Media & Literature
Media & Literature
The internet was a mix of amazing profiles, personal essays and long reads, and batshit American politics.
The internet was kinda all over the place this week and I really didn’t want to be on it.
The internet was very sad and kinda all over the place this week, as was I.
To maintain sanity, I escaped a lot to the wilds of the shore, particularly Assateague Island.
Drinking with Nikki Giovanni and Tressie McMillan Cottom, the unfinished story of Emmett Till, how it is expensive to be poor, philanthropy mostly helps the rich, the end of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and more.
A time-management guide mixed with tidbits of neuroscience, social science, history, and personal reflection, 'Do Nothing' is ideal for our dear Virgos who love to improve on any aspect of their lives.
Jesmyn Ward’s grief, Julia Bullock on poetry, Margie Hendrix’s unforgettable voice, we don’t know Mariah Carey, Niecy Nash comes out, and more
Amy Sherald’s Breonna Taylor painting, the future of museums, Chadwick Boseman, Jacob Blake, the NBA strikes, and more
Global pandemic notwithstanding, the future was always bleak. But the desire for the good life, or some semblance of it, is a stubborn flame.
Michelle Obama, USPS, COVID-19 long-haulers, a back-to-school rap, the details of Aretha Franklin and Smokey Robinson’s masterful duet, Megan Thee Stallion on Tory Lanez, and more.
Janelle Monáe on Stacey Abrams, Kimberly Drew on Janet Mock, Zadie Smith on Toyin Ojih Odutola, the Verzuz Effect, what MasterClass really sells, and more
Highlights: the Beirut Explosion, how the pandemic defeated America, American racism, digital blackface, Simone Biles, the Olympic Games, beautiful pictures of Rihanna, stunning photos of Megan Thee Stallion, WAP, and Padma Lakshmi.
So much happened in the past two weeks, but I tried to ease my way back into the internet.