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So Say We All: A Look at the Awesome Science of Battlestar Galactica

It’s been over a decade since a reimagined version of a '70s cult favorite sci-fi series premiered on the Sci Fi Channel and took the world of science fiction by storm. One Peabody, two Emmys, a couple spinoffs, and 12 years later, Battlestar Galactica’s popularity still feels novel. How did what’s ostensibly a space opera about the war between humans and the Cylons—the hyper-realistic robots they created—gain so much acclaim? And why did so many non-sci-fi fans end up watching and loving it?

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Hillary Clinton Is the Hermione of Politics

“Honestly, am I the only person who’s ever bothered to read The United States: A History?”

The most common critiques of Hillary Clinton tend to have the same subtext: she shouldn’t be this outspoken/assertive/(insert loaded adjective here) because that’s not what a woman is supposed to be. Clinton consistently challenges and disproves that notion. Sound familiar?

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BoJack Horseman‘s Diane Is the Face of Situational Depression

"Why is it so...daytime right now?"

At first, Diane, who’s been hired to ghostwrite BoJack’s autobiography, looks to be the sanest person in the room. Throughout season two, though, Diane’s relative contentment begins to crumble. And it’s then that we catch a glimpse of what might be TV’s best depiction of short-term depression.

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What’s New, Pussycats? The Enduring Legacy of Josie and the Pussycats as Positive Female Representation

Archie Comics recently announced it would be relaunching one of its most popular titles, and the Internet rejoiced. There’s something about Josie and the Pussycats that makes it just as lovable as the Riverdale gang and Sabrina, if not more so, and that affection is justified.

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Why Maria Hill Should Be the One Heading Up S.H.I.E.L.D.

Considering the evidence, you can’t help wondering if S.H.I.E.L.D. would be in better shape with someone different at the helm.

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Captain America: Civil War, Fandom, and the Viewing Experience

An examination of how fandom can change how you experience a piece of media and what that means for Captain America: Civil War. Spoilers within!

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