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Flo Steinberg, one of the earliest Marvel employees and an American indie comics icon, has passed away. When Marvel Comics began, she and Stan Lee were the company's first and only employees; as Lee's secretary and assistant, she responded to fan mail, helped manage Marvel's small offices with Lee, and ran the Merry Marvel Marching Society, Marvel's first fan club, and saw the company transform into the pop culture icon it is today from the ground up.


MP3, the digital audio coding format, changed the way we listen to music and drove the adoption of countless new devices over the last couple of decades. And now, it's dead. The developer of the format announced this week that it has officially terminated its licensing program.


For nearly a decade, the best thing on YouTube has been Cooking With Dog. Its conceit was strange and delightful. Chef (a middle-aged Japanese woman whose name is never revealed) cooked beautiful, intricate food, while her trusty dog sidekick Francis sat on the counter, "narrating" the recipes in English.