Thankfully, this was the tenth time. I'd been working on this piece for several weeks now, formulating theories, crunching numbers, doing research, attempting (and occasionally landing) interviews. It went live this week, and it's become one of my most widely-read articles--lots of tweets (from not only fellow tweets, but Felicia Day, FAINT), wonderful feedback, links from my favorite film sites, and today, the ultimate goal for a long piece of ambitious writing: a link at Longreads.
So thank you to everyone who took the time (18 minutes, according to Longreads!) to read it, and to share it. And if you haven't yet, well, here ya go.
And as if that wasn't lovely enough, another piece did very well this week too. I'd initially resisted writing anything about the information culled from the Sony Pictures hack, so when I decided to, it was less for salacious gossip than for something genuinely informative about race in Hollywood. Here's that.
And the rest of this week's links: