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Things We Saw Today: Uh Oh, Some Bad News About Santa Claus

I've got some good news/bad news about Santa Claus. The good news: he's real! The bad news: he's dead. Sorry, everybody.

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DC Comics Is Receiving an Award for Their Depiction of LGBTQIA Characters, but There’s Still a Lot of Work to Do

The Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Entertainment Network (GLSEN) announced that they're awarding this year's Visionary Award to DC Comics, citing the publisher's "commitment to showcasing diverse storylines."

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Sebastian Stan Was Just As In-the-Dark as Bucky During the Shooting of Infinity War

In a recent interview with Collider, Sebastian Stan revealed that he never read the full script for Avengers: Infinity War. "I was kind of in the dark," he said, "which is always okay for the Winter Soldier."

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The Captain Marvel Movie Will Be a ’90s Throwback Where She Fights the Skrulls

At San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel revealed that Captain Marvel will be set in the 1990s, with Carol Danvers facing off against the Skrulls.

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I Just Realized It Will Be Two More Goddamned Years Until We Get the Captain Marvel Movie

As I sit here on a Friday afternoon reading an interview about Brie Larson's prep to play the character, the yawning infinity of time stretches out before me. Who knows if Earth will even survive until this film is released? So many calamities could wipe us out before Marvel manages to get its shit together and make a movie with a woman at the forefront.

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Why Iron Man 3‘s Surface-Level Feminism Is More Dangerous Than You Think

When Iron Man 3 came out in 2013, I remember the Internet cheering when Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) got in the last punch on bad guy Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce). “The girl gets the bad guy in the end!” The Internet heralded this as a semi-feminist great moment in an ultimately disappointing film. But… is it?

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The Red Ledger: 3 MCU Moments That Highlight Black Widow’s Nuance and Badassery

Black Widow is a needed shot of estrogen in a male-dominated comics landscape, unique in many ways because she is a woman; she is able to use her her femininity and the stereotypes people expect of women to her advantage, and as a result, is an example of a feminism that can exploit from inside an established, patriarchal system. She plays the game better than anyone, because she has had little to no choice.

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Spider-Man Is the New Black: What Good Is Diverse Casting Without Diverse Creators?

The third (well, 6th) Spider-Man film franchise hits theaters in 2017 and is finally casting New York as it really looks. It’s refreshing to see that so many people of color have been cast in Spider-Man: Homecoming, but that doesn’t mean I’m not nervous. Just because people of color are cast in something doesn’t mean it’s going to be an accurate or inclusive representation of who they are.

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“I Can’t Trust My Own Mind”: How the Marvel Cinematic Universe Engages with Trauma

Let's stop woobifying bodily and mental violations.

What I find so valuable about the MCU is that its films don’t try to "fix" the traumas of each character; they simply show us the trauma occurring and the consequences of how they choose to deal with their mental state. They are forced to confront not only the international consequences of their actions, but also the personal impact their work has on them, and we as the audience are never truly given resolution.

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