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The not-so-super sexism in superhero movies

There’s something irresistible about superhero movies — they’re fun, jam-packed with action and all-around pretty light-hearted. They’re box-office hits, having perfected the recipe to keeping audiences engaged time and time again, even when it’s a story they know they’ve heard before. There is, however, one big, ugly blemish on that otherwise spotless veneer: how superhero…

Word to Bill Nye: The message matters

Last Thursday night I packed into Memorial Auditorium along with 1,800 people, all gathered to be entertained by a bona fide science education superstar, the one and only Bill Nye, the science guy. I expected to be entertained and informed, and I was. I did not expect to be bitterly disappointed, but that also happened.…