Hat trick

A superfluous hat trick: I’ll end the day with yet another link to an attempt at serious discussion that fails because, in the end, the topic is really just about superfluous magazines. This time, a transcript of an NPR program, On the Media, exploring the topic of the ethnicity of models appearing on the covers of women’s fashion magazines. This transcript reminds me of an interview I heard the other evening on a BBC broadcast in which the British interviewer was attempting to get two African American professors to claim that Halle Berry was trying to act “too Black” in the current James Bond movie because in the past she had tried to be “too White.” It must have been a cultural thing because neither professor (nor I) could understand what the-the-heck the question meant, nor could they (or I) recall Halle Berry ever being too anything but beautiful.