In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...

[Content Note: Guns; death; terrorism] The "mental illness" narrative has begun: "Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the slain 32-year-old suspected killer of a Canadian Forces soldier near Parliament Hill, was a labourer and small-time criminal—a man who had had a religious awakening and seemed to have become mentally unstable."

[CN: Police brutality; racism; death] After a report allegedly supporting Officer Darren Wilson's account of his fatally shooting Michael Brown was leaked to the media, the Justice Department is not happy: "The U.S. Department of Justice condemned the leaks Wednesday as 'irresponsible and highly troubling' and said, 'There seems to be an inappropriate effort to influence public opinion about this case.'"

[CN: Racism and spoilers for Dear White People ] Carimah Townes explores "The Kind of Racism That Dear White People Overlooks."

[CN: Fat hatred; misogyny; use of marginalizing language at link] A new study has found that fat women face lots of discrimination in the workplace (which fat women have been saying for years, of course): "[Fat] women are more likely to work in lower-paying and more physically demanding jobs; less likely to get higher-wage positions that include interaction with the public; and make less money in either case compared to [thin and in-betweenie] women and all men. ...A [very fat] woman working in an occupation with an emphasis on personal interaction will earn almost 5 percent less than a [not-fat] woman working in an occupation with exactly the same emphasis. Even after taking differences in education and socioeconomic status into account, there seems to be no scenario where being overweight becomes an advantage for a woman."

Here's a great interview with Jeff Bridges being typically terrific.

A shitty quality trailer for Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron got leaked online, so Marvel went ahead and just put it online. Are you excited about this film? Couldn't care less? Utterly indifferent? James Spader is voicing Ultron, so that means I am going the end.

Here's an interview with Keanu Reeves, for all the Keanu-heads. Dear Studios: Offer him all the roles. Love, Liss.

And finally: Stop doing the weather report and play with meeeeeeeeeee!

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