“Daily” Links – 3/1/2016.

Hayley Atwell talks about the season 2 finale of Agent Carter.

Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey will play Roland Deschain and the man in black, respectively, in a long-awaited film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series.

Akiba Solomon on why she disliked Chris Rock’s Oscars’s monologue. I agree wholeheartedly with these points. For me, I felt that I understood the strategy that Chris Rock decided to employ for his Oscar’s monologue, and it was fascinating to watch the predominantly-white audience go from fits of laughter when Rock was making fun of the boycotters to nervous titters when Rock started making fun of them. However, in my opinnion, he went too far into trivializing the civil rights struggles that are currently ongoing and his focus on Jada Pinkett-Smith was, as Solomon points out in detail, uncalled for and deeply sexist.

Melissa Harris-Perry parts ways with MSNBC in what appears to be a trend at the station to preempt shows hosted by people of color in order to make way for election programing that offers better competition with networks like Fox News.

29 Black History Month books you weren’t assigned to read in school.

Apple will square off with the director of the FBI before a congressional panel on Tuesday. At issue, whether or not the company can be compelled to create a tool designed to unlock the iPhone of one of the San Bernadino shooters.

Rebecca Roache breaks down the taboo of swearing, exploring how such taboos develop and what the implications are of treating swearing like a moral offense rather than a breach of etiquette.

Nkenge Harmon Johnson and Kelly Sue DeConnick talk about the struggles and responsibilities of fighting for self-definition as aging women in a male-dominated world fixated on the culture of youth.


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