Black Children Matter

I basically inhaled Toni Morrison’s new novel God Help the Child because it left me breathless. It’s a short novel, but it  is so rich in everything: Language, narrative perspectives, themes, settings, characters. The prose is poetic, not as in lovely-beautiful but as in dense with emotional and intellectual heft. Characters and themes are true …

Rich white man Robert H. Richards IV gets no jail time because he “will not fare well” in prison

(trigger warning: rape, child abuse) Robert H. Richards IV raped his 3 year old daughter and abused his toddler. A Delaware Superior Court decided he should get treatment and probation because “he will not fare well” in prison. I thought that’s the point. Seriously: So many young men and women (not only but especially poor …

Brainwashing Woody       

In the great write-up linked above Lili Loofbourow makes a concise, convincing argument: Woody Allen’s own defense narrative is not only inconsistent but shows predatory behavior and the type of manipulation he accuses Mia Farrow of. As a commenter points out, Allen’s actions against Farrow and kids could be called gaslighting.Brainwashing Woody