Midweek Media Moment

Remember Google Reader? The simple, useful RSS tool Google inexplicably discontinued a few years ago? I didn’t really like the alternatives that came out, and lately I mourn Reader’s loss more than ever, because there are so many networks and so much insightful writing, but it gets lost in the stream when I can’t follow all the whip-smart writers in the same place. Add to that a packed graduate workload and the desire to actually unplug and spend time with my sweet, supportive husband and much opportunity is lost.

That’s why when I can’t read much and can’t even write much due to my schedule and my over-stimulated brain, I thought it would be a good plan to take a break in the middle of the week for a roundup of sorts. Not just in terms of missed writing, but also a general check-in.

So welcome to the first Midweek Media Moment. This week…

Patricia Arquette made a call for equal pay for women at the Oscars, but sadly erased non-white and non-straight women in backstage comments. The lesson is: listen, do better.

A friend shared this great piece “Learning from Kanye: A Thought Experiment.” It’s relevant to one of my recent reflections posted on this blog.

Continuing the theme of the Oscars, and writing shared by my people, the director ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ lets us know that just because it’s popular does not mean it isn’t good.

Spanish artist makes profound point by Photoshopping celebrities to look fat.’ I personally find this problematic because of consent issues and the fact that – as the article points out – it seems to overlook the actual people in the fatshion community. Still, it’s worth a read and a think.

And in honor of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, check out the first four minutes of “The Illusionists,” a documentary by Elena Rossini. It seems to have a global focus that other documentaries lack, and I’m excited to see the whole thing!

This MWMM is brought to you by 30 degree weather and defending Millenials. Au revoir!

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2 thoughts on “Midweek Media Moment

  1. Yeah, I should give feedly another try. It was displaying weirdly on my phone, but now I have a new phone so maybe it will fill the Reader shaped hole in my life. 🙂

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