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Onyx Equinox Creator Sofia Alexander Opens Up About Weaving Mythology Into Reality

When the gods of Crunchyroll’s new anime-inspired series Onyx Equinox decide that the fate of humanity should be determined by an epic game, a young boy named Izel’s life takes a turn for the divine and dangerous. He’s tapped to become the one person capable of keeping the living from being sucked into the underworld.Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Mexico, Immigration, Mythology, Animation, Streaming, Anime, Mesoamerica, Crunchyroll, Aztecs, Izel, Inca, Representation, Sofia Alexander, Onyx Equinox

Research shows Hollywood is failing Latinos. People behind 'One Day at a Time' and 'Vida' share how those stories made it to TV and how the industry could push change forward.

Adam Rose/Netflix Shows like "One Day at a Time" and "Vida" earned praise for their nuanced portrayals of Latino characters, but studies show little progress has been made over the past two years in improving representation across TV and film. Business Insider interviewed the people behind these shows as well as researchers, activists, and industry leaders about why Latino communities are still overlooked on screen and how to move Hollywood forward. Showrunner Gloria Calderón Kellett and ...
Tags: TV, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Film, Time, Norman Lear, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Spain, Netflix, Broadway, Starz, Caa, Streaming Video

Reframing women in Namibia’s early history of photography

Women photographers, and black African women photographers in particular, are largely absent from early histories of the medium. This is slowly changing The post Reframing women in Namibia’s early history of photography appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Photography, History, Scholarship, Colonialism, Friday, Namibia, Curation, Collections, Representation, Women Photographers, Anneliese Scherz, Research Archives, Usakos Old Location

Creators of Combat Wheelchair Miniatures on the Challenges of Pushing RPGs to a More Inclusive Future

There’s a popular saying in the cosplay community: “Cosplay is for everyone.” This expands to nerd culture as a whole, but sometimes fandoms need a boost. This is where designer Sara Thompson’s The Combat Wheelchair Dungeons & Dragons mod comes into play. io9 has an exclusive look at two miniatures created in tribute…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Accessibility, Disability, Exclusive, Board Games, RPG, Miniatures, Dungeons And Dragons, Tabletop Games, WHEELCHAIRS, Representation, Adaptive Devices, Sara Thompson

Ayo Edebiri Will Replace Jenny Slate as Missy on Big Mouth

Putting its money where its big mouth is, Netflix has followed through on recasting Jenny Slate in Big Mouth. Read more...
Tags: Science, Race, Netflix, Jenny Slate, Missy, Big Mouth, Representation, Voice Acting, Ayo Edibiri, Ayo Edebiri

Why you should treat your relationship with clients like a partnership

In today’s competitive real estate environment, buyers and sellers are looking for professionals they can trust and rely on. A partnership ensures this happens — and happens successfully. Here's how to communicate that relationship with your clients.
Tags: Opinion, Buyers, Communication, Service, Radio, Client, Agent, Negotiation, Partnership, Advocacy, Sellers, Professionalism, Representation, Brokerage, Select, Agent-Client

D&D's Culturally Sensitive Strahd Revamp Is Here, But It'll Cost You

Over the years, Wizards of the Coast has received justified criticism for its use of racist tropes in Dungeons & Dragons. One target of that concern was the Vistani people, part of the game’s Ravenloft setting, seen in modules such as the Curse of Strahd, a story about a Dracula-type villain which features the Vistani…Read more...
Tags: Science, Racism, RPG, Dungeons And Dragons, Wizards Of The Coast, Tabletop Games, Representation, Strahd

D&D's Culturally Sensitive Strahd Revamp Is Here, But It'll Cost You [Updated]

Over the years, Wizards of the Coast has received justified criticism for its use of racist tropes in Dungeons & Dragons. One target of that concern was the Vistani people, part of the game’s Ravenloft setting, seen in modules such as the Curse of Strahd, a story about a Dracula-type villain which features the Vistani…Read more...
Tags: Science, Racism, RPG, Dungeons And Dragons, Wizards Of The Coast, Tabletop Games, Representation, Strahd

The Adventure Zone TV Show May Feature a New Voice Cast

The novel coronavirus pandemic may have slowed down television production across the world, but animation is one area where things are still happening. The McElroy brothers are hard at work on the pilot for Peacock’s The Adventure Zone animated series—a show that may come with a few surprises, including a potential…Read more...
Tags: Podcast, Science, Nbc, Interview, Animation, Streaming, RPG, Dungeons And Dragons, Tabletop Games, Peacock, McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Representation, Voice Acting, The Adventure Zone, Travis Mcelroy

Big Mouth and Central Park Will Recast Black Characters Currently Being Played by White Actors

White actors voicing animated characters of color has been an issue for as long as animation has existed. It can lead to racist and stereotypical interpretations and just generally unacceptable appropriation. It’s an overdue realization that (finally) led The Simpsons to rethink the character of Apu. This week, at…Read more...
Tags: Science, Race, Netflix, Animation, Streaming, Nick Kroll, Kristen Bell, BoJack Horseman, Central Park, Josh Gad, Big Mouth, Representation, Raphael Bob Waksberg, Apple Streaming, Central Park Will Recast Black Characters, White Actors

