The Weekly Read – Dec 5th

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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 colonial critique, African American Suffragists, and Rogue One writers wants you to rebel with them.

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1. The colonial critique in Hunt for the Wilderpeople | Overland
“The treatment of Ricky that Hunt for the Wilderpeople depicts – as a hooligan, a repeat offender, an animal, a threat or danger that must be caught and restrained – is evidence of the ingrained racism that targets young Māori men especially. Despite the claims of Paula (the social worker tasked with ‘hunting’ Ricky down) that ‘no child should be left behind’, her treatment of Ricky does not stem from care and/or a sense of responsibility as much as it shows an exercise of state power and containment.”

As Taiki Waititi tweeted about this article “Nail. Head. Hitted.”

2. The African-American Suffragists History Forgot | Vogue
“Alas, while black women fought and fought hard, many of their Caucasian sisters remained locked in the racist conventions of the day. When the stunningly accomplished Ida B. Wells, who founded the Chicago-based Alpha Suffrage Club, arrived in Washington, D.C. to participate in the 1913 suffrage parade, organizers asked the black women if they would mind very much marching at the end of the demonstration.”

Read up, learn from the past, stay woke.

3. How I Stopped Mindlessly Buying Things | Yes! Magazine
“I learned from my year of no shopping and refined my ways. But in 2012, I noticed I’d replaced my ambling flaneuse shopper persona with she who magically buys crap on the internet. I would meander from my design work to a blog featuring something cute, and before I knew it, I’d have wasted an hour looking at (and occasionally purchasing) things I absolutely didn’t need. So I stopped shopping again.”

An illustrated take on why you should be conscious of your buying power.

 

4. Marvel’s ‘The Inhumans’ Greenlit as ABC Series, to Premiere in IMAX Theaters | Variety
“ABC has ordered a new series, “Marvel’s The Inhumans,” based on the classic comic-book characters, in partnership with IMAX. Under a production, marketing and distribution agreement with the theater chain, a version of the first two episodes of the live-action series will premiere in IMAX theaters next summer. ABC will then debut the weekly hour-long drama on television the following fall.”

Mutants get a leg up by ABC. Look for it in 2017.

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5. Rogue One Writers Share Anti-Trump Rebel Logo, in Case You Weren’t Sure Who Jyn Erso Voted For | Vulture
“Two of the screenwriters who worked on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story turned to their work to draw the parallel between a terrifying, opaque imperial force and the bad guys in the Star Wars universe.”

Resist. Rebel.

6. Short Holiday Film | Come Together Directed by Wes Anderson | Poppytalk
“We love this short film directed by Wes Anderson for H&M.”

In all its Wes Anderson glory, a little slice of of the Holidays.

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