- Wife of the Gods
- Children of the Street
- Murder at Cape Three Points
- Gold of our Fathers
- Death by His Grace
- Death at the Voyager Hotel
February 28 – March 6
The week started Sunday with the #OscarSoWhite, which I boycotted on principle (not that I ever watch a complete Oscar–they go on forever.) I heard the show was mostly bad and Chris Rock had an uneven performance.
The lack of black nominees at the Oscars is, of course, a disgrace. Fingers crossed it will be corrected this year with a bunch of excellent movies with high-quality black actors like
Chiwetel Ejiofor, and
Speaking of black, fair-skinned Zoe Saldana was cast in blackface (and body) as dark-skinned Nina Simone.
Whose boneheaded idea was that? I think it’s insulting.
In politics, we saw the rise of The Donald and some Republicans scrambling to tear him down. Sorry, Repubs, you can’t cherry pick in democracy. He’s your frontrunner, so quit whining and own it. What hypocrites. Trump is only expressing in a vulgar way what many (most?) of you secretly think anyway.
And please check out my new paper, Doctor-Writer, Inc., which made its debut this week.
Don’t forget GOLD OF THE FATHERS comes out April 26. Mark the date!