The Week in Review: May 8th, 2016

At The Movies: Cap 3 Ticket

So, uh, you know Lady Business? Which I am a contributing editor of? Well, we’ve been nominated for a Hugo Award, so go us!

Links

Tor.com published Genevieve Valentine’s short story, “La beauté sans vertu.”

This New Yorker profile of Melania Trump is fascinating.

Scarlett Johansson, Ilana Glazer, Jillian Bell, Zoe Kravitz, and Kate McKinnon in a comedy about five women covering up a murder? Yes, please!

Genevieve Valentine runs down the red carpet of this year’s Met Gala.

At Highsnobiety, Elaine YJ Lee explores why so many Asian clothing brands use white models.

Rose Eveleth explains how women have been bodyhacking for years—it’s only when men do it that it becomes a tech trend.

Is J. K. Rowling turning into George Lucas? (YES. Although the author of this piece seems to labor under the impression that meta and fanfic are products of recent fandom, not kind of the point of Western media fandom…)

There’s going to be an Interview with the Vampire reboot? I… guess…?

Jennifer Swann explains “Becky with the good hair.

Dear White People is going to be a Netflix television series! Huzzah!

Anne Helen Petersen explains how Kerry Washington is “a publicity magician.”

Alden Ehrenreich is the young Han Solo, which was the best choice out of that shortlist. Godspeed, Mr. Ehrenreich!

David Ehrlich uses Ehrenreich’s casting as an opportunity to explore how casting films has changed in the age of the mega-franchise.

Tom Hooper is going to bring Cats to the big screen. I’ve largely lost interest in musicals, for personal reasons, but somewhere, my nine year old self is screaming herself stupid.

Here’s why people don’t name their kids Richard anymore.

Acquisitions

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6 thoughts on “The Week in Review: May 8th, 2016

  1. So happy for y’all and your Hugo nom! Very, very, very well deserved!!

    I am so baffled by this Interview with the Vampire news. BUT, ultimately happy. For one thing, I hate Tom Cruise, so if I ever did get the impulse to rewatch the movie (unlikely), I don’t want it to have to be Tom Cruise. For another thing, anything that brings Anna Rice make into the public eye is going to be a win for me. She’s like Jonathan Franzen, where waiting for her to say the next boneheaded thing she’s going to say about the internet is the most glorious of spectator sports. Never change, Anne Rice, you glorious lunatic.

    • Thank you so much!

      I actually quite enjoy Tom Cruise in that film, almost solely because it allows him to be a total jackass in a way that most of his films don’t? But if you are not a Cruise person, then yeah, a non-Cruise option is GREAT. And yes, more Anne Rice. I want to hear all about it.🙂

  2. Congrats on the Hugo nomination! After seeing Alden Ehrenreich in Hail, Caesar! I fully support his taking on of the Han Solo mantle. And that’s exciting about Dear White People becoming a Netflix series. I just canceled Netflix because I just wasn’t watching it much anymore, but maybe I’ll have to reconsider.

    • Thank you so much! I think Ehrenreich will be lots of fun. Perhaps by this time next year, I’ll be able to spell his name in one go…🙂

      I think the show will turn up sometime in 2018, so you have plenty of time to reconsider.🙂

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