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‘Captain Marvel’ Brings On the Girl Power

MOVIE REVIEW
It only seems right that Captain Marvel is being released on 2019’s International Women's Day. Since 2008’s Iron-Man, Marvel has presented a good chain, albeit a bit short, of strong women characters starting with Pepper Potts. Black Widow became the first Marvel female superhero to grace the screens in Iron-Man 2 followed by Scarlet Witch, Gamora, Mantis, The Wasp, Okoye and Shuri. But today, Brie Larson heads the first female-driven superhero movie for Marvel Studios.

Let’s just get this out of the way – this movie packs a “girl power” punch without putting men down in the process. While their intentions are good, too many films try to present a message of female empowerment while emasculating men in the process. Sure, the opposite has been true for many years, but this is no way to move on with injustice and certainly isn’t a message that today’s girls need to here.

Marvel Studios has toyed with an “anything you can do, I can do better” attitude between its men and…

This Day in Pop Culture for July 14

Large bills were discontinued on July 13, 1969.
Where Did the Money Go?
It was on this day in 1969 that the United States officially withdrew $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills from circulation after an executive order by President Nixon. They were last printed on December 27, 1945 and are still considered legal tender. Larger bills were used by banks and the federal government  for large financial transactions, but since the electronic money system was introduced, the use of large bills was no longer necessary. However, $500 bills are still used in the game of Monopoly.


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