- In this fascinating article on Buzzfeed, Syreeta McFadden discusses why dark-skinned people seem to photograph so poorly, and how it contributes to making people of color invisible in western culture. (Critical Writ staff)
- 2016 was the year the House of Mouse dominated the box office. The Verge discusses how Disney's investments (including Marvel and Star Wars) have panned out to make it the most profitable movie studio ever. (Critical Writ staff)
- Huffington Post has 10 comics that show what the polyamorous lifestyle is actually like, and fights the various misconceptions about it. (Critical Writ staff)
For today's musical hit, check out Janelle Monae's Q.U.E.E.N.:
Today's critical rolls:
Did you make a New Years resolution? Care to share? We're not interested in hearing the usual broken ones about getting in shape that everyone makes. We want to know about your unique and interesting resolutions! What are you resolving to do to make 2017 better?
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