The Weekly Read – Dec 19th

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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 Martha and Snoop, complexities of cultural appropriation, and Drunk Feminist Films drinking games.

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1. WHAT “MARTHA & SNOOP’S POTLUCK DINNER PARTY” TAUGHT ME ABOUT FRIENDSHIP | W Magazine
“Food has been bringing people together since the dawn of mankind, but few could have predicted the delightful union of the gangster rapper Snoop Dogg, 45, and the domestic doyenne Martha Stewart, 75. But the reason “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party,” the TV show the cohosts premiered last night on VH1, is so successful is not because the food they cook looks delicious (even though it does) or because the guests they have are so famous (even though they are). The show works because Snoop and Martha are the ultimate odd couple friendship goals, and watching that bromance play out on television is a dream come true.”

A good friendship goes a long way.

2. ‘THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEK GIRLS’ IS A MUST-READ FOR GEEK GIRLS EVERYWHERE | nerdophiles
“The authors and artists collected in this book are sharing experiences from their own lives and telling their own personal stories. It’s a book about love, but it’s also a book about finding yourself and embracing the experiences and interests that make you who you are. It’s such an empowering book because before The Secret Loves of Geek Girls I don’t think I ever really knew just how similar the experiences I had growing up could be to the geeky women all around me.”

A refreshing review about Secret Loves, its on shelves and available through Bedside Press.

3. Ghost in the Shell and the Complexity of Cultural Appropriation | Nerds of Color
“The problem of whitewashing Asian roles in American cinema is particular to Asian Americans because the issue is deeper than just “seeing Asian faces.” If we simply wanted to see Asian faces on screen, we could turn to Asian media. In fact, recommending that we turn to Asian cinema to alleviate our criticisms of whitewashing in American film is the off-brand equivalent of “go back to your country.” Additionally, Asian nations have had long and contentious histories with each other to which a lot of Asian Americans aren’t always privy because, well, we’re Americans.”

Point of views about Cultural Appropriation and its complexities are worth a read.

15056687_241761499573226_2744234805062270976_n4. Bianca Xunise Makes ’60s-Inspired Comics For Modern Times | Nylon
“Xunise is based in Chicago, where she was born and bred. The 29-year-old was raised in an artistic household as the descendant of generations of creatives. She acknowledges that coming from this type of background is a privilege, and never takes it for granted.”

Check out Bianca’s cartoons on instagram here.

5. Drunk Feminist Films: Love, Actually | YouTube
“Get into the holiday spirit(s) by playing a shout-y feminist drinking game while watching “Love, Actually”. Booze, actually.”

Make a drinking game of movie and drink with the DFF crew. The Holiday edition, drink along with “Love, Actually”.

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