Elmore Leonard passed away Tuesday morning at the age of 87 of a stroke, "at home surrounded by his loving family." If you're not familiar with this man with a particularly notable name, he was an author who wrote best-selling books about, as the AP put it in one particularly artful tweet, "schemers, clever conmen…
Think of 30 Rock, first season, third episode. Jack the-Great-and-Powerful Donaghy is setting up Liz No-I-Don't-Need-Any-of-Your-Help-Especially-Not-with-Dating-which-I-Don't-Have-Time-for-because-I'm-All-About-My-Career-Thanks-a-Lot Lemon with his friend from out of town. Jack catches her in the hall and tells her…
"Not every fight can get resolved by punching someone in the face…but Spider-Girl's gonna punch somebody anyway, just to make sure." A new Spider-Girl hits stores next week. Here, advance images and a Marvel writer on writing multidimensional female characters.
This incredible flowchart from Overthinking It breaks down the many clichés female characters fall into. Note to writers: The "Mama Bear" and "Vanilla Action Girl" do not count as "strong female characters."
Ben Affleck directed and starred in The Town, the number-one movie in the country this weekend. The guys in the fast-paced, bank-heist thriller were complex, well- written characters. The women? According to one reader who emailed us: Not so much.
Unless you've been living under a rock lately, you've heard of director Christopher Nolan's new movie Inception. What you may not have noticed is his longstanding practice of "fridging" female characters.