For those of you celebrating Easter, hope it was a great one!
Greetings, all. This week’s Friday News Bites are rather heavy on the Indiana-specific content, for a number of reasons, but we have some other governmental and entertainment matters to cover as well. Let’s get started:
Happy Friday, everyone. Is it Springtime where you are yet? I hope so. This week’s newsy roundup has a lot of political stories, but we’ll end with good news. Let’s get started: Read More Friday News Bites: Indiana’s Discrimination Bill, Germanwings Crash + More
Recently Deadline Hollywood’s Nellie Andreeva posed the question, “Pilots 2015: The Year Of Ethnic Castings – About Time Or Too Much Of Good Thing?” The very premise of the piece leaves little doubt about the content, and sure enough, the author utilizes somewhat bizarre anti-affirmative action arguments to suggest that maybe the recent growth in shows led by actors of color may be “too much of a good thing.” (If one buys the author’s assertion, of course, that they actually think this is a good thing at all. Their piece suggests otherwise.) Maybe Andreeva should have injected some actual facts into their piece. Read More Deadline Hollywood is Dead Ass Wrong
I was pretty critical of the first book in Mira Grant’s zombie-tastic Newsflesh trilogy, Feed. The second book, Deadline, was everything I wanted Feed to be. It was a tighter story, it relied less on clever tricks and more on great storytelling, the characters were richer and deeper, and the whole book was cleaner and felt more intentional.
There are a few mild spoilers in this review, but I don’t give away the big twists. There are a few spoilers for Feed. I’m currently reading World War Z, so there will be some comparisons with plot points from that novel, as well. Read More Book Review: Deadline by Mira Grant