The story of a Brazilian man who died after performing the role of Judas in the Passion of the Christ inspired writer Ian Belknap to think about this story as a performance piece gone inspirationally wrong.
James Finn Garner argues that the people most irritated about the lack of fiction Pulitzers this year aren't authors. Rather "the screaming about...the slap in the face to the writers" was all coming from publishers and their marketing departments.
The Civil Rights movement has come to the AMC show 'Mad Men' in its fifth season. But writer Samantha Irby isn't sure any of this makes much of a different when all the main characters are white. To Irby, Mad Men "represents the loophole white men have created to dodge the political correctness of current racial and gender equality, and also happens to be a total turnoff to me as woman of color: the Period peace."