A cornucopia of idea-feasts from around the web this week.
From Aymar Jean Christian on Televisual, “She Got Problems” Will Make You Sing and Laugh on Alison McDonald’s hilarious web shorts.
From Kendra James on Racialicious, a great post on race, cosplay, and fandom: “Race + Fandom: When Defaulting to White isn’t an Option”
And also on Racialicious (via Ashley C.): “Why the Pretty White Girl YA Cover Trend Needs to End,” by Ellen Oh.
A cool post on “Seeing Income Inequality from Space” over at Per Square Mile.
Are you a chaos muppet or an order muppet? Dahlia Lithwick at Slate poses the most important personality-defining question of our time.
Nature is harsher and more complicated than we tend to imagine: J.B. MacKinnon’s “False Idyll” at Orion
Examining the new generation of action heroines with Inkoo Kang
Why (and whether) we laugh at jokes about taboo subjects: Michael Rottman at The Morning News