Courtesy of Doctor Who‘s official Twitter account. Bask in the glory.
- Last week Yvonne Brill, a pioneering NASA rocket scientist, died at the age of 88. The New York Times started her obituary by mentioning not the scientific accomplishments that made her NYT obituary-worthy, but how she “followed her husband from job to job,” took time off to raise her kids, and “made a mean beef stroganoff.” (The Frisky)
- The Latino Review reports that MMA fighter Georges St-Pierre has been cast as villain Batroc the Leaper in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. (ScreenRant)
- Jezebel reports that an interracial version of Romeo and Juliet, starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad, is coming to Broadway. Explains director David Leveaux, Romeo and Juliet “could have been any number of different ethnicities. The two actors I wanted to be together producing sparks just happened to be those two and I followed my nose in casting the families,” deciding to make the Capulets all-black and the Montagues all-white to reflect real life, not to make a comment on race.
- Megan Purdy at Women Write About Comics explains What we talk about when we talk about fake fangirls.
- Via The Guardian, Scientists have created a 3D display that could mimic the Princess Leia hologram in Star Wars
Neatorama calls this Grumpy
Cat Bunny cake by Julie Freund the Best Easter Cake of 2013. I’m inclined to agree.