Detail of cover of America #2, by Gabby Rivera and Joe Quinones, starring America Chavez, Marvel's lesbian Latina superhero. Marvel Comics hide caption

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Beyond The Pale (Male): Marvel, Diversity And A Changing Comics Readership

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Six members of the U.S. Army Signal Corps preparing to ship off for France in 1918, where they and 217 other women served as switchboard operators. Harvard University Press hide caption

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Purple, Prose: The new book Nabokov's Favorite Word is Mauve subjects thousands of books to statistical analysis. NPR Multimedia/AP Photo hide caption

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'Nabokov's Favorite Word Is Mauve' Crunches The (Literary) Numbers

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Chuck Barris, television producer who created several game shows, including The Gong Show, died Tuesday at 87. NBC/NBC via Getty Images hide caption

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Chuck Barris Didn't Invent Schlock Television, He Weaponized It

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Robert Silvers, co-founder of The New York Review of Books, speaks at the 2006 National Book Awards. Silvers died Monday after a brief illness. He was 87. STUART RAMSON/AP hide caption

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In 1852 — three years before Leaves of Grass — Walt Whitman anonymously published a short novel, in six parts, in New York's Sunday Dispatch. FPG/Getty Images hide caption

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Grad Student Discovers A Lost Novel Written By Walt Whitman

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"We cool, bro, or nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah?" Will Arnett voices the Dark Knight in The LEGO Batman Movie. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Picture hide caption

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'The LEGO Batman Movie' Drags The Caped Crusader Out Of The Shadows (Again)

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The Mirror Has Two Faces: Josh (Vincent Rodriguez III) and Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) reflect on their approaching nuptials in the second season finale of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Michael Desmond/The CW hide caption

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