Hey, it’s the weekend. LET’S PARTY. Or why don’t we just read some articles on the Web?
- Sonia Saraiya of the AV Club explains how TV shows on the Fox network have given roles to black actors that go beyond stereotypical “black” roles. It’s a step in the right direction in terms of increasing diversity in the TV landscape.
- Rob Ford: mayor of Toronto, international embarrassment. Neil Macdonald of the CBC explains why Americans have become so obsessed with him.
- Beckie Smith of The Independent exposes the racism behind the West’s sexual stereotypes of Japanese culture. (No, the eyeball-licking thing wasn’t real; it was a hoax.) The attribution of the issues of a small segment of a subculture to the entire populace is unhelpful at best and offensive at worst. Video game enthusiasts would do well to read this piece, since “lol Japan” is all too common a sentiment among gamers.
- Adam Cecil of NYU Local explains why the “emo revival” movement is bullshit: “emo” never really went away.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to start a turkey sandwich revival and get some food in my belly.