Kids don their best costumes to see ‘Wonder Woman’ in theaters


It’s Wonder Woman weekend, and little Wonder Women around the world are heading to theaters.

Many young fans are even suiting up for the film, sporting their best costumes and T-shirts. (And all in all, it seems like they’re giving the hotly-anticipated film positive reviews.)

SEE ALSO: How director Patty Jenkins found her way to ‘Wonder Woman’

Get ready to feel a lot of feelings:

@GenesisCinema Took my Daughter to the AMC in Manchester yesterday to see #WonderWoman we loved it

— Carl. (@Cam_1971b) June 2, 2017

This is a weekend of women, truth,justice and love #WonderWoman #cosplay #kids #wonderwomanpremier #latinoscoop #whoRunTheWorld

— Elena V (@Lady_ElenaV) June 2, 2017 Read more…

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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. 

SEE ALSO: ‘Wonder Woman’ is the most inspiring superhero movie in years

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’ s 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. 

SEE ALSO: Jim Carrey defends Kathy Griffin, says comedians are ‘last voice of truth’ Read more…

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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.

SEE ALSO: Feel the power of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket test in new video

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, 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.

SEE ALSO: Ariana Grande releases full statement following Manchester attack: ‘We won’t let hate win’

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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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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