MAC Wonder Woman Collection:
MAC teamed up with DC Comics this time to create a limited edition makeup collection inspired by one of the toughest ladies in comic book history. She fights crime in foxy hot pants (and sometimes a skirt) and has a penchant for practical accessories, like bullet-deflecting bracelets, magic lassos and boomerang headpieces, too!
I think they white-washed Tali because they didn’t want the one Middle-Eastern character to be a terrorist? Not that this excuses it, though. Doesn’t explain the rest either.
But Nolan apparently wanted Marion Cotillard so bad he delayed production for a few months so she could give birth, so I don’t know if he even cared about the POC angle. He has this tendency to re-cycle actors he likes, which is what happened with Talia and Bane.
And really, one way to rectify having the only POCs being the villains would’ve been to blind-cast the rest of the roles?
But to be fair, the Avengers was an extremely “white” film. And no one talks about how Maria Hill went from a canon POC in the comics to a white lady in the films… such an unnecessary change for the worse, as much as I like Cobie Smulders.
Marvel has cast so many legitimately cool actors, I can’t even handle it. Both “established” actors, known, and unknown. Idris Elba, Anthony Mackie — and then Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth who were mostly unknown but are so cool and hilarious and decent actors to boot.
And everyone inhabits their characters so freaking perfectly. (Hayley Atwell! Jaimie Alexander! And the movie isn’t even out yet but the GotG cast!)
And you have DC on the other side trying quite hard — and Amy Adams as Lois Lane is pretty damn cool — but they haven’t convinced me yet. Can Henry Cavill act, or was the script that shitty? Probably both. And I think they’re trying too hard to be weird and different. There is no other way to explain Jesse Eisenbery as Lex Luthor, or Batfleck. But hey, maybe I’ll change my mind when the movie is out. :3
(That’s not even counting all the white-washing in Nolan’s bat-films, btw. Gross)
Empty Jon Reid
"I love the contrast of old and new architecture in London. One of the best locations to appreciate this contrast is the ‘More London’ complex which includes a view of the 1000 year old Tower of London as well as the modern glass and steel structures of today. Unfortunately, the site is one of the busiest in London. The morning of Boxing Day presented the rare opportunity to capture this location without the crowds.
I took hundreds of images with no people but I found that including a lone figure enhanced this unusual emptiness.”
Fireworks erupt in honor of the coronation of Iran’s Shah, March 1968.
Today is National Geographic Found’s one-year anniversary.
Here’s to a wonderful year filled with incredible and inspiring photographs from the past.Photograph by Winfield Parks, National Geographic
Your genome, every human’s genome, consists of a unique DNA sequence of A’s, T’s, C’s and G’s that tell your cells how to operate. Thanks to technological advances, scientists are now able to know the sequence of letters that makes up an individual genome relatively quickly and inexpensively.
From the TED-Ed Lesson How to sequence the human genome - Mark J. Kiel
Animation by Marc Christoforidis
Hey, no, the new Power Ring is going to be Jessica Cruz! So no need to worry. Although Power Ring Dick Grayson would be interesting.
But Jessica Cruz was first brought up in a Geoff Johns’ Green Lantern finale issue (in May last year!) as being a future Lantern, who will mentored by Simon Baz.
And of course there were the Forever Evil teaser posters.
It’s been confirmed (by Geoff himself) that she’s going to be joining the post-Forever Evil Justice League with Lex Luthor, Batman, etc:
On the cover [of Justice League #31] is Batman, Lex Luthor, Shazam, Cyborg, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman — our core Justice League team — and then the newest character to add to the DC Universe, the all-new Power Ring. She’ll be introduced post-Forever Evil as the Crime Syndicate’s Power Ring’s ring seeks out a new host and seeks out a very different kind of host for a very different kind of Lantern and chooses somebody, a brand new character we first hinted at her in Green Lantern #20, Jessica Cruz. She’ll become a pretty big player in the post-Forever Evil Justice League world.
I actually think this is a nifty development — be good to have another big lady player in the DCU, and a lady Power Ring is a nice little twist. I’m curious about what kind of twisted personality the ring would choose for its bearer, though :O
But can I tell you something? It is not going to turn out the way you think.