Michelle Williams in AnOther Magazine/Photo via AnOther
Thanks to films like “Brokeback Mountain” and “My Week With Marilyn,” we already know that Michelle Williams likes to play dress-up. But did she take it too far in her AnOther magazine fashion photo shoot, in which she appeared to be made up like a Native American woman? The magazine claims that the image “in no way intends to mimic, trivialize, or stereotype any particular ethnic group,” but some are upset, and others are vaguely uncomfortable at the very least. Williams ought to know better; awkwardly appropriating Native American culture is so 2012.
In addition to being the author of the poetry-crossover novel Autobiography of Red and the brand-new Red Doc > (yes, the punctuation is part of the title), Anne Carson invented ice bats*. You can learn all this from her New York Times profile, which was based on the contents of three e-mails with the author since she’s also famously reclusive. If you like what you see here, then Red Doc > is probably going to blow your mind.
*Note to self: stop taking credit for ice bats.
When Sam Raimi tackled “Spider-Man” in 2002, they decided to go with a mechanized/armored look for the Green Goblin. However, a video has surfaced that shows an entirely different makeup test, one that adheres a little more closely to what comics fans are used to. What are your thoughts? Did Raimi zig when he should have zagged? Perhaps in the future he’ll go in the other direction.
And finally: I’ve posted a lot of Disney lately, so why not close out the week with Jon Cozart’s saucy (and slightly twisted) summary of what several Disney Princesses experienced “After Ever After.” That’s a lot of four-part harmony for one man to perform a capella! You may observe for yourself below.