Links for January 24, 2016

Finding the exact date of the day Ice Cube refers to in his classic song “Today Was A Good Day”

Dear Academy: Here’s What a Completely Nonwhite Set of Acting Nominees Could Look Like

Today’s Academy Awards nominations were great news for a whole lot of people in Hollywood. Just not people of color. For the second straight year, all 20 acting nominees are white, and everybody’s noticing.... Of course, part of the Academy’s problem is that they too often can’t seem to look beyond what’s traditional. In a better world, there are dozens of nonwhite performers who could fill up an entire ballot’s worth of nominations. In fact, here’s what a completely nonwhite set of acting nominees from 2015 would look like.

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