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  1. The Mary Sue Interview: M. Night Shyamalan and Matt Dillon Talk Wayward Pines

    The pines are not what they seem.

    If you're a fan of Twin Peaks, then M. Night Shyamalan definitely recommends checking out Wayward Pines.

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  2. “Make Your Voice Heard and Don’t Hold Back”: An Interview with Period App Pioneer and Clue CEO Ida Tin

    Ida Tin is the founder of Clue, a period and ovulation tracker that helps users monitor their cycle and better understand their own bodies. In an email interview, Tin took time out of her busy schedule to talk to us about being a woman in tech, taking charge of one's own health, and the benefits of using an app like Clue.

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  3. Netflix Defends Adam Sandler’s Ridiculous Six After Native American Actors Walk Off Set in Protest of Horribly Offensive Script

    Whitesplaining Six, more like

    Approximately a dozen Native American actors have walked off the set of Adam Sandler's Ridiculous Six in protest of the film's offensive depiction of Native women and elders and its misrepresentation of Apache culture.

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  4. All About Arrow: “The Fallen”

    What did you folks think of last night's episode? Share your thoughts in the comments below, but beware of spoilers if you're behind!

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  5. The Mary Sue Exclusive Premiere: The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy Book Trailer!

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    Guys, our very own Sam Maggs has written an incredible book (heck, it's already Margaret Atwood-approved!) and we're so excited to be debuting the trailer on the site today.

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  6. Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner Issue Statements After Calling Black Widow a “Whore” and a “Slut”

    After a video interview in which they refer to Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow character as a "slut" and a "whore" (in addition to laughing at people who wear prosthetics) caused a controversy online, Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner have issued statements to Entertainment Weekly addressing their critics. I would say they issued apologies, but really, Renner? Really?

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  7. Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner Call Black Widow a “Slut” and “Whore”; New Age of Ultron Clip Features Rape Joke

    THIS. LOOKS. BAD.

    We here at The Mary Sue spend a lot of time analyzing some of the less blatant ways sexism manifests in the Marvel Universe (lack of Black Widow merch, for example), but it's one thing for Marvel and Disney to exclude female fans for frustrating financial reasons and another for the films' actors and writer to elect to use sexist and ableist language. How about not, dudes? How about not?

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  8. Brian Michael Bendis Unconvincingly Denies Bi-Erasure In All-New X-Men

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    Brian Michael Bendis' All-New X-Men #40 just came out today, but it's already been the subject of intense scrutiny after pages leaked to Tumblr earlier this week revealed a scene in which Jean Grey forces Iceman (Bobby Drake) to admit he's gay.

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  9. Erotic Friend Fiction Forever! Dynamite Comics Announces Ongoing Bob’s Burgers Series

    Dino-meat!

    Following the success of last year's Bob's Burgers miniseries, Dynamite Comics has announced that an ongoing Bob's Burgers series will kick off in July.

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  10. 102-Year-Old Harlem Renaissance Dancer Sees Herself Perform on Film for the First Time

    Onion ninjas strike again

    Alice Barker was a chorus dancer during the Harlem Renaissance of the '30s and '40s, and although she acted in numerous commercials and performed alongside talent like Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly and Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, the now-102-year-old had never seen recordings of her dancing before some researchers from Jazz On Film stopped by her nursing home--and holy cow, could she ever move.

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  11. Anita Sarkeesian Got to Meet All The Rad People at Last Night’s TIME 100 Gala

    What a TIME to be alive!

    TIME's annual "100 Most Influential People" list was released last week, and last night many of the world's tastemakers converged on New York's Lincoln Center for a night of performances, speeches, and rubbing shoulders with other influential bad-asses.

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  12. The Tucc Is Loose! Stanley Tucci Joins Beauty and the Beast Cast as New Character

    Who is playing the footstool, Hollywood? Who?!

    According to Variety, Stanley Tucci has closed a deal to "round out" the cast of Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast, joining Emma Watson, Emma Thompson, Ian McKellen, Ewan McGregor and a whole whack of other stars.

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  13. Marvel’s Editor-In-Chief Explains Why One of the Original X-Men Just Came Out of the Closet

    Spoilers ahead for All-New X-Men #40!

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  14. In the Name of Love! Ewan McGregor to Play Beauty and the Beast‘s Lumiere

    What is dinner without a little music?

    Although the cast for Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast assembled for their first read-through last week, a late addition has just been announced: Ewan McGregor will be playing Lumiere to Ian McKellen's Cogsworth.

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  15. LOL! Sexist Chess Grand Master Says Men are “Hardwired” to Be Better at the Game Than Women

    Checkmate your privilege

    In an interview with New in Chess that was later picked up by The Guardian, 49-year-old chess grandmaster Nigel Short--who has lost eight times to date to female grandmaster Judit Polgar--says we should "gracefully accept it as a fact" that men are inherently better at things like chess than women.

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  16. Today in Imperfect Representation: One of the Original X-Men Just Came Out as Gay

    Brian Michael Bendis' All-New X-Men #40 won't be released until tomorrow, but leaked pages uploaded to Tumblr show that this issue contains a huge reveal for one of the original mutants. Spoilers to follow.

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  17. Things We Saw Today: The Minions Now Have Their Very Own Paint Color

    *Excited muttering*

    Clap your hands if you've finally found your ideal shade! The Pantone Color Institute has created its first new color in three years, inspired by the Minions of Despicable Me fame and a suggestion from Pharrell. Anyone else having The Yellow Wallpaper flashbacks?

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  18. Enthusiastic Catcaller Appears in Video Segment on New York’s Anti-Catcalling Signs

    "How would you call a dog?" "Same way."

    Last week, we wrote about a series of Anti-Catcalling signs placed throughout the five boroughs by Feminist Apparel in an attempt to “raise awareness of Anti-Street Harassment Week and create some further dialogue surrounding the issue,” and, well, this video segment on the signs certainly gets the conversation going.

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  19. Game of Thrones Book Spoiler Open Thread: The House of Black and White

    If you're not an ASOIAF reader and prefer to remain unspoiled, this is not the post for you! Head on over to Jill's spoiler-free episode recap instead.

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  20. Italian Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti’s Space-Cosplay Game is On Point

    "Coffee: the finest organic suspension ever devised."

    Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has been living it up on the ISS since November as flight engineer of the Futura mission, and celebrated the SpaceX Dragon freighter's delivery of supplies earlier this week (including specially-engineered, Borg-proof Italian space coffee) by sharing an extremely nerdy pic on Twitter.

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