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The Essential Star Wars Rebels Stories Every Fan Should Watch

It is a dark time for the galaxy. Ended, the Clone Wars have. But even if you’ve run out of things to watch, have hope: there is another. If you want to chase your watch through of the very best of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, we suggest turning to its successor show, Star Wars Rebels. As usual, io9 is here to guide you…

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A Brief ‘Hiss-tory’ of DC’s Cheetah, From the Comics to Wonder Woman 1984

Wonder Woman 1984 will see Diana of Themyscira facing off against one of her greatest rivals: Barbara Ann Minerva, also known as Cheetah. Even though she’s one of Wonder Woman’s most famous villains from the comics, this is the first time we’re actually going to spend quality time with her in an adaptation. But who is…

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Why Saying ‘All Lives Matter’ Is a Problem

It has now been seven years since Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi created the Black Lives Matter movement and organization in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman. Upon hearing this slogan, some people reacted by wondering “But don’t all lives matter?” As in, if the…

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Legends of Tomorrow’s Timely Season Finale Celebrates Revolution

“If you make life bleak enough, people become so focused on survival they forget they can revolt.” Zari may not have known those words would come out at a time like this, but the season five finale of Legends of Tomorrow delivered the message we all need: Sometimes a little chaos is the best way to enact change.

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Game Companies Say They’re Supporting Black Lives Matter, But Few Are Offering Specifics

As protests over the killing of George Floyd by police spread throughout the country last weekend, some of the gaming industry’s biggest companies put out statements in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. But while a few have shared some specifics about what they’re doing to help fight systemic racism, almost…

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Batwoman’s Idea to Replace Ruby Rose Is Curiously Boring for a Comic Show

We already knew Ruby Rose decided to exit the CW’s Batwoman series after its debut season. That was surprising enough. Now there’s word that the network might not just recast the role of Batwoman, it’s possibly decided to do away with the character of Kate Kane entirely. In a universe of time travel, doppelgängers,…

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Tag Yourself: Which of These Incredible LAPD Disses Are You?

On Tuesday the Los Angeles Police Commission held an online meeting in the midst of Black Lives Matter protests, featuring a public comment section where hundreds of residents called in to express their anger and frustration with the LAPD. And in addition to calls for police chief Michel Moore to resign, who

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Why Atlantic Hurricane Season Got Such a Rapid Start

Tropical Storm Cristobal spun up on Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s the third tropical cyclone of the Atlantic hurricane season that only officially began on Monday, and marks the earliest third storm on record.

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Author Max Brooks on What Fascinates Him About Bigfoot

Max Brooks is probably best known as the author of World War Z—the excellent 2006 zombie apocalypse tale that was adapted into a so-so 2013 movie. He’s back with another outstanding survival story, Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre, and io9 got a chance to talk with him all about it.

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How Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop Captures the Spirit and Style of the Original

Writer Javier Grillo-Marxuach wants to get one thing straight: Of course Ein is a corgi. A rumor went around last year that the Netflix show cast a husky as the data dog, which was later debunked. After all, when it comes to adapting Cowboy Bebop, there’s only one rule to follow.

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