‘Precious’ was the anti-Tyler Perry, Tyler Perry-co-produced black film of the year and one of the many straws that broke my camel’s back (my camel is a masochist). While I was grateful for our introduction to the amazing Gabourey Sidibe (Senegal, stand up!), I needed to see more from my movies than the extremely tragic black woman,  or the magic helpless Negro, or the many black men in dresses.

Issa Rae, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl 

Meet us in Riverside Park tonight to hear Issa read more from The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl and to chat with Clare about books, tv, and meaning of life.