favorite Literary Horror Heroines

Halloween’s about dressing up and eating candy (and, for many adults, getting incredibly drunk). But that doesn’t have to be all it’s about. Back in 2010 Neil Gaiman suggested a new Halloween tradition of…

The Mary Sue | October 31, 2012 - 2:50 pm

Can Jem And The Holograms Make A Truly Outrageous Comeback With New Dolls From Hasbro?

Jem, the larger, cooler Barbie. At least to me she was. That’s why I’m so excited for this news. Hasbro has made a deal with Integrity Toys for a modern…

The Mary Sue | October 28, 2012 - 11:30 am

8-Year-Old Girl Gets Head Start On Cosplay, Goes To School As Different Historical Figure Almost Every Day

Omaha, Nebraska third grader Stella Ehrhart is my new hero. Since the second day of second grade, Stella, age eight, has gone to school dressed as a different person—sometimes fictional, mostly historical—almost…

The Mary Sue | October 20, 2012 - 3:30 pm

10 Awesome Ladies To Dress Up As This Halloween

Shopping for a Halloween costume can be a somewhat disheartening experience for a woman. There’s the sexy nurse, the sexy pirate, the sexy Chewbacca (oh yes, it exists). But what if…

The Mary Sue | October 14, 2012 - 1:30 pm

10 Good Guys Who Are Major-League Jerks

Sometimes good guys are actually “good” guys. They treat people well, they help old ladies across the street, their good intentions are matched by their positive (not necessarily chipper or…

The Mary Sue | October 10, 2012 - 3:50 pm

What Women Want (In Female Video Game Protagonists)

The Escapist’s Shamus Young recently penned a thoughtful article about Anita Sarkeesian’sTropes vs. Women in Video Games series, and how he believes the lack of female protagonists in games is a more pressing concern…

The Mary Sue | October 6, 2012 - 11:30 am

“Games Of Thrones”‘ George R.R. Martin Is Planning To Hide After A Specific Episode Next Season

You know when that thing happened to Ned Stark in Season 1 of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and everyone who hadn’t read the book (and some who had) completely freaked out? There’s…

The Mary Sue | September 29, 2012 - 11:30 am

“Fargo” To Become A TV Series, Better Include Marge Gunderson If It Knows What’s Good For It

According to Deadline, television channel FX has closed a deal with the Coen Brothers to develop and hourlong series “loosely based” on their 1996 movie “Fargo,” which defined “dark comedy” for me…

The Mary Sue | September 25, 2012 - 5:10 pm

Nintendo’s New 3DS Campaign Aims For Female Gamers With Gabrielle Douglas And Other Stars

What do All-Around Olympian gymnast Gabrielle Douglas, “Glee”‘s Diana Agron, and “Modern Family”‘s Sarah Hyland have in common? They’re just a a few of the celebrity names to appear in Nintendo‘s new female-targeted ad campaign…

The Mary Sue | September 23, 2012 - 3:30 pm

Wikipedia, Your Gender Bias Is Showing

Women of the Internet, start your editing engines. If it’s one thing we’ve learned recently from go-to Web info source Wikipedia, it’s that what the user-edited encyclopedia could use more…

The Mary Sue | September 18, 2012 - 4:10 pm

The Adorable Kid From “Charlie & The Chocolate Factory” Is Going To Play Norman Bates

Freddie Highmore, whose adorable mug you may remember from “Finding Neverland” and “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” has just secured a role in A&E’s “Psycho” prequel. The actor will be playing Norman…

The Mary Sue | September 16, 2012 - 3:30 pm

Amy Mebberson Shows That Disney Characters Can Wear High-Fashion

Amy Mebberson is a frequent staple of our Things We Saw Today posts, an artist who not only uses her spare time to create adorable Disney and Muppets crossover art, but who draws a lot of…

The Mary Sue | September 9, 2012 - 11:30 am

RIP Jerry Nelson, “Muppet Show,” “Sesame Street,” “Fraggle Rock” Veteran

You might not recognize Jerry Nelson‘s name, but you’re probably more familiar with “Sesame Street”’s the Count, Amazing Mumford and Snuffalupagus, or Statler (half of the heckling duo of Statler and…

The Mary Sue | August 25, 2012 - 5:30 pm

Double Standard Central: Everyone Needs To Stop Freaking Out About The Kristen Stewart Thing

I don’t really need to tell you what’s going on with Kristen Stewart right now. If you have an Internet connection, you know. She cheated on “Twilight” co-star Robert Pattinson with Rupert Sanders, the married director…

The Mary Sue | August 20, 2012 - 2:10 pm

Probably The Most Appropriately Made Portrait Of Daenerys Targaryen

Why is Fay Helfer‘s art so appropriate for Daenerys? Well, it has to do with how she produced those dark flowing lines: with fire. She uses a heated tip to burn…

The Mary Sue | August 18, 2012 - 11:30 am

Vintage Photos Of Stylish, Norm Challenging, Tattooed Women

Although women have achieved a certain level of freedom to decorate their bodies as they wish in modern society, the scandal of getting a tattoo or a piercing wasn’t always…

The Mary Sue | August 13, 2012 - 4:10 pm

Bobak Ferdowsi, NASA’s “Mohawk Guy,” Is The Best At Being A Meme

A lot of great things have come from Curiosity’s mission on mars: Further recognition of human ingenuity, the promise of a better understanding of our universe, some adorable fanart. And then…

The Mary Sue | August 12, 2012 - 3:30 pm

People Upset By The Appearance Of Olympic Athletes, Set Straight By The Athletes Themselves

Last week we posted about our rage over the utterly ridiculous (and unfounded) complaints circulating the web over Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas‘ hair. As we wrote it we were kind of secretly hoping…

The Mary Sue | August 7, 2012 - 2:10 pm