Film

"On the Difficulties of the Movie Star"

Kevin D. Williamson nicely analyzes the #OscarsSoWhite kerfuffle. I especially like this bit:

Ice Cube, a black rapper and actor who is in the interesting position of having this year produced a well-regarded film about his own career starring his son as himself, scoffed at the controversy, with some appreciation for the fact that being a movie star is a pretty good life, regardless of whether one is celebrated at the very pinnacle of celebrity culture: “It’s like crying about not having enough icing on your cake,” Mr. Cube said. “It’s just ridiculous.”

And if you happened to miss it, also see big Liberal Bill Maher's explanation of the phenomenon.