Hooray for Thursday.
• If the Senate approves Obama’s new nominee for the Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden will be the first woman and the first African American to be the nation’s librarian.
• Twenty-seven film industry pros—including Effie Brown and Mindy Kaling—discuss what it’s like to work in Hollywood if you’re not a straight, white man. [New York Times]
• What roles do women win Oscars for? The number one answer is “wife.” [Indiewire]
• Jamilah King has a powerful essay: “How Black women like me reckon with America’s political process.” [Mic]
• Here are five things about witches to keep in mind before seeing new film The Witch. [Autostraddle]
• The whole right-wing Oregon standoff cost taxpayers more than $3 million. [Guardian]
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