Why do even comic-book-superhero movies have to be ideologically charged? Rich Lowry at NRO explores the question.
Why doesn’t she have armpit hair? Summarizing this controversy that erupted when the trailer was released, the New York Times wrote that “the lack of body hair on the female warrior makes us wonder if feminism was swept aside in favor of achieving the ideal female aesthetic.” (The Wonder Woman character has existed for about 75 years — and has never once sported armpit hair.)
Did you know that Gal Gadot is Israeli and served in the Israel Defense Forces? Lebanon certainly noticed. It banned the film. Actress Gina Rodriguez tweeted her disapproval of the ban, then deleted her tweet under internet pressure. Then there are the clashing interpretations of the movie. It’s “a masterpiece of subversive feminism,” according to the Guardian. No, it’s not, according to a writer in Slate, who complains of “its prevailing occupation with the titular heroine’s sex appeal.”
Bad blood between London's Muslim mayor and DJT.
80 graphs from 58 new (2017) scientific papers that demonstrate that "there is nothing historically unprecedented or remarkable about today’s climate when viewed in the context of long-term natural variability."