While some major players in the entertainment industry have been swift to react in response to accusations of sexual violence—with Netflix’s speedy divorce from House of Cards star Kevin Spacey, and a string of freshly-canceled Louis C.K. projects as notable examples—the industry blackballing of accused men has been uneven, to say the least.Read More
Whether it’s a new career or side hustle in graphic design you’re after, having the right tools makes all the difference. Case in point: the Ultimate Graphic Design Mastery Bundle. Get it for $19 at the Mary Sue Shop.Read More
Also it's very NSFW.
Years ago, in the simpler time of 2003, a weird video took the internet by storm: "End of Ze World." Living alongside the likes of Homestar Runner, All Your Base Are Belong to Us, Foamy the Squirrel, and other vintage internet phenomena, it was still a commentary on the state of the world, but it was less concerned with that than with its own silly sense of humor, and was noticeably different in tone from the sequel that debuted over the weekend.Read More
Freeform Summit Was a Breath of Fresh Air That Ranged From Intersectional Feminism to Mermaid Sexuality
Instead of a staid presentation and screenings, Freeform (formerly ABC Family) hosted the first ever Freeform Summit, a night of conversation between leading voices—not just from the network, but from social media and the industry in general. It was a bold choice, and it paid off in a lively night where the discussion ranged from intersectional feminism to mermaid sexuality.Read More
The last remnants of the old haters have been swept away.
Luke had his shoulder brush, and now Rian Johnson has his microphone drop.Read More
Last week, President Trump formally endorsed the 45th annual March for Life, pledging to give a live address from the Rose Garden on Friday, the day of the march. According to The Guardian, even though Trump is hardly the first anti-choice president we’ve ever had, such an emphatic endorsement is rare from the White House.Read More
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Sometimes, fans can be psychic. They can attach themselves to an idea or a character long before the “mainstream” or powers that be realize what a great thing they’ve found. Almost always, fans are fighters—warriors of a kind, forged through triumph and tragedy. We fight not just for what we believe in, but for each other. And sometimes, just sometimes, fans can take a dream and make it into reality.Read More
As long as you consider unexpected shutdowns to be better performance.
Recent confirmation that Apple actually uses its iOS operating system to slow down older iPhone models was met with a lot of uproar, even though the feature is specifically tuned to spread out battery usage over time to prevent phones with aging batteries from unexpectedly shutting off. Apple already launched an improvement to their battery replacement program to try to smooth things over, but now they're planning to let users opt out of the feature altogether.Read More
Last night, at about 8:10PM, some residents of Michigan had no idea what to make of things as the ground shook and a bright light flashed in the air. While there was some initial speculation that it was an earthquake, it was later confirmed to be a meteor that exploded with enough force to register with the force of a magnitude-2.0 earthquake on seismometers.Read More
Cue rampant speculation.
Nintendo is easily the most secretive of the three main video game console companies, and they also tend to make a lot of weird decisions—some of which pay off, and some of which do not. The Switch has paid off in a big way, and now that the holidays are over, the company is looking ahead and announcing new products on the horizon, which includes a surprise announcement scheduled for today.Read More
What we need, in 2018, is Sakura Kinomoto, and thanks to the brand new Clear Card chapter in the Cardcaptor Sakura saga that premiered this month on Crunchyroll, that’s exactly what we’ve got!Read More
It’s rare for a television scene to stay with me beyond its brief flicker on the screen. Twice this past year, though, I’ve found myself haunted for days by scenes from two shows emblematic of their respective eras: The X Files, currently starting its eleventh season and attempting to return to its '90s relevance, and freshly minted Golden Globe winner for Best Drama Series, The Handmaid’s Tale, which seems as tailored to the cultural moment as a show can be.Read More
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A tale of two TV boyfriends.
I wanted to know if Jim's confession of love to Pam still held up in 2017, 11 years after it aired. The answer is yes, yes it does. The writing, acting, and everything are all there. But the overall effect is not quite the same, and I blame myself and the passage of time.Read More
Google has an app that will more-or-less perfectly (more often less, which is often more amusing anyway) match you up against portraits in museum collections with face recognition, and present you with a side-by-side comparison. It's not quite the festival of living art, but at least you don't have to worry about involuntary muscle spasms or ruining things with an unexpected phone call!Read More
Put simply, Trump is a president unconcerned with the lives of the diverse Americans he serves.Read More
“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” -Maya AngelouRead More
You don’t have to be a grammar snob to write like one. Get a one-year subscription to Grammarly Premium for just $69.98—a savings of 49%—at the Mary Sue Shop.Read More
When we invest in young girls and their interests, we create spaces in which they can learn the skills they need not only to survive, but to succeed and thrive. Neopets did that.Read More