1. It's not news at this point that the Oscars are white, but I appreciated this discussion from several pop culture writers about what it is that the Oscars reward and what it is that the Oscars seem to think is not really hard work. As has been discussed elsewhere, there's still a huge pipeline problem to address, but we are also seeing a awards dismissal of some of the things that get through the pipeline and that's worth considering also.
2. Lana Condor talked with Teen Vogue about this year of incredible attention and balancing that double edged sword of fame.
3. This look into the making of a Harlequin Romance cover was enjoyable.