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Right-Wing News Sites Are Circulating a Fake Story About Syrian Refugees Raping a Child in Idaho

Authorities in Idaho are refuting numerous, conflicting reports on far-right websites that a little girl in the town of Twin Falls was raped at knifepoint by a gang of Syrian refugees. The local prosecutor says the rumors were created by “a small group of people in Twin Falls County whose life goal is to eliminate…

Marvel’s Got an Asian Problem and It’s Not Getting Any Better

One of the latest Marvel casting rumors making the rounds is that Michael Barbieri’s Spider-Man: Homecoming character is based on Ganke Lee, who, in the comics, is the best friend of Miles Morales. Not regular Spider-Man, better known as Peter Parker. In the comics, Ganke Lee is a pudgy Korean-American who looks like…

The Screenwriter for New Biopic of Sufi Poet and Mystic Rumi Wants to Cast...Leonardo DiCaprio

Oscar-winning screenwriter David Franzoni created Gladiator, and now he’s writing the story of a man who battled within the arena of his own mind. The Muslim poet and scholar Rumi lived in 13th century Afghanistan, then the outskirts of the Persian Empire; he is still well beloved, and soon his life will be on the big…

A City in Mississippi Is Finally (Maybe) Integrating Its Schools 62 Years After Brown v. BOE

A federal court has ruled that administrators in Cleveland, Mississippi have three weeks to execute a timeline to integrate the small Bolivar County city’s middle and high schools. They have, rather improbably, remained segregated by race since Brown v. Board of Education, the 1954 landmark Supreme Court case that…

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