Fictional people we love: Lisbeth Salander

Once upon a time Lisbeth Salander’s piercings and Mohawk would have registered as a transgressive notion of what a woman could look like. But in 2011–12, Lisbeth is a pop-culture superheroine. The success of Rooney Mara’s performance as Lisbeth in the U.S. version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is that the character is much more than a cartoon tough girl. Read more [...]