Geeking Out

  • Congrats to Lena Waithe, writer and producer of Dear White People, who will be writing a pilot script for BET based on her YouTube series “Twenties“!
  • The British Film Institute has implemented diversity standards for projects that receive their funding. Amma Asante’s Belle is one film that has met these standards.
  • Get as drunk as Cersei with the Wines of Westeros!
  • Orange Is The New Black, awesome feminist show, still has a boob problem.
  • There are lots of Emmy nominations to be excited about this year! And although Tatiana Maslany wasn’t among the nominees, we eagerly await the return of Orphan Black, just renewed for its third season.
  • MAC is releasing a Marge Simpson-inspired line of cosmetics that will premiere for a special one-day sale at San Diego Comic-Con.
  • Women’s attendance at NYCC has steadily increased over the past three years (over 60%!)
  • It’s always a good time to circulate this – a list of Black superheroes.
  • Onion’s AV Club series “Special Topics in Gameology” is a great bit of reading on desolate spaces and landscapes in video games.
  • Dog shaming, cat shaming and now, dice shaming!
  • A first glimpse at Jim Rodda’s 3D printed Barbie armor.
  • Closing the digital divide is Black Girls CODE, giving young girls from under-represented communities lessons in programming lessons like Scratch and Ruby on Rails.
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