hey there... it's been a while.
this time around, it'll be a whole month's worth of good content instead of just 2 weeks.
so much has gone on in the world since last time. i hope you all are doing well and taking good care of yourselves plus those around you. spread love!
favorite watches, reads + listens (for all of september lol)
- icarus - netflix documentary on sports doping turned full-fledged russian olympic scandal (if you only consume like one of any of my recommendations, pls watch this!!!!!!!) (read this on it)
- ozark - netflix original show. it's got drug money, witty writing plus jason bateman and i love him a lot.
- ok i finally got around to watching big little lies and it is SO GOOD. once you get over the overly dramatic white PTA drama, it gets more complex and is totally entertaining. it's just a mini-series with just about the right amount of episodes.
- insecure - most of my friends already watch, but if you still haven't, what are you even doing??? just finished the finale and WOW i have so many feelings
- riverdale - lol you probably will think it's trash tv but it is so good!!! i used to love reading archie comics in elementary school, although the tv show is only barely like it. also, cole sprouse 😍😍
reading… (long list!! it's all good stuff but obviously it's your choice what you choose to click on :-)
- refinery29's money diary series has been a constant favorite. it's a daily series that features women sharing how they spend their hard-earned $$ for 7 days straight. people never really straight up talk about money and how much of it they spend, so it's interesting to see how people decide what to spend their money on.
- Secondhand Hurricane - shea serrano on watching hurricane harvey from afar
- The Decline of the American Laundromat
- Teaching White Students Showed Me The Difference Between Power and Privilege
- To Understand Rising Inequality, Consider the Janitors at Two Top Companies, Then and Now
- What a Fraternity Hazing Death Revealed About the Painful Search for an Asian-American Identity - from earlier in august, read if you haven't already!!
- The Podcast Made From Inside Prison
- Why the Myth of Meritocracy Hurts Kids of Color
- Affirmative Action as Reparations
- What It’s Truly Like to Be a Fashion Model
- DACA’s beneficiaries landed good jobs, enrolled in college, and contributed to society
- What White Parents Can Do to Help Desegregate Schools
- *The Quitting Economy
- How to Fix the Person You Love
- Inside Patreon, The Economic Engine of Internet Culture
- How Two Brothers Turned Seven Lines of Code Into a $9.2 Billion Startup
- The Internet Is Built for Advertisers
- How BuzzFeed’s Tasty Conquered Online Food
- Elaine Welteroth,Teen Vogue’s Refashionista
- Both Sides of a Breakup: Her Heart Wasn’t in New York - part of the cut's really great series where exes tell both sides of a breakup lol
- The Unexpected Value of the Liberal Arts
- honestly, the whole new york times magazine education issue on how profound education inequality has become & the children who still race racism in the american education system:
- Choosing a School for My Daughter in a Segregated City (old but Good)
- I am the World's First Abortion Refugee
- Behind a $13 shirt, a $6-an-hour worker
- How I Overcame My Anger as a Black Writer Online
- women are making the best rock music right now (interactive nyt piece!!)
- You’ll Never Be Famous — And That’s O.K.
- The First White President
listening… (podcasts unless stated otherwise)
- kerning cultures: these two lanes could take us anywhere
- *the whole sporkful series: your mom's food
- pt 2 midwest meets masala
- pt 4 til pork do us part
- showcase: ways of hearing
- *reply all: #102 long distance, part 2!!!
- criminal 72: bears, birds, and bones
- the business: how the doping doc 'icarus' morphed into a real life thriller
- revisionist history: mcdonalds broke my heart
- snap judgement #817: transcendent
- *constitutional 03: nationality
- 99% invisible: 271- the great dismal swamp
- this american life: #623 we are in the future
- *every little thing: rapture chasers
- *the nod: a is for afrocentric
- *the heart: meat
- *still processing - we care for ourselves and others in trump's america
- *rough translation: surrogate
- strangers: a filipino-albino-gay-straight-boy-girl-poor-privileged-immigrant-american-life
- hidden brain: you 2.0 decide already!
- rough translation: brazil in black and white
thank you for those that have been sending me things also :-)
PLUS: call out to you-- please suggest some good nonfiction books my way! thank you.