The Greatest Spies In Pop Culture, Ranked


If you believe fiction, spies are everywhere. You cannot turn around without bumping into someone in a wig, armed with a gun masquerading as a tasteful pair of earrings, and carrying secret plans in microdot form. There are so many, we decided to rank them. » 2/12/15 5:07pm 2/12/15 5:07pm

Marvel Has A Serious Problem Merchandising Its Female Characters

In between marketing winding up for its May release and Toy Fair around the corner, merchandise for Age of Ultron has been showing up everywhere. But one Avenger has been largely absent: Black Widow. It's not something new to Marvel — and that's starting to be a problem. » 1/27/15 2:35pm 1/27/15 2:35pm

It's Great We're Getting A Captain Marvel Movie. It's Also Not Enough.

When Marvel announced that its next round of movies would include a Captain Marvel movie, we were thrilled. Yes, a major Marvel movie featuring a popular and wonderful female superhero. But amidst that celebration, let's not forget there are still tons of worthy female superheroes who would make excellent movie stars. » 11/13/14 4:08pm 11/13/14 4:08pm

Jessica Chastain Won't Be the Hero's Girl, But She'll Be the Hero

Jessica Chastain wants to be an action hero — not Batman’s bae or Spiderman’s aunt. Nope, she wants to be the hero herself, running around saving everyone else. What's not to love? » 9/09/14 6:15pm 9/09/14 6:15pm

Lady Thor Is Not Enough: I'm Still Gonna Need That Black Widow Movie

Marvel tiptoed into the lady-dominated domain of daytime TV today to announce via The View that as of October, Thor will be a female character. » 7/15/14 5:00pm 7/15/14 5:00pm

Suspected Black Widow Terrorist Spotted in Downtown Sochi

Russia's "black widow" issue is not going away. Officials are now looking for Ruzana "Salima" Ibragimova, widow of a former member of a Caucasian militant group. She was recently spotted in Sochi, where the Olympic Games are set to begin on February 7th. » 1/21/14 5:00pm 1/21/14 5:00pm

The Women Behind Russia's Pre-Olympic Terrorist Attacks

Yesterday's suicide bombing in Volgograd, Russia, and the subsequent pre-Olympics crackdown has brought attention once again to the country's "black widows," or female suicide bombers from Chechnya and other North Caucasus regions. » 12/30/13 5:10pm 12/30/13 5:10pm