Topic: heroines

What Your Favorite Childhood Heroine Says About You

What Your Favorite Childhood Heroine Says About You

We were pretty inspired by The Hairpin’s take on how your favorite American Girl doll shaped the rest of your life. (Felicity). (I was. Ashley was a Kirsten.) (I also had a Samantha.) (You?) But ultimately, we feel like we know a lot more about you based on whether you were an Eloise or an Anne. Who were you? Find your favorite childhood heroine and let us make all kinds of assumptions about you! And if we forgot yours (we probably did) let us know what it was. More »

Margaret Atwood Is Designing Superhero Costumes On Twitter

Margaret Atwood Is Designing Superhero Costumes On Twitter

I love Margaret Atwood so much that sometimes I feel like the adoration will make my heart burst and explode everywhere, just like the people in Oryx and Crake.

And then she went and drew superhero costumes for her twitter followers @kidney_boy and @DrSnit.

And now there are just heart particles everywhere. My desk looks like a sex scene out of True Blood.

I did notice that she didn’t design me a superhero costume, even though I follow her on twitter, because life can’t be good, ever. Or maybe because those people she designed them for really deserved twitter superhero costumes. Margaret Atwood, who I call Peggy when we have imaginary conversations in my head, told The Guardian: More »