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Superhero stories have many common tropes: Intricate origin story, weaknesses, strengths, complex relationships and usually a key attribute that makes them identifiable. Minus the capes and the X-ray vision, this description sounds a little bit like you, doesn’t it? Emily V. Gordon thinks so too, which is why her book Super You is jam packed with comic book references that make so much sense, you hardly remember you’re reading a self-help book. Read More
...he’s offered his services to the superhero movie machine, slyly claiming in a recent Vanity Fair shoot that he’d make a good Superman. One question remains: where can I sign this petition??? Elba also shows some roasting chops in the interview clip below, when he calls out fellow heartthrob George Clooney for his "probable" inability to beatbox. Elba then proceeds to...oh, I won't spoil it. Watch him continue to be adorable in this video. You're welcome.    Image courtesy of Theurbandaily. Read More
In the past decade, we have seen many of our favorite childhood superheroes come to life on the big screen: the victorious Superman, the conflicted Batman, the unpredictable Hulk, the suave Iron Man. So where are the women? Sure, Black Widow made an appearance in The Avengers and Catwoman (my personal favorite) showed up to save the Dark Knight, but most films are uncomfortably lacking in women characters with fully explored, complex identities. Well, all that might change in the upcoming Superman vs. Batman film, starring Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck, respectively. Read More
  Here’s my heroine of the day: this video shows Natalya Kuzmina, a 20 year-old powerlifter, squat a 225 kg weight while wearing a Superman t-shirt under her official leotard thingy. (That is almost 500 pounds – holy moly!) As a five-foot-nothing girl who has tried and failed miserably to lift up just the bar in my very rare forays to the gym, I am impressed by this on many levels. I feel like the strength needed to squat that much weight is more than I have cumulatively used in the course of my lifetime. Read More

Tina Fey is Super!

BY Megan Hinshaw in Feminism

Rolling Stone has Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, and Alec Baldwin on the cover of it's January edition. The colorful set up includes Tracy Morgan and Alec Baldwin both costumed as Superman and Superboy respectfully, and Tina Fey as Lois Lane. (Lets not even start on the derogatory choice of portraying Tracy Morgan as Superboy.) Alec Baldwin is supporting her as they fly through the air arm in arm. This set up seems strange especially when the cover piece is titled, “The Last Days of 30 Rock : How Tina Fey Pulled Off TV's Smartest Sitcom. Read More