Geeking Out

  • Today is #BlackOutDay on social media. The hashtag speaks for itself beautifully, but here are some highlights.
  • What a single SNL sketch tells us about women’s voices.
  • Make your mark during Women’s History Month by participating in a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon.
  • Netflix picked up Cary Fukunaga’s adaptation of Uzodinma Iweala’s Beasts of No Nation, starring Idris Elba.
  • Orlando Jones has joined the cast of The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, also starring Jason Sudeikis, Jessica Biel, and Maisie Williams.
  • HBO’s call for submissions from POC writers last week for their fellowship program was less than stellar, with a website crash and a 1K entry cap.
  • Grace over at Mythcreants looks at six female archetypes in Stephen King’s works
  • Anika Noni Rose will be leading CBS drama For Justice, based on a James Patterson novel. Rose will play tough as nails Special Agent “Nat” Chappel, who works in the Criminal Section of the Department of Civil Rights Division.
  • Episode storylines of Friends if the cast were Black.
  • Native Americans are fighting to keep their birth names on Facebook.
  • Catch up on Bitch Flicks’ “Unlikable Women” posts. (While you’re on the topic, check out Elyse’s tribute to the Disney villainess.)
  • Check out these awesome bookish posters and prints to decorate your abode!
  • Emily Nussbaum talks about being a “bad fan” when it comes to women-centric television.
  • We just stumbled on this: an interactive timeline of women pioneers in electronic music.
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