As representation debate rages, Latinx creators tell Hollywood: ‘Just open the door’

Christel Deskins

TV writers Diana Mendez, left, and Judalina Neira formed the Latina TV Writers Brunch Group and La Lista to represent the Latina community in Hollywood. <span class="copyright">(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)</span>
TV writers Diana Mendez, left, and Judalina Neira formed the Latina TV Writers Brunch Group and La Lista to represent the Latina community in Hollywood. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

The outrage was instant and loud. And warranted.

No Latinx creatives appeared in any of the major categories when nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards were announced earlier this week. How is that even possible, people raged, especially given “One Day at a Time’s” tongue-in-cheek laughs, “Vida’s” queer joy and “Los Espookys'” oddball humor?

The erasure of Latinos is not exactly news, though. Over the last five years, 82% of nominees in 19 Primetime Emmy categories were white. A mere 1% were Latino.

As the subsequent backlash to this year’s nominations reignites debate about Hollywood’s failure to represent Latinx characters on-screen, a movement toward inclusion behind the camera is taking place behind the scenes.

One morning in 2015, about

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Enjoy red, white, sparkling or vintage bottles delivered right to your door

Christel Deskins

The Independent/ iStock
The Independent/ iStock

Even as we start to ease out of lockdown, there are a few habits we’ve picked up in 2020 that we’re keen to continue with – and getting just about everything delivered to our door is definitely one of them. Online wine shops have really come into their own this year, with more of us wanting to stock up the home bar while our favourite drinking dens were closed – and online wine retailers have seen a dramatic increase in sales as a result. Winebuyers reported its sales increased by 817 per cent over the period of March, April and May, against an industry average of 400 per cent.

As much as we love geeking out about the latest releases in person, the online experience can often be (dare we say it) even better. Not only can you confidently set your budget and filter your preferences, without

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Enjoy monthly gifts delivered to your door

Christel Deskins

The Independent
The Independent

Adulting isn’t always easy. What with having to hold down a job, pay bills on time, maintain a social life, and stay in contact with friends and family, most of us don’t have time to restock the fridge, let alone the bathroom cabinet or coffee pot.

That’s where subscription boxes come in. As well as making ideal gifts, these delivered-to-door services alleviate the task of regular online shopping or the pain of going to the shops, which means you can spend more time doing, well, just about anything else.

With that nirvana firmly in mind, we went in search of the best subscription boxes for men.

After a month of snacking, sipping, showering, shaving and spritzing, we came up with a list of the top 12 – each tested for its ability to make life easier, more fun or just generally a little more bearable.

From the services

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