Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 by the year 2020, a decision by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew that will keep Alexander Hamilton safe on the $10. The news has been met with widespread delight, both by those who felt Hamilton—as an important figure in the history of American politics (and the American Treasury)—should not be yanked and by those who felt Jackson—as a man with an extremely dark legacy—should be supplanted by a progressive icon.
Heidi MacDonald of The Beat debunks the myth that people don’t buy comics with diverse leads.
The director of Kodansha’s international business division has spoken out in support of the casting of Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell, arguing that Johansson is a good fit for the role and that the publisher expects the film to bring the source material to a wider audience. The attitude of the manga’s publishing company, and of some Japanese fans, underscores the difference in perspective that often exists between Asian American viewers and Asian viewers.