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Nancy Drew Killed in New Comic So the Hardy Boys Can Hunt Her Murderer

Pour one out for Nancy Drew—murdered so that men could valiantly investigate her death.

It’s just like Nancy says, in the books: “Ah, gee! There’s no mystery more urgent than how to make men feel needed.”

An upcoming comic book, descriptively titled Nancy Drew & the Hardy Boys: The Death of Nancy Drew, will celebrate the teen girl detective’s 90th anniversary by killing her, Polygon reports. This comic—an installment in the Drew/Hardy Boys reboot that writer Anthony Del Col has been making with Dynamite Entertainment since 2017—will give The Hardy Boys the chance to crack the case.

Weird—it’s almost like the most legendary fictional comic book detective had to die to give her male competitors a chance to shine.

Look, Nancy Drew is a fictional character, and for all we know the “murder” in the story is just an elaborate fake-out, not to mention a smart stunt to get the comic book some press. But there is so much violence against women—and such a fixation in our culture with women’s dead and maimed bodies, from gruesome tabloid headlines to Law and Order: SVU to murder podcasts to thrillers about decapitated rape victims—that one has to wonder whether killing off an iconic children’s character was…essential?

In Del Col’s comic, the brilliant teen sleuth—whom Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Oprah, Sonia Sotomayor, Barbra Streisand, and Hillary Clinton have named as a major inspiration—is older and more sexualized, described as a “femme fatale.”

To be fair, her appearance is a big part of the books—the writers (who used the collective pen name Carolyn Keene) never get more than a page into the story without calling her “attractive, blonde Nancy.” But the classic Nancy books were published in the 1930s. It’s funny that more than 80 years since Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase, our girl is being written with even more male gaze and less agency.

Happy birthday, Nancy. You’re making a lot of men a lot of money.

Jenny Singer is a staff writer for Glamour.

That Time Brad Pitt Turned Down The Matrix

Brad Pitt himself says we could spend days talking about all the roles he has turned down over the years, and while I would happily brew all the necessary coffee to keep us all awake during that entire interview, it seems we won’t be getting it. Pitt doesn’t dwell on the roles he didn’t get or turned down, though, when you’re Brad Pitt, and you’ve had your pick of roles, and still picked numerous great ones, that’s probably easier to do.

15 Women-Run Fashion Brands to Shop Right Now

Some of you may be eyeing a new winter coat or keeping tabs on the latest additions to the Shopbop sale, but if you’re interested in shopping female-founded or operated fashion brands, you’ve come to the right place.

Every day is a good day to support women doing the work, whether it’s with a post on Instagram, donating to female-led nonprofits, or shopping products from their businesses. So we rounded up the women-led fashion brands filling our carts right now. Some of them, like Universal Standard or Matteau, launched recently, out of a need to close a gap in the market; others, like Summersalt, used data and technology to engineer products that actually fit. Here are 15 women-run brands to keep on your radar—and what to buy from each.

All products featured on Glamour are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Bop Shop: Songs From Jhené Aiko, Waxahatchee, Zah, And More

Relationships end — sometimes before we’re ready to let them go. Chelsea Cutler‘s “NJ” is all about the initial blow, when the wounds are so fresh and your ego has just taken the greatest hit of its life. Then the self-blame creeps in. “Tell you I’m sorry for the mistakes I’ve made,” she sings on the pre-chorus before offering forgiveness to her likely undeserving ex. And though she wants to fix things, she doesn’t quite know where to begin. “I want to call but what the fuck would I say?” she asks desperately.

The chorus, however, is where we can really hear Cutler’s grief. “Oh, NJ / Tell me that you’re leaving so / One day / You’ll be ready to come home,” she sings in a digitized harmony. Here, she hopes that they only split up so that they could someday get back together. And while that might seem naïve, sometimes it’s what we have to tell ourselves to reach the other side of heartbreak. —Jordyn Tilchen

Kumail Nanjiani Teases How The Eternals Is Unique From Other Marvel Movies

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is in an interesting place right now. We’re currently in the interim period between phases, with months passing between Spider-Man: Far From Home and the release of Black Widow. Phase Four has a ton of very intriguing projects, which should expand the shared universe in new and exciting ways. Chief among them is Chloé Zhao’s The Eternals, which seems to be an especially ambitious project, featuring an all-star cast. Kumail Nanjiani is playing the role of Kingo, and he recently teased what The Eternals brings to the table that other Marvel movies may not.

45 Best Grammys Red Carpet Looks of All Time

The Grammys mark the most prestigious night in the music world. At the annual awards ceremony, the recording industry’s finest gather to honor its artists’ outstanding musical achievements. For some, their legacies transcend their music, encompassing their incredible style as well. Here we honor the stars of the Grammys red carpet and some of their best Grammys looks from the past decade. Think Destiny’s Child being dressed in perfect harmony, J.Lo proving that it’s not only her albums that have gone platinum (see her metallic mini and that iconic Versace look), and Rihanna’s unforgettable pink Giambattista Valli cupcake gown from the 2015 ceremony.

Ahead of the 2020 Grammy Awards (which air on January 26 at 8 P.M. EST), we rounded up the 45 best Grammys red carpet looks of all time. Scroll on to see which artists hit all the style high notes year after year.

This Pic of the Friends Cast the Night Before They Filmed the Finale Will Make You Emotional

Friends may be gone from Netflix, but it still holds a Central Perk-sized place in our hearts forevermore.

The show will be streaming again soon enough when HBO Max launches later this year, but until then we have some of the cast out here on Instagram sharing behind-the-scenes memories and reunion dinners.

The latest throwback comes from Courteney Cox, who posted a photo to commemorate the 16th anniversary of final episode taping. (It happened on January 23, 2004.) She also shared a shot of the final script’s cover. “‘The Last Supper’ before taping ‘The Last One’ on Jan. 23, 2004. #tbt #friends,” Cox wrote in the caption. All six main cast members—Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, and David Schwimmer—are present, along with copious amounts of food and sodas.

Kudrow wrote in the comments section, “Awwww😮💕🍩,” while Aniston used emojis to express her feelings with a simple, “😭😭😭.” Jennifer Meyer, the jewelry designer and a close friend of Aniston and Cox, spoke for all Friends fans when she commented, “Stop teasing us and make this shit happen again @courteneycoxofficial @jenniferaniston thx 😘.”

A Friends reunion show (of the non-scripted variety) has been in the works at HBO Max with interest from the entire cast. “We would love for there to be something,” she told Ellen DeGeneres in 2019. “But we don’t know what that something is. So we’re just trying. We’re working on something.” Unfortunately, though, the project recently hit a snag. Last week, HBO Max chief creative officer Kevin Reilly told the Television Critics Association, according to Deadline, “There is interest all around and yet we can’t get the interests all alighted to push the button on it.” For now, he called the reunion “just a maybe.”

Consider all of our fingers crossed. In the meantime, we have Instagram posts like Cox’s to keep us warm.