The Weekly Read – Nov 14th

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Selecting interesting articles, exciting news from the world of comics and pop culture, important editorials, or unique perspective pieces; LGN presents a weekly round up of links to read every Monday.

This week we have Channie Wenjack and the Secret Path, Gerard Way on Comics, and a letter from Leslie Knope.

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1. Watch Now: Gord Downie’s The Secret Path | CBC
“On October 22, 1966 near Kenora, Ontario, Chanie Wenjack died when he walking home to the family he was taken from over 400 miles away. Fifty years later, Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie has taken Wenjack’s story and turned it into the Secret Path project, which consists of a solo album, a graphic novel and an animated film. The intention for Downie — went public with his diagnosis of terminal brain cancer in May — is to utilize his celebrity to draw attention to Wenjack’s story and the legacy of residential schools.”

For more information about the Secret Path project, check out the official website at secretpath.ca

2. Netflix Sets Launch Date for ‘3%,’ Its First Brazilian Original Production | THR
“Described as a futuristic thriller, the eight-part series is set in a dystopic near-future Brazil, divided between progress and devastation. Brazil’s surviving population live in a zone called Inland, which lacks energy, food or water. At the age of 20, everyone is given one chance, and one chance only, to apply for the Process, whose approved candidates get to live in Mar Alto, a world of abundance. But only 3% of applicants pass — hence the show’s title.”

A Brazilian made, post-apaclayptic sci-fi TV show on Netflix? Sign me up. 3% drops worldwide on Netflix on November 25th.

3. Gerard Way on why making comics is harder — and more rewarding — than making music | Vox
“Comics are really fucking hard. To put it in perspective: When I get to make music, that’s like a vacation compared to comics. Maybe that’s the nature of who I am. Music seems to come pretty naturally. I make myself nuts, and I push myself super hard, and I went crazy a couple times making albums, but it’s not even close to how hard comics are.”

Genuine and smart, a nice interview with Gerard Way.

4. The Walking Dead’s Glenn Is the Best Boyfriend in the Zombie Apocalypse | Vulture
“Glenn Rhee, former pizza-delivery boy, husband to Maggie Greene, and all-around badass, was killed by Negan in the season-seven premiere of The Walking Dead. But as any loyal walker watcher knows, he won’t be forgotten.”

Heartbroken! </3

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5. The First Male CoverGirl James Charles Is A Makeup Talent to Watch | Bustle
“If you thought CoverGirl was just for ladies, well think again. Breaking beauty boundaries and living out his dream, James Charles is the first ever male CoverGirl representative. This 17-year-old social media star is featured in one of the brand’s upcoming mascara campaigns, and his fans couldn’t be more excited. Just one look at his makeup talent, and you’ll see exactly why he’s deserving of the beauty title.”

Covergirl meets a Coverboy.

6. A letter to America from Leslie Knope, regarding Donald Trump | Vox
“Winston Churchill once said, “Democracy is the worst form of government, except all those other forms that have been tried.” That is perhaps a pithier and better way to get my point across than that long anecdote about Mrs. Kolphner. Should I just erase all of that and start with this? Whatever. I’m pot-committed now, and is there extra caffeine in that hot chocolate? Because my head feels like a spaceship.”

For those looking for a bit of comedy and solace, Parks & Rec for the win.

 

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