Viola Davis talks about the childhood hunger problem in the U.S. at Variety’s annual Power of Women luncheon. (X)
Painful and powerful speech; I checked out the video of it as well.
And as to experience—well, think how little some good poets have had, or how much some bad ones have.
The particulars may be different, and the stakes may be infinitely lower, but the dynamic is an old one, the same one that gave rise to the Know Nothing Party and the anti-busing movement and the Moral Majority. And this is the key to understanding Gamergate: There actually is a real conflict here, something like the one perceived by the Tea Partier waving her placard about the socialist Muslim Kenyan usurper in the White House.
This article by Kyle Wagner for Deadspin is a really great look at the dynamics of #Gamergate that puts it in context with other reactionary ‘movements’ of the past in the U.S. It’s not short, but I can highly recommend it.
Last year, 22-time Emmy award-winning reporter John Stofflet posted this news video he created for KING-TV in 2004, featuring Paul Smith and his artistic talents.