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It was almost 75 years ago that Madeline first uttered her famous “pooh-pooh” to the tiger in the Paris zoo. I want to know her secret, because that girl doesn’t look a day over six and a half. As it turns out, Madeline’s appeal is as ageless as she is. Young ladies and gents continue to delight in Madeline’s adventures, even though she doesn’t communicate solely with Emojis or tweet @MissClavel. Rather, her appeal lies in her absolutely timeless, feisty spirit. John Bemelmans Marciano, grandson of original...
Sending your grandma a birthday card is about to get way more rad! On October 10th, it was confirmed that the United States Postal Service will be issuing a commemorative stamp in honor of politician Harvey Milk, a.k.a. the first openly gay man to hold a public office in California. (Side note: I highly recommend the biopic starring Sean Penn...guaranteed to make you cry like a little baby or your money back!!)  Stuart Milk, Harvey's nephew and founder of the Milk Foundation, revealed the fist-pump-worthy news...
Homeland's Carrie Mathison   TIME’s Eliana Dockterman has something to say about the seemingly empowered and independent female television characters in her essay “TV’s Strongest Female Characters Share One Stupid Flaw.”    While applauding the increased presence of female “DC fixers, CIA operatives, [and] revenge-seeking killers” in shows like Scandal, Homeland, and Revenge, Dockterman sees a pattern: each of the lady protagonists jeopardizes her career and her life for a man. She sees her favorite female characters make self-destructive and bad decisions for their beloveds, and she’s fed up:...
Guys, I’m crying rainbows. I don’t think you understand how much this new spinoff means to me. Ja’mie King, the teen queen with a stank-ass attitude from Summer Heights High, is getting her own television show. This news is so perfect, I could scream from excitement.  Ja’mie’s character is crass, and she's the ultimate stereotype of a “popular, mean girl.” Her new mockumentary style show, Ja’mie: Private School Girl, will be a series of six 30-minute episodes. The show will center on Ja’mie’s final year at...
Have you noticed how few female characters there are in recent Disney movies? In an interview with Fanvoice, animation supervisor Lino DiSalvo explains why it’s supposedly super duper hard to make a movie like Frozen that features women: “animating female characters [is] really, really difficult, ’cause they have to go through these range of emotions, but they’re very, very – you have to keep them pretty and they’re very sensitive [too...] Having a film with two hero female characters was really tough.” Say what now? I don’t...