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13-Year-Old Cartoonist Demolishes Trump’s Cruel Family Separation Policy

Sasha Matthews, The Mary Sue's favorite cartoonist, is an eighth-grader who uses her artwork to make a social impact. Now Sasha is wielding her pen to highlight the crisis of family separation at the border that has come about because of the Trump administration's inhumane actions.

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Things We Saw Today: Vulture Ranks the Gayest Marvel Films and the #1 Pick Is Genius

Before looking: what would be your bet for the #1 Gayest Marvel Film? Plus, the CW releases its new premiere dates. 'Roseanne' needs a lead, and Christopher Plummer is available.

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Is There a Good Argument for Banning Supers in the Incredibles Universe?

The Incredibles was the first movie that made me think about the realities of living in a world where people with superpowers exist.

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Review: Shanghai Red #1 Is a Beautiful, Riveting Story of Revenge

First of all, as a Scorpio-Slytherin, let me just say that I am here for a revenge story—the more exacting and drawn-out, the better. As a former art historian, I also can’t resist beautiful visuals for a book inspired by real-life historical mysteries, all of which is to say that Shanghai Red, a new Image book by Christopher Sebela, Joshua Hixon, and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, is a lot of my favorite things straight out of the gate.

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Comics Artist Gorgeously Depicts the Heartbreaking Aftermath of Avengers: Infinity War

Stephen Byrne created stunning comics panels that imagine what might have come to pass post-Infinity War. My heart hurts.

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Which Movies & TV Series Influenced Your “Feminist Agenda”?

Together these characters not only shaped me as a person, but really shaped how I view feminism — which is that being a woman doesn't have look a certain way. 

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The Erasure of Gay Characters Continues in Jurassic World: Fallen Franchise—I Mean Kingdom

Dr. Zia Rodriguez, a new character in Fallen Kingdom was written to be a lesbian, but that got cut.

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The Incredibles 2 Delivers an Incredible Takedown of Toxic Gender Norms

When it comes to portraying straight married couples with kids, TV and movies leave a lot to be desired. Too often, women are presented as “do it all” supermoms, and husbands are presented as childlike buffoons, incapable of being responsible parents. As a result, the moms come off as overbearing, but desperately necessary, and the dads come off as another one of the children (think Modern Family's Claire and Phil Dunphy in their most broadly drawn moments).

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Michael B. Jordan and Tessa Thompson Are Back in Gripping First Creed II Trailer

In our Era of Perpetual Reboots, there is one revived franchise that already proved itself worthy: extending the Rocky universe to feature Apollo Creed's son in the form of Michael B. Jordan.

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Disney Raises Bid for Fox Properties, but Do We Really Need a Unified Marvel Universe?

In the war for Fox's chunk of the Marvel Comic World, Comcast made a surprise bid against Disney's offer of $65 billion. Not one to be screwed out of a possible monopoly, Disney responded today by raising their bid to $71.3 billion for the Fox assets according to The New York Times.

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Supergirl Created a Beautiful Black Storyline with J’onn and M’yrnn J’onzz

David Harewood and Carl Lumbly (as J'onn and M'yrnn J'onzz) created a perfect black father-son storyline on Supergirl.

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Things We Saw Today: You Wanted More Star Trek? Oh, You’re Getting More Star Trek.

The showrunners of Star Trek: Discovery recently exited the show over allegations of verbal and emotional abuse, but if you were worried that would hinder your Star Trek intake, you need not fear.

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What Actual Fresh Hell Is This Review of The Incredibles 2 in The New Yorker?

Hey everyone! I found it, the worst thing that you will ever read!

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Review: Kindness Shouldn’t Feel This Subversive

5/5 packs of tissue.

For more than three decades, Fred Rogers brought kindness and compassion into children's lives through his television show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. As one of the millions of children watching, I know I was deeply affected by his presence, but I, like so many other young people, couldn't possibly have realized just how profound, and even how subversive his work was.

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Finding the Truth Between the Male Gaze and Female Empowerment in Video Game Heroines

The struggle of finding a space between genuine feminine expression and internalization of patriarchal expectation.

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“It’s Okay to Admit That Life Is Terrifying”: Michelle Wolf on Mental Health in the Wake of Celebrity Suicides

Comedian Michelle Wolf had a brilliant segment on The Break with Michelle Wolf about how much our culture of pretending everything is fine and dandy contributes to silence about our own mental health and the stigma around mental illness.

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Can Marvel Make Ant-Man and The Wasp’s Ghost Into the Complex Female Villain They Need?

As we get closer to Ant-Man and The Wasp's release date, I'm increasingly interested to see what the movie does with Hannah John-Kamen's Ghost. Ghost will be the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first villain played by a woman of color, and its second-ever female villain onscreen.

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“One Million Moms” Group’s Anti-Representation Campaigns Attack the Very Legitimacy of LGBTQIA+ Love

Gay love is not a fantasy.

For those of us who grew up cisgender and straight, cartoons and films were surface-level entertainment. We didn't have to work too hard to identify with characters on the screen, and we're doing just fine. I'm worried about the children who discover from an early age that they are a part of the LGBTQIA community, but the world around them and the media they see does not represent them. Part of the problem begins with the censorship campaigns created by the group One Million Moms.

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Surprising No One, “Pro-Life” Groups Refuse to Comment on Caged Immigrant Children

Imagine if anti-abortion groups cared about children as much as they care about a fetus.

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