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Things We Saw Today: Regina Spektor Covers The Beatles For the Kubo and the Two Strings Soundtrack

The animated film Kubo and the Two Strings from LAIKA doesn’t come out until next week, but you may have already heard this awesome cut off the soundtrack, which was released August 5th. If you haven’t, this cover of The Beatles classic “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” by Regina Spektor is lovely. If you have heard it, this is the recently-released official video. Let this mellow track ease you into your weekend. (via Collider)

  • Over at Buzzfeed, Shannon Keating has written a thoughtful essay about Stranger Things‘ Eleven, and our penchant in pop culture for punishing masculine-looking girls, particularly in the 1980s.
  • Have you ever wondered if your friend that came out as bisexual is still bisexual? Well, first, you shouldn’t be wondering, because if your friend hasn’t directly alerted you to a change, then the answer is probably a resounding “Yes!” But if you’re really having trouble, here’s a handy-dandy guide to help you. (via The Establishment)
  • Tomorrow marks 74 years since the Disney classic film Bambi had its premiere in New York City. Oh My Disney posted this awesome article about how the film came to be.


Check out the cover for Revolution #1, IDW upcoming Hasbro crossover series in which several Hasbro properties like Rom: SpaceKnight, Transformers, and Action Man interact in a special event. Who are your favorites? (via Comic Book Resources)

And lastly, since it’s been all-Olympics all-day in the news cycle lately, lets end on this amazing weightlifter, Lidia Valentín of Spain, who is a prime example of just how powerful utter girliness can be. Hearts right back at’cha, Lidia! (PS – she won a Bronze for her efforts in the Women’s 75g Weightlifting event)

That’s it from us! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Get out there and enjoy the last few weeks of summer!

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Teresa Jusino (she/her) is a native New Yorker and a proud Puerto Rican, Jewish, bisexual woman with ADHD. She's been writing professionally since 2010 and was a former Mary Sue assistant editor from 2015-18. Teresa's returned to play in the TMS sandbox as a freelancer. When not writing about pop culture, she's writing screenplays and is the creator of your future favorite genre show. Teresa lives in L.A. with her brilliant wife. Her other great loves include: Star Trek, The Last of Us, anything by Brian K. Vaughan, and her Level 5 android Paladin named Lal.