Wonder Woman mashups frame iconic women as your favorite superhero


The success of Wonder Woman at the box office is leading to predictions of a $100 million opening weekend and waves of praise on social media. 

And while Wonder Woman was already iconic, the film is inspiring brilliant new fan artwork, including this series of mashups from our old friend, Brazil-based artist Butcher Billy. 

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Billy’s new series takes the familiar look of Wonder Woman and applies it to some of the most famous women in entertainment history, including the late singer Amy Winehouse, Siouxsie Sioux (leader singer of rock group Siouxsie and the Banshees), and actor Lindsay Lohan. Read more…

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‘I’m Dying Up Here’ shttp://mashable.com/2017/06/03/im-dying-up-here-premiere-showtime-ari-graynortar Ari Graynor on the trials and triumphs of women in comedy


The ‘70s-era standups of Showtime’s new series I’m Dying Up Here may be struggling to find their comedic voices on screen, but behind the scenes, actress Ari Graynor is killing it.

Of course, along with an impressive array of dramatic roles, Graynor has delivered a critically admired string of comedic performances playing colorful and amusing women – her filmography includes standout turns in Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist, Whip It, The Sitter, Celeste and Jesse Forever, and her much-admired turn in For a Good Time Call… which Graynor also produced. 

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Watch SpaceX try to make history live


SpaceX could do something amazing on Saturday. 

The Elon Musk-founded private spaceflight company is planning to launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying a refurbished, uncrewed Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station, and then land the first stage of the rocket back on solid ground.

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If successful, this will mark the first time SpaceX has reused one of its capsules. The re-flight will also propel the company into an exclusive club. 

“NASA’s space shuttle orbiters, the U.S. Air Force’s X-37B, and the Soviet Union’s VA spacecraft were all reused on orbital missions,” Robert Pearlman, space historian and founder of collectspace.com, said.  Read more…

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Heartwarming photos and messages from Ariana Grande’s hospital visit


After the tragic bombing following an Ariana Grande concert on May 22, the singer returned to the U.K. to visit victims of the attack.

Grande visited the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital on Friday to see some of her young fans. A total of 119 people were injured in the attack, which killed 22 people.

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Two parents, Adam Harrison and Lauren Thorpe, whose daughter was in the hospital, told People that “All we can do is thank Ariana…What Ariana Grande did tonight was so selfless and amazing.” Read more…

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Watch the creator of Spider-Man in a new ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ trailer


Spider-Man, Hulk, Iron Man, and Thor creator Stan Lee makes cameos in his fair share of Marvel movies, and now we can see how he’ll appear in Spider-Man: Homecoming

A new trailer for the movie features Lee and the latest Peter Parker, Tom HollandSpider-Man: Homecoming hits theaters July 7.  Read more…

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Will Arnett’s first tech project is all about managing your time and inbox


Actor Will Arnett has his hands (and voice) in a lot of different projects: a fifth season of Arrested Development is coming soon; his Netflix series Flaked is back this week for a second season; the trailer for Nut Job 2 just came out before its August release; and the Lego Batman movie is now available on Blu-ray and online.

For all those projects, the actor gets tons of email. The entertainment world seems to run on the format: scripts, meetings, publicists, lawyers — it’s all on email. “Trying to keep up with them does get insane,” Arnett said last week during a phone interview from Los Angeles. Read more…

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When London families spent their summers picking hops in the countryside



Hop pickers use stilts on a farm at Wateringbury in Kent.

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The flowers of the hop plant have been used in the brewing of beer for centuries. First introduced to the UK from continental Europe in the 16th century by Dutch farmers, hops soon became the most important crop of the Kent area. 

A trailing plant, the hop plant is trained to grow up strings between poles, and tended to by workers on stilts.

The harvesting of hops was highly labor intensive, requiring more workers than the local population could supply. Whole families from the poorer areas of London would migrate to the hop fields of southeast England at harvest time.   Read more…

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Editing Tweets: A serious discussion


And thus he spoke:


It’s an embarrassing Twitter mistake, especially for a sitting PresidentDonald Trump’s solution, after waking up and discovering he left this bizarre remark in the ether, was, ultimately, to delete the tweet. I bet he wished, like many of us on Twitter, that he could simply edit Tweets. 

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I could point Trump to Facebook. It’s not really his social medium platform of choice, but it does let you endlessly edit posts and doesn’t really sweat the details too much. It notes that a post was edited, but that’s it. In truth, Facebook’s posts are generally not news makers (especially since most of them are private), sorry Mark Zuckerberg, and I’m not sure anyone cares that much about an edited Facebook post. Read more…

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