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Inauguration Got You Down? MARCH to Your Nearest Book Store

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Last weekend, John Lewis announced that he would be missing the 2017 inauguration, the first he would miss in thirty years.  This comment incited controversy.  One of the articles that came up told me that Lewis’s books were selling out in stores across the country, and I was reminded that I still had not read the third volume of Lewis’s comic book trilogy, which was co-written by Andrew Aydin and illustrated by Nate Powell.  I immediately went to the store and purchased a beautiful boxed set of all three books.  March is John Lewis’s story during the Civil Rights Movement.  Hopefully, you can read this article without needing to be warned about spoilers.

March Vol. 1 starts with Lewis getting ready to attend President Obama’s inauguration and flashes back to his childhood up through his initial involvement with the Civil Rights Movement.  Volume 2 continues in this style, and Volume 3 wraps it up.

Here’s the part where I review the trilogy:  It’s amazing.  Seriously.   Continue reading Inauguration Got You Down? MARCH to Your Nearest Book Store

“Thank You for Making Me an Artist”: DG’s 72nd Golden Globe Awards Highlights

Representation and change was the motif at the forefront of tonight’s 72nd Golden Globe Awards. Feminist dream team Amy Poehler and Tina Fey partnered for one last time to host the award show. Most of the show made me proud to see progress in the TV and film industries. Other moments…well, this is the internet. If you haven’t already heard about the opening monologue or the running gag with Margaret Cho, you will. For the most part though, the quips were quality.

“In the 1960s, thousands of black people from all over America came together with one common goal: to form Sly and the Family Stone.”

laughing aisha tyler“But the movie ‘Selma’ is about the American civil rights movement, that totally worked and now everything’s fine.”

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