This week you have the delight of a Stephanie-only linkspam HAHAHA there’s not much because Liz has been working and Stephanie has been watching The Musketeers. Feel free to tell her how much you love Luke Pasqualino and/or Tamal from GBBO.
Publishers under pressure as China’s censors reach for red pen – about politics and writing.
Just over a decade ago, Sheng’s best-selling breakthrough novel, Northern Girls, was published uncensored in mainland China to critical acclaim.
But last month, as editors prepared to launch a third edition of the book, the author was informed that parts of her text were no longer publishable.
Austrailian Filmmakers Create Graphic Novel Australi About an Alt History Australia – does anyone know anything about this? How brown is this? It has a young Aboriginal boy, Maloo, as the main hero, which is nice, but also involves a lot of question mark question mark.
I am super into all the articles (USA, sigh) about how adorable GBBO is (because it is). The Great British Baking Show breaks all the reality TV rules. That’s why it’s so good. (This one answered the question of why it’s called the Great British Baking Show in the USA though.)
the school countering that the student actors on its rural, predominantly white campus were being “punished for their race.”
“Universal does not and should not mean white, or the privilege of ignoring race,” he said. “I wish it were not so difficult to accept that an actor of color, playing a character of color, could convey something universal.”
“We are a small state school in western Pennsylvania, and trying to bring cultural diversity here is challenging,” she said. “I still believe what we did with this play was beautiful. It’s very unfortunate people won’t be get to see it.”
No Award looks forward to the inevitable white college production of Hamilton.
Reading is great for everyone: Why convicted criminals inside Middleton Prison are reading Peppa Pig books
When prisoners read and record the stories, “it puts the family and the child at the forefront of their thinking.
“It gives them that purpose to get out, something to look forward to,” Rick continues.
The other benefit, Rick says, it that reading “improves their skills for being able to find employment, once they leave prison.
“We’ve had guys who, after taking on this program, have the confidence and ability to then sign themselves into education courses, which in the past they wouldn’t have even dreamt of doing,” he says.
related: interview with a prison librarian