Despite the enthusiastic response to Netflix’s Jessica Jones—the whiskey-swigging, doesn’t-give-a-bag-of-dicks Marvel heroine we so dearly needed—she has remained strangely absent from comic-book stands. Now, however, Marvel plans to correct this oversight with an upcoming series featuring Jones as the lead character.
Malala Yousafzai's story has brought the international spotlight to the state of girl's schools in Pakistan. But despite Malala's ultimate triumph over the Taliban thugs that attempted to murder her for supporting education for girls, the situation for girls seeking schooling in Pakistan is grimmer than ever.…
Rom-Coms are not in a good place right now, as lamented by The Atlantic and our very own Tracy Moore. The chart above–based on figures from Box Office Mojo–shows just how badly the genre has tanked, as inflation-adjusted domestic ticket receipts (left axis) have plummeted despite a huge number of releases (line…
Newark Mayor Cory Booker is no stranger to doing things like running into burning buildings to save people and shoveling his constituents’ driveways. So it’s not surprising that he spent the morning after Hurricane Sandy helping citizens of Newark escape from things in which they were trapped. Holy crap.
Though comic book fans would argue superheros promote a healthy interest in "truth, justice, and the American way" among boys, researchers say they may actually reinforce macho stereotypes and teach young men to be aggressive and detached.
A recent New York Times column lamented the lack of female superheroes for girls to emulate. But in the 1980s girls did have a superheroine: She-Ra, who, despite living in a pink castle and not wearing pants, was refreshingly robust.