Here are just a smattering of good reads from around the web this week. Enjoy! And if you have any links you think we should include in our weekly round-ups, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jay Smooth on Hip Hop, Conspiracy Theories, and the Prison Industrial Complex, from Ill Doctrine.
The new F/X comedy, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, show featuring W. Kamau Bell, discussed on Racialicious, sounds amazing!
John Scalzi uses video games to explain how privilege works; the crowd goes wild (the post goes viral).
Alyssa Rosenberg at ThinkProgress on the race and gender demographics of the new fall TV lineup.
A Few Awesome Things About Being Disabled by Sarah Eyre.
On the coverage of the tragic death of Lorena Xtravaganza, by Autumn Whitefield-Madrano.
At The New York Review of Books, Elaine Blair explores how Girls “raises questions in its opening episodes about how young women are to understand and make use of their sexual freedom.”
And Sarah S. passes along a slideshow of photographs by artist Jen Davis (and an accompanying interview) that deal with body image, weight, and perception.