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Things We Saw Today: Alias Grace Coming to Netflix … and a Goodbye

And so, for the last time, I want to ask: What'd you see today, dear friend?

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Study Claims (a Highly Sexist, Racist) AI Can Determine Your Sexual Orientation

There are so many problems with this.

Stanford University recently published a study which claims that a deep neural network (i.e., artificial intelligence) was better than humans when it came to detecting someone's sexual orientation. Here's why that's a big problem.

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Dragon Con: An Ideal Fan Convention for First Timers

I want to encourage others like myself–those who felt somewhat overwhelmed or excluded by fan conventions–to look to Dragon Con, if it's within your realm of possibilities.

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Wynonna Earp Breaks All the Rules of Genre Television for the Better

Wynonna Earp feels like a show that could do anything because it’s already shown a willingness to blaze its own path, to look at what we expect from stories like this in a new way.

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Ugh: Jared Leto Compared to Jesus for “Method Acting” as Blind for Blade Runner 2049

Stop stealing roles from underrepresented communities, Leto.

Somehow, not having learned his lesson with the backlash prompted by his "method acting" in Suicide Squad, Jared Leto revealed that he "method acted himself blind" in preparation for his role in Blade Runner 2049.

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Prosecutors Move to Revoke Martin Shkreli’s Bail After the Literal Goblin Offered Bounty for Hillary Clinton’s Hair

Felon and all around scummy dude Martin Shkreli might be headed to prison earlier than he was expecting.

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Cassini’s One-Way Descent Into Saturn to Be Broadcast Live

What do you think will be the last thing it sees?

For us Earth-bound humans, NASA wants to take you to Cassini's final moments via live broadcast, which will show the little probe's "grand finale," so to speak.

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Portal, GLaDOS, and the Myth of the Objective Robot

A look at how GLaDOS lives inside just about every woman.

A look at how GLaDOS lives inside just about every woman.

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Life is Strange: Before the Storm Continues the Game’s Tradition of Turning Teenage Angst Into Superpowers

The designers of Life is Strange and Life is Strange: Before the Storm have managed to turn some of the most maligned stereotypical teenage habits into superpowers.

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Rick Sanchez Prank Calls Joel Osteen’s Prayer Hotline and Things Get Super Weird

Hearing Rick tear into fundamentalist parishoners is pretty neat on the show, but watching him do it "live" was something else entirely.

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Thelma Looks Like the Kind of Spooky Lesbian Love Story the World Needs

In a way, it's basically Carrie-meets-Raw-meets-Blue Is the Warmest Color, and if the intersection of those three movies doesn't call to you, then we can't be friends.

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Schrodinger’s Ahsoka Tano, Dead or Alive in Star Wars Rebels? Both, Actually

Even if Ahsoka never emerges from the abyss, it is natural that this light side warrior would leave behind a legacy of ellipses, in which we will answer by dreaming of her in a perpetual wander.

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Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin Film Re-Writes Original, Creates a White Character Where There Was None Before

ok but why tho

Billy Magnussen has officially joined Guy Ritchie's Aladdin remake, playing Prince Anders, a character who wasn't present in the 1992 original animated film. Because why, again?

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Danielle Panabaker: Fans of Caitlin Snow and Killer Frost “Won’t Be Disappointed” in Season Four

During a press conference at Dragon Con this past weekend, Danielle Panabaker spoke a little bit about the fun that comes with splitting her screen time between the two drastically different personalities.

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Jane Austen’s 12 Most Delightful Insults

Don't ever change, Jane!

In celebration of one of the coolest women in literature, here are Jane Austen’s 12 most delightful insults, from her fiction to her personal acquaintances, even to the King of England himself.

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All Hail the New Ruler of England: Young Girl Finds Sword in Lake From King Arthur Legend

Hear that? That's the sound of a new ruler of England being chosen in traditional Arthurian-era fashion: by finding a sword in a lake.

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Drew Barrymore Working on Female-Focused Horror Anthology With The CW, Black Rose Anthology

Drew Barrymore's delving back into the horror genre, as she's currently working with the CW on an anthology called Black Rose Anthology.

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L’Oreal Fires Trans Model After She Wrote a Facebook Post About Systemic Racism

What a backwards move.

The irony is thick, as they believe that they are actually championing diversity by firing a trans woman of color for talking about systemic racism.

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Get Hype for Force Friday II With These Rad Release Event Photos of All the Awesome Merch

Holly Christine Brown, one of our intrepid contributors set out to snap some photos of a few Force Friday II release events in her hometown.

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White House Reportedly Moves to End DACA, Potentially Resulting in Deportations for 800,000 Children and Youth

After a report last week mentioning that Donald Trump is "seriously considering" ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, it comes to light today that the White House will soon be moving to follow through on ending the Obama-era program.

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