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Claiming that success in the industry is merit-based and gender-irrelevant while simultaneously using your position as an established male creator to literally shout down women’s voices is willful ignorance. It isn’t eccentric; it isn’t cute, and it isn’t excused by the generation you’re from or the comic world you came up in. Unfortunately, it’s also not uncommon.
I don’t know about you but this Bill Willingham sounds like a jerktastic dude.
Last fall, after he’d just found an unpublished story by John Steinbeck, Gulli told NPR’s Arun Rath that he’d actually been looking for one by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Now, he’s tracked it down — and he joined Rath again to talk about the find.
And so we carry on, eyes against the evident, uncovering ceaselessly the unpublished works of famous American writers.
[Max von Sydow] has joined the sixth run of HBO’s Game of Thrones as the Three-Eyed Raven, a character who last appeared in the season 4 finale and was played by a different actor (Struan Rodger).
Because it isn’t Unmissable Weekly without a Game of Thrones story.
In the Holocaust, over 6 million Jews, and more than 17 million people in total were killed by the Nazis. In For Such a Time, the hero is redeemed and forgiven for his role in a genocide. The stereotypes, the language, and the attempt at redeeming an SS officer as a hero belittle and demean the atrocities of the Holocaust. The heroine’s conversion at the end underscores the idea that the correct path is Christianity, erases her Jewish identity, and echoes the forced conversions of many Jews before, during, and after the Holocaust.
Admittedly, I am not the best person to speak about this. But I want to educate myself. And only by opening dialogues can we hear. And we need to listen. We need to keep talking.