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  1. the academy
    The Academy Announces New Representation and Inclusion StandardsThe standards will apply to Best Picture nominees.
  2. apologies
    Alison Brie Regrets Voicing a Vietnamese-American CharacterBrie voiced Diane Nguyen on Bojack Horseman.
  3. the academy
    The Oscars Are Opening Up More Seats at the Best Picture TableThe Academy is taking new steps to not be so white.
  4. the discourse
    When ‘Representation Matters’ Becomes a Meaningless Rallying CryMore than any recent controversy, Penguin’s failed Diverse Editions initiative bluntly exposed how empty the idea has become.
  5. anniversaries
    30 Years Ago, The Women of Brewster Place Cracked Open the Door for Queer TVFor one night in 1989, this Oprah-produced miniseries brought black lesbians to the forefront of pop culture.
  6. representation
    Why Are Latinx Stories Still So Rare on TV?The showrunners of One Day at a Time and Vida talk Hollywood, Latinx representation, and the “alchemy” of seeing yourself on TV.
  7. representation
    Matt Smith Makes Heroin Analogy in Defense of Playing a Gay Character“Where does it stop?”
  8. diversity
    The Grammys Are Trying to Bring Inclusion Riders to the Music IndustryThe power of Frances McDormand only grows.
  9. representation
    BoJack Horseman’s Biggest Mystery: Is Todd Supposed to Be Latino?A candid answer from BoJack creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg.
  10. first person
    17 Years After 9/11, I’m Still a Terrorist in Hollywood’s EyesThis week, we observe the anniversary of 9/11 and start a new fall TV season. As unconnected as those may seem, they are totally intertwined for me.
  11. couldn't help but wonder
    Sarah Jessica Parker Says Sex And The City’s Lack of Diversity Seems ‘Tone-Deaf’Unlike Samantha Jones, the show has not aged well.
  12. representation
    Why Did Magnum P.I.’s Showrunner Think He Didn’t Hire Any Latinx Writers?More than an embarrassing moment, it illustrates Latinx Hollywood’s frustration with its continued invisibility.
  13. representation
    Kelly Marie Tran Writes Moving Essay on Racism, Toxic Fans: ‘I Am Not Giving Up’She reintroduced herself with her real name, Loan.
  14. grammys
    Recording Academy Admits It Doesn’t Have Enough Women MembersOnly 21 percent of Grammy members identify as women, according to NARAS.
  15. representation
    Gina Rodriguez Calls Latino Underrepresentation in Film ‘Heartbreaking’“The underrepresentation of Latinos in Hollywood both on and off screen is not just a feeling; it’s a sad reality.”
  16. Chris Pratt: Saying No One Makes Movies About People Like Me Was ‘Pretty Stupid’Time to backtrack.
  17. grammys 2017
    Grammys to Include Transgender Woman, Man Among Trophy Presenters for First Time“The ability to present a trophy has nothing to do with one’s gender.”
  18. representation
    The BAFTAs Will Soon Exclude Non-Diverse FilmsA massive step towards representational parity.
  19. representation
    Homeland Co-Creator Talks Muslim RepresentationThe showrunner doesn’t want his programs to be “a midwife to these base ideas.”
  20. representation
    Quantico Will Never Feature a Muslim TerroristThat’s showrunner Josh Safran’s rule.
  21. chat room
    Hayden Szeto on His Edge of Seventeen Breakout“I just want to represent Asian-Americans well without beating that headline into the ground.”
  22. mulan
    Disney Promises Live-Action Mulan Will Cast an Asian Love InterestRumors had swirled that the studio was considering a white male love interest.
  23. diversity
    Michelle Obama Explains Why Representation in Pop Culture Matters“For so many people, television and movies may be the only way they understand people who aren’t like them.”
  24. representation
    TV Has Very Few Disabled Actors, Study SaysOnly four actors with disabilities were reportedly cast in the top ten shows of the 2015-2016 season.
  25. videology
    Ashley Graham Stars With Joe Jonas in DNCE VideoAshley Graham breaks even more ground.
  26. representation
    GLAAD Study Fails Disney, Paramount, Warner BrosOf the 126 releases from major studios, only 22 included LGBT characters.
  27. diversity
    New Study Confirms Hollywood’s Lack of DiversityA USC study found an “epidemic of invisibility” for women and people of color.
  28. ‘Live on Broadgay’ and the Scourge of ‘Adjective’ Comedy“In life and in representations of life,” writes theatre director Anne Bogart, “so much has been done before and said before that they have […]
  29. Standup Guy Branum Wrote a Great Piece About Diversity and Representation […]“Isn’t that the fascinating irony of being under-represented in media? That when your group is finally represented, your response is a sharp, […]