Greetings, gentle readers! If, like most of us, you're still recovering from your Independence Day and/or Canada Day celebrations, have no fear. We're all working our way back into the week, and what better way to put off that productivity a little longer than with some reads for your Wednesday?
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- Spider-Man: Homecoming is almost here -- and with it comes an entirely new grouping of sidekicks, BFFs and love interests for Peter Parker to interact with. But it's the female characters in this movie that really shine without falling into the typical teen stereotypes. (Grazia)
- A former staff writer shares her experience in The X-Files' writing room. Illuminating in its brevity. (BuzzFeed)
- How does one, in fact, craft a cinematic universe? Marvel's Kevin Feige breaks it down in this interview. (Mashable)
- Speaking of interviews, director Ava DuVernay continues to be fire in talking about her hiring process on Queen Sugar and her admiration of Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins. (W Magazine)
When in doubt, drink more water.