Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

02 Jun 2013, 8:35 a.m.


Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2013 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Yesterday I was waiting on a subway platform and saw an ad for "The Hangover Part III" (with "The End" at the top), and a movie ad stating "This Is The End". "Wow, they're really saturating the market with ads for that Hangover sequel," I thought. And then I saw they had different writing credits. It turns out these are two separate movies by, for, and about groups of white men.

Also, on our trip to Amsterdam, when Leonard was talking with me about art, I finally figured out that "De Stijl" was the name of an art movement, not just one guy (named Willem De Stijl or something) who was Mondrian's mentor or something.