Weekend Reading: Thinking About "Breaking Bad's" Skyler White

Weekend Reading: Thinking About "Breaking Bad's" Skyler White

Last Sunday, Anna Gunn wrote a piece for The New York Times describing her feelings about the misogynistic backlash against her character on Breaking Bad, Skyler White. It's worth a read, and reveals much about sexism among fan culture. But—and this is unsurprising given that Gunn's writing about a show she's involved in—her piece isn't critical enough of Breaking Bad. Enter: Mo Ryan, the TV critic at the Huffington Post. She penned a piece that, though supportive of Gunn, takes the show to task for its own sexism, particularly in the early seasons.

In anticipation of the new novel from reclusive genius Thomas Pynchon, Boris Kachka follows the author's scant tracks from his Long Island birthplace to the Upper West Side. It makes for an epic piece of reading that'll have you chomping at the bit for Bleeding Cool, Pynchon's heavily touted 9/11 novel. (That's a poor descriptor, but it's the one everyone has globbed on to.)

Ever thought that maybe Toy Story 3 was actually an allegory for the Holocaust? Turns out you aren't alone.

No jokes here—just deep-dive crime journalism on the Aaron Hernandez story, courtesy of Paul Solotaroff and Ron Borges in Rolling Stone.

Teju Cole, the author of the great contemporary New York novel Open City, creates a new dictionary of accepted ideas for The New Yorker. It may sounds unwieldy, but just go with it—it's brilliant.

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