Media & Literature

Media & Literature

Processing your core love unit in peril requires deep work of the mind and soul.

To maintain sanity, I escaped a lot to the wilds of the shore, particularly Assateague Island.

The internet was kinda sad this week

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.

'Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving' is a guide to getting away with doing a little less

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.

So much happened on the internet this week

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

The internet was full of rupture this week

Amy Sherald’s Breonna Taylor painting, the future of museums, Chadwick Boseman, Jacob Blake, the NBA strikes, and more

Leilani’s debut brims with the potential energy of a young artist battling precarity

Global pandemic notwithstanding, the future was always bleak. But the desire for the good life, or some semblance of it, is a stubborn flame.

The internet did its thing.

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.

The internet was kind of amazing this week

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

The internet was GOOD this week!

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.

Just as Leo's bold personality can be a lot to process, so is 'Parakeet'

This month’s book, Parakeet by Marie-Helene Bertino, is what I call a handful.

John Lewis in his own words, Noname’s book club, Keyshia Cole 15 years later, #challengeaccepted, Hong Kong's delayed election, and more

So much happened in the past two weeks, but I tried to ease my way back into the internet.

Baynard Woods and Brandon Soderberg talk about corrupt cops and the craft of writing collaboratively

In the book, I Got a Monster: The Rise and Fall of America’s Most Corrupt Police Squad, authors Baynard Woods and Brandon Soderberg critically examine the tales of terror and havoc wrought by the BPD in a previously unseen way. 

Viola Davis and Dario Calmese, Mary Trump, Nick Cannon, Naya Rivera, Megan Thee Stallion, and more

This week the internet was surprising, and almost all of my picks are about a person.

Michaela Coel, Ziwe Fumudoh, Killer Mike, canceling cancel culture, Beirut’s waste, a big victory for Native Americans, stop dining out

The internet was kinda great this week and it was filled with profiles and interviews.

Finding Cancer's courage to leave its protective, outer crab shell

The challenges of Blackness and queerness are central in this book, articulated together through the lens of family.

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