Star Wars' Not-So-Brief History of Fleeting LGBTQ+ Representation

The long road to meaningful representation of LGBTQ+ creatives and characters in our popular media is a history interwoven throughout decades of media narratives. For Star Wars, one of the biggest pieces of popular culture in living memory, that story has come in fits and starts—and in many ways, it’s still a story…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Comics, Science, Video Games, Marvel, Disney, Lgbtq, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, George Lucas, Representation, Knights of the Old Republic

Number-crunching the New York Times' bestseller list is not a good look for diversity

"New York Times Best-selling author" is a one of those highly treasured accolades to which most writers aspire. It's the kind of recognition that can make or break a writer's career — even though the numbers are not curated in a plain and simple way. Consider the way that Donald Trump Jr. hacked his way to the top of the list by buying up copies of his own book, in order to become a "New York Times Best-selling author," thus guaranteeing higher sales for his book. (Full disclosure: I do work for...
Tags: Post, Books, News, US, Diversity, New York Times, Literature, John, Times, Bestsellers, Donald Trump Jr, New York Times Best, Representation, Bestseller List, We Need Diverse Books, Ny Times Best-selling Author

The Star Wars Expanded Universe and the Promise of Multitudes

As someone from a mixed-race background, I was used to never seeing myself in my favorite movies, including the Star Wars films. Because I rarely saw myself directly in the media I consumed, I learned to work with what was available. I imagined that there was a planet somewhere in this galaxy that was inhabited by…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Science, Race, Disney, Fans, Lucasfilm, Fandom, Representation, Rose Tico

Mumford -- Art and Technics (xv)

"As against a single person who could use a brush passably, there were thousands who could take reasonably good photographs. Here the first effect of the machine process was to deliver people from the specialist and to restore the status and function of the amateur. Thanks to the camera, the eye at least was reeducated, after having been too long committed to the verbal symbols of print. People awoke to the constant miracles of the natural world, like an invalid long secluded in a dark room, abl...
Tags: Democracy, Power, Jazz, Consumerism, Technics, Mumford, Stefan Kac, Representation, Art And Technics (mumford, Mumford (lewis, Photography And Photographers

Mumford -- Art and Technics (xiv)

"As with printing, photography did not altogether do away with the possibilities of human choice; but to justify their productions as art there was some tendency on the part of the early photographers, once they had overcome the technical difficulties of the process, to attempt to ape, by means of the camera, the special forms and symbols that had been handed down traditionally by painting. Accordingly, in the nineties, American photographs became soft and misty and impressionistic, just when im...
Tags: Communication, Smartphones, Ethics, Jazz, Technics, Expression, Mumford, Stefan Kac, Representation, Art And Technics (mumford, Mumford (lewis, Perfection And Perfectionists, Photography And Photographers, Technics Mumford, Robin Hayward, Vinko Globokar

Kumail Nanjiani's Eternals Superhero Has the Coolest Secret Identity

Unlike most of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s established superheroes, who—aside from Spider-Man—have never really bothered to hide their secret identities, the family of characters at the heart of Eternals have spent thousands of years living among humanity, all the while hiding the fact that they’re a race of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Bollywood, Marvel Studios, Marvel Cinematic Universe, MCU, Kumail Nanjiani, Representation, Chloe Zhao, The Eternals

Marvel's First Big-Screen Queer Couple Will Be Eternals' Haaz Sleiman and Brian Tyree Henry

Last summer, Marvel head Kevin Feige cleared up some confusion about when audiences could expect to see the studio’s first queer superhero fighting to save the world on the big screen. After initial reports that Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie would explore her canonical bisexuality in Thor: Love & Thunder, Feige explained…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Lgbtq, Marvel Studios, Tessa Thompson, Kevin Feige, Representation, Feige, Haaz Sleiman, Brian Tyree Henry, The Eternals, Exclusively Gay Moments

Batman's Latest Scribe on Telling New Stories With One of DC's Oldest Heroes

There are more comics for more people than ever before, but for better or worse, the mainstays aren’t going anywhere. Best known for his work on Batman over at DC Comics, James Tynion IV is very cognizant of how the cycle of comics operates. He knows there’s an art to telling stories that have already been told, and …Read more...
Tags: Video, Science, Interview, Dc Comics, Wonder Woman, Lgbtq, Batman, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, New York Comic Con, Representation, New York Comic Con 2019, James Tynion Iv, DC Comics James Tynion IV

Chris Chibnall Cast a Black Woman as the Doctor, But It’s Only Just a Start

In this week’s episode, “Fugitive of the Judoon,” the BBC’s Doctor Who made history by casting a Black woman, Jo Martin, as the Doctor for the first time in the series’ 57-year history. Let’s talk about it.Read more...
Tags: Science, Race, Doctor Who, Bbc, Steven Moffat, Bbc America, Chris Chibnall, Representation, Jodie Whittaker, Jo Martin

