DISCOURSE DISH: Peter David and Fallen Idols — a Personal Narrative

DISCOURSE DISH: Peter David and Fallen Idols — a Personal Narrative

This week, I wasn’t sure I would get a Discourse Dish out.  I have an interview to do today with Steve Orlando, after all.  And I hoped that I would have nothing to report on, no discourse to get involved in. And then I had to face the fall of an old idol. By now many people have heard about the antiziganist (anti-Romani) rant that Peter David went on on Friday.  For those who haven’t:…

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FANTASTIC FOUR’s Michael B. Jordan Fires Back at Racist Outrage

FANTASTIC FOUR’s Michael B. Jordan Fires Back at Racist Outrage

When it comes to online flame wars, trolls and racists had better beware of the Human Torch himself, Michael B. Jordan. The outrage over his casting from certain dark corners of the internet was, sadly, quite predictable. The color-blind casting of an African-American actor (however talented that actor may be) as founding member Johnny Storm, was certain to draw the ire of purists who wanted to see the lily-white visual aesthetic of the 1961 comic…

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