All the best reads from this week of the web
The internet was on fire this week, from articles about diversity in publishing and hollywood to undead hipsters, here are the things we wish we wrote, but didn’t.
“You Will be Tokenized”: Speaking Out About the State of Diversity in Publishing by Molly Mcradle over at BrooklynMag.
Molly Mcradle speaks to a group of diverse writers, editors, assistants, publishers, etc, about the state of diversity in publishing. An eye-opener that further humanizes the Lee & Low diversity study published in January 2016.
What It’s Really Like to Work in Hollywood* (If You’re Not a Straight White Man) by Melena Ryzik over at the New York Times
Melena Ryzik speaks to producers, actors, actresses, editors, writers, etc. about working in Hollywood as a person of color, woman, or non straight-white man.
Getting you prepared for another month of great reading.
Harper Lee and the Myth of the Post-Racial America by Kate Jenkins over at LitHub
Harper Lee passed away February 19th, and Kate Jenkins discusses the complex legacy a beloved writer like her has on Southern identity and race-relations.
Kashana Cauley looks at Hipsterism as a substitute for a declining middle-class comfort. A wild and insightful read.