Token Casting Sucks, But It’s a Good Show – Lena Dunham’s GIRLS Season 2 Reviewed

It’s a saying of the art world that a strikingly negative review is as good as a rave. Why? Because it shows the artist is a striking a nerve. So for better or worse, Lena Dunham and Judd Apatow’s HBO comedy GIRLS, which follows four twenty-something white women with artistic aspirations as they bounce and […]

Sunday Reads: Little Bee

Little Bee by Chris Cleave, a British author and journalist whose childhood was at least partially in Cameroon, is one of the most moving, well-crafted novels that I have ever read, period. And it may be the best contemporary portrait of a poor, black girl that I have ever read. (Caveat: I am happy to hear […]