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Category Archives: Entertainment
Carrying on from the specific-show discussion in part one. In this segment, I’ll explain why I keep watching the problematic stuff I do, while I also ditch stuff that’s theoretically less problematic.
Warning: The below piece includes discussion of sexual assault, as well as spoilers for the current seasons of Vikings and Game of Thrones, and mild spoilers for GoT’s source books. If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones and saw last night’s … Continue reading
Thanks to the world’s best roomie giving us a date night, M and I went to see Thor: The Dark World last night. Not only did I enjoy it more than I expected to (it was also much funnier than … Continue reading
Contrary to something I posted just last summer, I decided to skip the sturm und drang of finding an agent and/or traditional publisher and go indie for my first two books. Now that it’s done? I couldn’t be happier. I … Continue reading
A bit late on weighing in on the buzz from a couple of weeks ago re: Disney’s makeover of Merida. Short version: gross. Slightly longer version: It’s really making me question whether I want to take my kid to any … Continue reading
Realized I could boil my whole point down thusly: The way entertainment is currently funded and distributed is seriously broken. This is mostly because traditional distribution channels are controlled by a very small number of very large companies, all of … Continue reading
Fascinating little Variety story here reporting on the Television Critics Association events going on this week. It covers comments from Netflix’s chief content officer regarding whether his company might make their ratings public. Gist: “Why would we do that?” Money quote: “If people watch it … Continue reading
Was hanging out Chez Scalzi today, for his post about feminism, and ran across a couple of folks who didn’t quite seem to get the concept of how to be an ally for someone fighting oppression. At the end of … Continue reading
Got followed on Twitter today by a neat new collective of writers, focused on folks writing PoC characters. Not sure how they found me, but I’m glad they did. In one of their first posts, they link to this Slate … Continue reading
Crossposting this from my Tumblr response to a great post on acting and race by the brilliant Jasika Nicole, which itself is a follow on a post from Racebending.com. (Background: actor Jim Sturgess Tweeted something childish related to his “yellowface” character in … Continue reading