- Julie Sprankles over at Bustle asks how effective can feminism be if it fails to address the experiences of all who need it? She lists the 10 ways to expand the scope of your feminism in the coming year.
- Scott & Dargis at the New York Times discuss how movies tackled race and class in 2016, and lists a bunch of great movies you might have missed in the noise of the box office bigwigs like Disney and DC.
- Artist Leila Abdelrazaq discusses her representation of Palestinian diaspora, and how comics can be an excellent medium to make dense and complicated issues more easily digestible for people.
For today's musical hit, we have an oldie but goodie: "Some Boys" by Death Cab for Cutie.
Today's critical roll:
What kind of non-blockbuster movies did you like in 2016? This could include foreign films, indie films, or documentaries, etc. Let us know what we've missed in all the noise of Star Wars and comic book films!
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