What I’m Reading – 17 April 2018
It’s been way too long since I’ve posted What I’m Reading – so here’s a new one.
In the last month or so, I’ve finished reading several books:
- The Book of M by Peng Shepherd
- A Little in Love With Everyone by Genevieve Hudson
- Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires
My reviews of these books are coming soon.
The following articles caught my attention during this time:
- “A24 Lands ‘Native Son’ WW Rights Package: Rashid Johnson Helms, Ashton Sanders to Lead Ensemble on Richard Wright Novel Adaptation” by Mike Fleming Jr. in Deadline Hollywood
- “The Librarian at the Nexus of the Harlem Renaissance” by Cara Giaimo in Atlas Obscura
- “You Don’t Look Like a Professor” by Nichole Margarita Garcia in Diverse Issues in Higher Education
- “The ‘Roseanne’ Reboot is Funny. I’m Not Going to Keep Watching.” By Roxane Gay in The NY Times
- “‘Our Bodies, Ourselves’ will stop printing new editions” by Stephanie Ebbert in The Boston Globe
- “Andrew Carnegie built 1,700 public libraries. But some towns refused the steel baron’s money.” By Robert Mitchell in The Washington Post
- “Grace Jones on a Lifetime of Doing Whatever She Pleases” by Melena Ryzik in The NY Times
- “The Deaths of Devonte Hart and His Siblings is Why We Don’t Trust White Allies” by Sherronda J. Brown in Wear Your Voice
- “The Groups ‘Rescuing’ Sex Trafficking Victims are as Bad as the Pimps” by Laura LeMoon in Wear Your Voice
- “With ‘Lost in Space,’ Parker Posey Finds an Unlikely Home in Serial TV” by Dave Itzkoff in The NY Times
- “Re-Writing Black Gendered Stories” by Celeste Henery in Black Perspectives
I’ve finally caught up with this season of The Walking Dead. Like many of you, my partner and I are watching Wild Wild Country which is such a strange story that I had actually never heard before. We love Santa Clarita Diet with Drew Barrymore; it is hilarious. Oh and I also loved the documentary, Seeing Allred, about the indomitable Gloria Allred. It’s a Netflix original and you should watch it.
What are you reading and watching? What are your thoughts on these articles? Comment below and let me know!
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