Mid-March Digest

A few recent top 10's in entertainment, for the coming weeks in self-isolation.

Top 10: Essays That I've Read Recently

  1. CJ Hauser, "The Crane Wife" in The Paris Review

  2. Sophie Lewis, "Who Liberates the Slaves?" in The White Review

  3. Angelica Jade Bastién, "It Doesn't Take Much to Be an Unruly Woman" in Vulture

  4. Philippa Snow, "Brilliant Muscles" in The White Review

  5. Elizabeth Schambelan, "Everybody Knows" in n+1

  6. Lauren Michele Jackson, "When ‘Representation Matters’ Becomes a Meaningless Rallying Cry" in Vulture

  7. Elizabeth Renzetti, "Wealth won't save America - let alone the world" in The Globe & Mail

  8. Rachel Eve Moulton, "On the Haunted Lives of Girls and Women" in Literary Hub

  9. Michelle Chihara, "In Renouncing the Myths of Old California, Did Joan Didion Deflect Responsibility?" in Literary Hub / from the book Slouching Toward Los Angeles

  10. Michael Almereyda, "Badlands: Misfits" for Criterion

Top 10: Books That I've Read Recently

  1. Miriam Toews, A Complicated Kindness

  2. Ocean Vuong, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

  3. Négar Djavadi, Disoriental

  4. Maggie Nelson, Bluets

  5. bell hooks, Black Looks: Race and Representation

  6. Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own (third re-read)

  7. Tara Westover, Educated: A Memoir

  8. Gayle Salamon, The Life and Death of Latisha King: A Critical Phenomenology of Transphobia

  9. bell hooks, Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom

  10. Aruna D'Souza, Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in Three Acts

Top 10: Films That I've Seen Recently

  1. Claire Denis, Beau Travail (1999)

  2. Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Kathleen Hepburn, The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (2019) - Netflix

  3. Jacques Rivette, Jeanne la Pucelle (1994) - Kanopy

  4. Hirokazu Kore-eda, Shoplifters (2018) - Netflix

  5. Věra Chytilová, Daisies (1966) - Criterion, Kanopy

  6. Céline Sciamma, Water Lilies (2001) - Criterion

7. Jacques Rivette, The Nun/La Religieuse (1966) - Criterion

8. Terrence Malick, Badlands (1973)

9. Alma Ha'arel, Honey Boy (2019) - Amazon

10. Sally Potter, Ginger & Rosa (2012) - Kanopy

Top 10: Songs That I've Been Listening To

  1. Sharon Van Etten, Seventeen

  2. Lana del Rey, Mariner's Apartment Complex

  3. Haim, The Steps

  4. fka Twigs, Home With You

  5. Frankie Cosmos, Young

  6. Videoclub, Roi

  7. Frankie Cosmos, Owens

  8. Kelsey Lu, Time

  9. Corinne Bailey Rae, Put Your Records On

  10. The Cranberries, Dreams

Top 5: Short Films Streaming for Free

  1. Andrea Arnold, Wasp

  1. Julie Dash, Illusions

  1. Vincent Haycock & Kelsey Lu, Shades of Blue

  1. Rosemary Butcher, Body as Site

  1. Crystal Moselle, That One Day


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