A new study further confirms that most crime TV shows are good PR for cops

Color of Change, a nonprofit founded in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and dedicated to social justice advocacy, and the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center just completed a new study about representation and messaging in police and crime TV shows. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the results backup the revelations from the Washington Post's 2016 investigative series, "Dragnets, Dirty Harrys, and Dying Hard: 100 years of the police in pop culture" — that police department PR machines have long collaborated w...
Tags: Post, Hollywood, News, Washington Post, Cops, Police, Police Impunity, Police Accountability, Representation, Police Corruption, Hollywood Has Problems, Police State Eh, Screen Cops, Police Shows, USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center, Alyssa Rosenberg Washington Post

What The Witcher Gets Wrong (and Right) About Disability Narratives

The world of fantasy has been one of the few genres to regularly include disabled characters, though this inclusion has always come with the concept of disfigurement and grotesquerie. One of the most famous disabled fantasy characters, George R.R. Martin’s Tyrion Lannister, is described in the first volume of the A…Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Disability, Streaming, George R R Martin, Peter Dinklage, Representation, The Witcher, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, Anya Chalotra

It Doesn't Count If Your Character Comes Out in a Junket Interview

In a recent interview with Out, Dame Judi Dench mused about her relationship to Cats and described how she sees her character, Old Deuteronomy as trans because the role has traditionally been portrayed by male actors. Actors really do say the darnedest things, don’t they?Read more...
Tags: Science, Cats, Judi Dench, Lgbtq, Universal, Dame Judi Dench, Representation, Queerness

Attn: filmmakers, we need more than ‘little moments’ of LGBTQ visibility

This Internet was abuzz this week that the news that Kristen Stewart’s character in the new big-screen reboot of Charlie’s Angels is “definitely gay.” How will viewers know that secret agent Sabina prefers the company of women? Apparently, there’s a “little moment” in the film. Elizabeth Banks, writer, director, and star of the film, tells PrideSource: “Kristen’s character is definitely gay in the movie. I mean, she wanted to be gay in the movie and I’m like, ‘Yeah.’ I made sure we kept that li...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Entertainment, Film, Angels, Lifestyle, Film Industry, Cinema, Elizabeth Banks, Beauty and the Beast, Thor, Kristen Stewart, Filmmaker, Power Rangers, Kristen, Tessa Thompson

The Director of Horror Film Sweetheart on Breaking the Rules of Genre

Standing drunk on a beach, looking out at the ocean, filmmaker JD Dillard suddenly had the idea for his next movie.Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Horror, Kiersey Clemons, Blumhouse, Representation, Fantastic Fest, Jd Dillard, Sweetheart, Fantastic Fest 2019

Announcement: Kyoto Asian Studies Group Meeting on September 17, 2019 - “Inspiration Porn and Representations of Deaf People in Japan”

Announcement from H-Japan, September 9, 2019: The speaker for the September meeting of the Kyoto Asian Studies Group is Steven C. Fedorowicz, who will present “Inspiration Porn and Representations of Deaf People in Japan” (see abstract below). The talk will be held on Tuesday, September 17th, 18:00-20:00 in Room 212 of the Fusokan on the Doshisha University Campus (see link below for access information). Abstract Inspiration Porn and Representations of Deaf People in Japan This presen...
Tags: Japan, Media, Identity, Disability, Anthropology, Tokyo, Discrimination, Deaf, Announcement, Kyoto, Social Welfare, Representation, JSL, Barrier-free, Inspiration Porn, Kyoto Asian Studies Group

Charlie Barnett talks about bringing Black gay representation to the new ‘Tales of the City’

"It was the first time I saw a man who looked like me and he was definitely open about his sexuality."
Tags: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Netflix, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Representation, Charlie Barnett, Tales of the City

The gay romance on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ was such a hit that producers will continue it into next season

This season of "Grey's Anatomy" saw the hit medical drama’s first-ever relationship between two gay male doctors.
Tags: Entertainment, Lifestyle, Grey, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Grey's Anatomy, Representation, Alex Landi

Google Is Releasing More Than 50 New Gender-Inclusive Emoji

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, emoji have become a key part of the way that many of us communicate, and that makes representation vitally important to the way they’re designed. With this in mind, Google is releasing 53 new emoji that work to be more gender inclusive. Read more...
Tags: Google, Gender, Science, Emoji, Representation

How Queer Is Star Trek?

Star Trek is not just one of the longest-running sci-fi franchises ever, it is also the most hopeful. The Federation represents the pinnacle of humanity: the idea that we can and will make a better life for each other. Yet, despite Trek’s message of a better future for all, LGBTQ+ characters are few and far between,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Tig Notaro, Star Trek, Lgbtq, Trek, Wilson Cruz, Representation, Ronald D Moore, Jonathan Frakes, Rick Berman, Star Trek Deep Space Nine, The federation, Star Trek Discovery, Star Trek The Next Generation, Star Trek The Original Series