More Thoughts on Beauty and the Beast

Since posting my thoughts on the movie, I've read and watched a bunch of other reviews. Here, I will link to the one that I thought was the best, because it's a detailed and thoughtful analysis that wasn't too much in love with the movie, or hating on it. And because it raises a great point … Continue reading More Thoughts on Beauty and the Beast

Hermione Granger, Emma Watson, and Noma Dumezweni

So, you may have heard about casting of award winning actor Noma Dumezweni as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. And the controversy surrounding that is the reaction of many fans to the fact that the actor is black. Whereas, Hermione is definitely, white right? Not necessarily. J.K. Rowling didn't seem to think … Continue reading Hermione Granger, Emma Watson, and Noma Dumezweni

How Do You Make a Post-Racial Fantasy World?

You know how they say that generally Fantasy stories are set in the past and Sci-Fi stories in the future? I’ve been wondering though, if we want to create a Fantasy world set vaguely in the past, then how should we represent the past? Because the past isn’t sunshine and rainbows. Do we sanitize the … Continue reading How Do You Make a Post-Racial Fantasy World?