Lady Reads is a bit heavy on the pop culture this week, but that’s just because so much cool news came out! But don’t worry, we’ve got dick jokes and FEELS too! Read More This Week in Lady Reads
Over the past week, there’s been quite a bit of coverage of Caitlyn Jenner, so we’ve found a few posts you can use to refute the ignorant haters. We’ve also got lots of good reads about feminism and other social justice topics, pop culture, a bit of science (with an unfortunate side of sexism), and some fun stuff to cheer you back up if you make it to the end. (You can do it!) Read More This Week in Lady Reads
My wife and I pulled out one of our annual Halloween rituals recently: we watched The Rocky Horror Picture Show. We both love the movie, and by love, I mean we will do the call backs and throw popcorn even if it’s just the two of us. We started talking about who we would cast if we were to remake the movie today. VH1 had a celebrity-filled 25th Anniversary Special and that was kind of our jumping off point. I started tweeting who I thought would make awesome choices. Read More 39 Years Later: Recasting “Rocky Horror” For A New Generation
Marvel announced Tuesday on The View (of all places) that in an upcoming comic series, Thor will be deemed unworthy of Mjolnir (or “mewmew” for any Kat Dennings fans out there), and the power will instead be bestowed on a previously unknown female earthling. The story will launch sometime in October with series writer Jason Aaron still at the helm. Read More Three Cheers for Marvel: Thor Is Now a Woman
The clocks went back, the leaves have fallen, and it’s gotten cold. It can only mean one thing is upon us. Winter movie season is here! This happens to be my favorite season for movies because you get all the award pandering movies. Hollywood also pushes blockbusters and family fare upon us again. Watching movies is a perfect activity for cold weather because you get to be indoors! Read More Lunchtime Poll: Winter Movie Season
TW for spousal abuse and rape; spoilers abound.
Diana Gabaldon’s super-popular time travel romance from 1991, Outlander, may be coming to cable TV. Fans are speculating who will play Jamie Fraser, frequently mentioning Chris Hemsworth. Ms. Gabaldon writes on her blog, “I’m sure Mr. H. is a very fine actor, but I really don’t like widow’s peaks on men.” Hey, we all have our quirks. Some of us don’t like the hero to have a widow’s peak. And some of us don’t like the hero to beat the heroine. Read More Outlander, Diana Gabaldon’s Abusive Romance, May Come To TV
You really should read this week’s dispatches. Why? They’ve got analysis of the sad double-standard of male and female movie stars in editorials, discussions of porn and some brainy literary discussion. But why should you really read this week’s dispatches? Because one of the articles has a delicious animated gif of Chris Hemsworth.
Australian brothers Chris and Liam Hemsworth really don’t look that much alike, but they are both in pictures, and they are both 6’3″ and they are both becoming known for roles in box office hits. So they are easy to confuse, in my opinion, much like back in the day when Baldwins were a dime a dozen. You know Alec is the oldest, but which one was it again? Read More Sort the Stars: Chris and Liam Hemsworth