Thursday, June 3, 2010

links of the day and an observation on "correct" fiction

Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story | Video on Amusingly to me, this gets cited by the anti-racists who want people of color to tell a single story, even though the point of not telling a single story is to tell many, many, many different stories. Indeed, I tentatively propose that if your story is ideologically perfect, it is awful fiction. I'm curious about why Nnedi Okorafor took down her post about Avatar, but her latest one reinforces an ancient observation: academics and ideologues often have expectations of what stories should be that are completely in opposition to what stories are.

What Not to Say When Your Company Is Ruining the World - Newsweek

Encourage Walking with Urban Planning: Scientific American Podcast

Eat less meat to save the planet - UN - Telegraph

Because this is my favorite superhero of all time, even though I haven't read comics for ages: First Images of Captain America Costume