Oct 11, 2019
Our guest on today's episode of the B&N Podcast is the journalist and bestselling author Shea Serrano, whose unconventional, hilarious and insightful works put the writer's obsessions with sports, movies, and music into a dialogue with big issues like race, class, gender — who gets to take center stage and who wields cultural power. In books like The Rap Year Book and Basketball (and Other Things), Serrano proved that when you're in the hands of the right writer, a subject can come alive for super fans and newbies alike. Serrano is back with Movies (and Other Things), in which he takes on everything from defining the Mean Girls expanded universe to what it means for marginalized people to see themselves represented on screen. He sat down just before the book's publication with B&N's Miwa Messer for a wide-ranging conversation about the movie moments he loves — and why they matter.