In this episode, Neil, Natalia, and Niki discuss the Netflix series “The Queen’s Gambit.”
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- The Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit has become the pandemic’s latest must-see TV. Niki referred to the role of African-American character Jolene, discussed in this Bitch article, and to her own piece on female leads for CNN. Neil cited this piece on Russian prowess at chess from Slate.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia shared New York City mayoral candidate Dianne Morales’ Twitter thread about her portrayal in a New York Times roundup.
- Neil discussed Caitlin Flanagan’s Atlantic article, “Don’t Subject Your Kids to Rudolph.”
- Niki recommended Marianna Cerini’s CNN article, “A Cozy History of the Ugly Christmas Sweater.”