Media & Literature

Media & Literature

10 Must-Read Articles This Week

David Foster Wallace was a jerk, Macaulay Culkin is not who you think he is, Jeanne Calment might not have been the oldest living person, Joshua Yaffa’s Russia is worth paying attention to, the power of Parasite, and more.

Heidi Daniel and the Enoch Pratt Free Library

Libraries as places of possibility regardless of social class enabled Daniel to experience a larger world outside the one she lived in and imagine a variety of prospects that life might hold for her. That capacity drives her vision for the Pratt.

Highlights: Having a hobby, academy jerks, Meghan McCain’s tears, the pain of Oprah, the first drag queen was a former slave, Tressie McMillan Cottom, J.Lo and Shakira’s Super Bowl, Christine Sun Kim’s patriotic act, how we make homes, and Erykah Badu’s pussy.

Brexit finally happened, coronavirus is a global epidemic, apparently you don’t need witnesses (or evidence) in an impeachment trial, and I am highkey VERY concerned about PETA.

Some crazy shit punctuated a mostly boring week on the internet—but there were also some quiet hidden gems.

Highlights: What The Oscars got wrong, shifting our perspective on monuments, a royal exit, the sometimes tragedy of birth, meditating on cats and Elizabeth Bishop, the politics of textiles, the popularization of Botox, you probably aren’t Beyoncé’s friend, and the Bernie/Warren spat.

Fleishman Is in Trouble, Three Women, and Queenie

If there are any men who want to understand the way a woman’s mind and body works, kindly add these three books to your list.

Wow wow wow!!! It is the end of the decade... or is it?!?! Apparently when the decade ends is debatable! Anyway, at the beginning of 2010 I had just turned ...

The year is almost over, so this week is dedicated to best of 2019 lists. But the internet was also filled with coverage of Trump’s impeachment, and some really lovely ...

The internet was lowkey really nice this week. Highlights: Beyoncé gave an interview, Solange gave a lot of people a very good reason to procrastinate, the NFL proved Colin Kaepernick ...

The internet was very interesting this week! Highlights: Robert Lowell’s art of losing, Detroit’s archives, Solange is the GOAT, Jeremy O. Harris’s Slave Play, translating a person, what "authenticity" means in ...

Scarlett Johansson pretended to be woke. Taylor Swift was named Artist of the Decade. The internet was kinda weird this week, more interesting stuff happened off of it.  Highlights: the ...

The internet was chill this week. Highlights: Singing across an ocean, Anne Midgette left the Washington Post, Mister Rogers, the new feminism, the creation of slang, love terms, Gritty's popularity, ...

In general, I was not into the internet this week. Highlights: a journey through grief, the things we carry from our parents, white supremacy is America’s original pyramid scheme, the ...

The internet was kinda weird this week. There was a lot of interesting stuff. But also some real bullshit. Highlights: The fight for the Amazon, T.I. proves himself to be ...

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