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Patrick Macnee Proved A Gentleman Hero Could Treat Women As Equals

Patrick Macnee, who just died, embodied the ultimate gentleman adventurer for millions of people. As John Steed in The Avengers, he proved that an old-school gent could be ready for anything—whether it be robot killing machines, or a tough, self-assured lady in a catsuit. » 6/25/15 6:00pm 6/25/15 6:00pm

How To Make Black Widow Truly Awesome, According To Richard K. Morgan

Black Widow’s rise to badassery arguably began in 2004, when Richard K. Morgan wrote a miniseries that revamped her backstory and gave her a much stronger inner life. And now that we’re all talking about Black Widow in the wake of Avengers: Age of Ultron, Morgan has some thoughts about how to achieve her full… » 5/08/15 3:26pm 5/08/15 3:26pm

Joss Whedon Quit Twitter to Work, Not Because of Scary Feminists

When Joss Whedon quit Twitter last week, many speculated that it was because of criticism he was receiving about the latest Avengers movie, which he wrote and directed. But now, in a lengthy interview with BuzzFeed, Whedon says that any analysis (including some from Patton Oswalt) that he did so because people were… » 5/06/15 9:50am 5/06/15 9:50am

Grown Man Finds Most Embarrassing Possible Use of His Time

Over at Esquire, Stephen Marche—who you may remember from that time he described one single Megan Fox eyebrow as “the sublime, a force of nature, the patterns of waves crisscrossing a lake, snow avalanching down the side of a mountain, an elaborately camouflaged butterfly”—did a great thing by getting a nine-year-old… » 5/05/15 11:00am 5/05/15 11:00am

Pug Avengers Reveals the Creative Ways in which People Cope with a…

Maybe the economy has got you down — you're unemployed, and feeling droopy-face (not unlike a pug) because you've found that you have way too much time for criticizing granite fetishists on House Hunters. You need to break out of that cycle. Have you considered making short remakes of popular movies starring your… » 10/08/12 11:15pm 10/08/12 11:15pm

Cookie Monster and Grover Reenact The Hunger Games, This Time with More…

The folks at Entertainment Weekly had Sesame Street's beloved Cookie Monster and Grover stop by their offices to express their jealousy over their coworker Elmo's recent foray into musicals. Never ones to dwell in petty envy, the two then decided to make a musical of their own by adapting pop culture favorites into… » 9/25/12 3:10pm 9/25/12 3:10pm