Japanese widow Chisako Kakehi was sentenced to hang on Tuesday by Kyoto District Court, after being convicted for murdering her husband and two other lovers, plus the attempted murder of a fourth man. The 70-year-old’s case has drawn considerable attention and earned her the moniker “Black Widow.”
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…
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…
Saturday Night Live was pretty uninspired last night, some weird attempts to joke about the Baltimore protests and a Ruth Bader Ginsburg sketch that fell flat. The one bright spot was the show’s Black Widow trailer. The superhero finally gets her own movie, but in classic Hollywood fashion, it’s a romantic comedy.
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.
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.
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…
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?
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.
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.
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.