Feature image of Brittney Griner and her wife Cherelle Griner by Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Please excuse any typos in tonight’s round up, as of yesterday my keyboard, which has been slowly dying, has no: i,e,t,s key OR A WORKING SPACEBAR! I promise I’m getting it fixed just as soon as I can.
Queer as in F*ck You
Evan Rachel Wood Faced Her Fear. “I just couldn’t bear living my life like that for one more second or the thought of it happening to anybody else.”
Saw This, Thought of You
We have updates on Brittney Griner (her detention in Russia has been extended until May 19th). Once again, I never know what to say or if it hurts more than it helps to make noise, but all of our strength and love to BG, her wife Cherelle, and their family. We’re counting the days until you’re home safe and we’re not forgetting you, not even for a second.
And also if there’s one voice I want to read on Brittney Griner, it’s Jemele Hill: Brittney Griner’s Plight Says More About America Than Russia
Speaking of women’s basketball, NCAA: ‘Much More Work to Be Done’ to Achieve Tournament Equity. Happy March Madness to all the sports gays who celebrate.
What Lies Beneath Hip Hop’s Swagger. Danyel Smith is a music journalist and former EIC of Vibe magazine (current host of the Black Girl Songbook podcast on Spotify), for sure I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing now if I hadn’t grown up reading her words and seeing her at the helm. Anyway this piece for the NYT does what she does best. It’s a truly excellent read even if you didn’t grow up loving hip hop like I did.
How Gullibility Became Our New Normal. “Distrust in the authority of traditional sources has led to the credulous embrace of online bunk.”
I’m still in mourning, okay!?!? The Baby-Sitters Club Wasn’t Enough for Netflix Anymore. “The show was critically acclaimed and widely watched. The algorithm didn’t care.”
‘We Are Being Hunted’: One Year After Atlanta Spa Shootings, Asian Americans Are More Scared Now Than Ever. “Reports of anti-AAPI incidents are on the rise — and advocates are urging policymakers to do more to help.”