Thursday, October 25, 2018

Three Interesting Things

1. Lee and Low did a quick review of the whiteness (and straightness) of the results of PBS' Great American Reads.  To me the list looked heavily tilted towards things we all read in school, which would mean a larger portion of the population had read it than say your average thriller, but I'm having a Facebook convo where some folks are not recognizing their school reading, so perhaps my siblings and my went to schools with good reading lists.  Regardless, I do think this series from PBS has been interesting, but large group voted things are often going to get skewed, and often skewed in my opinion towards blandness.  
2. This look at "Coco" and representation and how we look to fiction for the mirages we need is short and wonderful. 
3. This interview with Steven Yeun was fascinating.