- A whites-only basketball league? That’s actually sort of laughably repugnant, to the point where you just assume it has to be a hoax. “We don’t hate black people. We just wish there wasn’t so many of ’em, and they weren’t such gosh darn awful people.” [via]
- Bloomsbury seems to have a problem with black people, too, at least on their book covers. You’d think they’d have learned, after all the controversy over Justine Larbalestier’s YA novel Liar last year, but apparently not.
As Small Beer Press suggests, “Your task this week: buy a book with a person of color on the cover.”
- Meanwhile, Anderson Cooper Rescues Injured Boy from Haiti Earthquake Riot.
- Push is being made into a TV series? Actually, you know, I think this could maybe actually work. As I noted back when I first saw it, Push had an intriguing world that it didn’t do a whole lot with. (Besides filming it in scenic Hong Kong and giving Dakota Fanning an opportunity to film the least convincing drunk scene ever.) There’s room to do something more interesting here. [via]
- And finally, if you’re not reading Letters of Note, you’re missing out on great finds like this.