Opinionator: A Complete guide to “Hipster racism”. Sigh.

Hipster Racism? Geez, in my day it was “hip to be a square”. Oh wait,  that was Sesame Street. Opinionator: April 27.

“A Complete Guide to ‘Hipster Racism’,” by Lindy West, Jezebel.

There’s been a lot of talk these last couple of weeks about “hipster racism” or “ironic racism”—or, as I like to call it, racism. It’s, you know, introducing your black friend as “my black friend”—as a joke!!!—to show everybody how totally not preoccupied you are with your black friend’s blackness.

Read it at Jezebel

“Picture yourself without privacy,” by Terry Sweetman, The Courier-Mail

In the space of a week, I have learnt more about Clive James than I need to know and more about Peter Slipper than I want to know.

Read it at The Courier-Mail

“Gorillas and the pissed,” by David Penberthy, The Punch

If you want to run a profitable pub you can do worse than make sure it’s located next to a newspaper office. There are probably plenty of publicans who retired early due to the enthusiastic drinking habits of journalists.

Read it at The Punch

“Gay Jesus: From His Lips to God’s Ears,” by Kergan Edwards-Stout, The Huffington Post

Terrence McNally’s play Corpus Christi has been captivating audiences and drawing detractors ever since its debut, 14 years ago. 

Read it at The Huffington Post

“The world’s deadliest bioterrorist,” by staff writers, The Economist

Some things are best kept secret. It is hard, for instance, to argue that public interest dictates publishing the blueprints for an atom bomb.

Read it at The Economist

“Why Hunger Games Is The New Little House on the Prairie,” by Michael Ann Dobbs, io9

At a recent New York panel on historical young adult fiction, a group of authors and moderators began by insisting that reports of the subgenre’s death were greatly exaggerated. And yet, the truism that historical fiction is dead to teenagers is widespread in the industry.

Read it at i09

-Lara Lauth-