Backtalk: Haute Couture Blackface

This week, Dahlia and Amy are back! They’ve got pop culture picks! They’ve got read, watch, and listen recommendations! They’ve got so many rage-induced opinions! In recent months, controversies have popped up in the news with the discovery of prominent politicians and actors donning blackface and prestige design houses releasing couture designs with unmistakable references to blackface. Amy vs. Dahlia wants to know who should win the Oscar’s Best Picture award! Amy thinks the beautifully-filmed “Roma” is the winner and Dahlia’s brilliant pick is “The Favourite.” What’s your choice? Text “Oscars” to 503-855-6485 to let us know what you think!

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WATCH

Amy can’t get enough of Pen15 out on Hulu. It’s a hilarious and irreverent look at the 7th-grade lives of two BFFs.

READ

The Glass Eye by Jeannie Vanasco is an evocative and heartbreaking exploration of family bonds, mental illness, and memory.

LISTEN

Get into the jangly garage rock vibes of IMAGES with “Quicksand.” You can also buy cassette EP at Painted Blonde.

 

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Amy Lam is Bitch Media’s contributing editor. Find her at @amyadoyzie.