PoC News in America

This week we talked about the overwhelming whiteness of Hollywood award season and honored Martin Luther King Jr.

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Friday News Bites: Politics, Alan Rickman, Other Obits + More

Hello, fellow unicorns. I’d say “Happy Friday,” but with the way people are dying this month, it feels strange to do so. Let’s knock wood for all our favorite celebrities and take a look at other news stories from the past week.

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31 Days of Halloween — Day 3, Seven Great Plus-Size Halloween Costumes, and One Terrible One

If you’re not into DIY costumes, it can be hard to find good ones to fit. The packaged ones in those pop-up Halloween shops are usually “one size fits all,” where “all” is smaller than a size 6. Even when they have “plus size” options, they’re rarely larger than a 12.

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News in Europe: At Least You Didn’t Marry a Bunny, Nigel

Citizens, I missed you! Sara did a great job while I was busy having fun — but at least I was having good, clean European fun. Germany was sunny, and the news was… boring. Not much happening over there, so let’s look east, which is where the real news is. Read More News in Europe: At Least You Didn’t Marry a Bunny, Nigel

3 Medieval Outlaws

Was Robin Hood real? Most evidence (it’s lack) suggests no. He seemed real enough to medieval people. And stories about Robin may have been based on three real medieval outlaws: Hereward the Wake, Eustace the Monk, and Fulk Fitzwarin.

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LadyGhosts of TV Past: Firefly Episode 7, “Jaynestown”

“He robbed from the rich, and he gave to the poor.

Stood up to the man, and he gave him what for.

Our love for him now, ain’t hard to explain:

The hero of Canton, the man they call Jaaaayne.” Read More LadyGhosts of TV Past: Firefly Episode 7, “Jaynestown”