Links For The Voracious

Meet Doña Viviana Alávez, the undaunted doyenne of candlemakers preserving Zapotec tradition in Oaxaca, Mexico. “City of Ghosts” is a love letter to Los Angeles that will probably make you cry. The animated Netflix kids show uses the city’s neighborhoods as the foundation for a beautiful rumination on memory and loss. Listen to author Rachel… Continue reading Links For The Voracious

Five Songs For The End of The Week

Untitled, 2018. Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland. President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan COVID-19 relief bill and all adults are to be eligible for vaccines by May 1. There is still a lot more to be done, but we're off to a promising start. What a week. We made it! Enjoy. https://youtu.be/TCSzL5-SPHM https://youtu.be/PZWH-WiHVOE https://youtu.be/0G383538qzQ… Continue reading Five Songs For The End of The Week

Five Songs For The End of The Week

Grand Dame Queenie. Amy Sherald, 2012. Smooth as silk. Sweet like honey. Made for the moonlight. Brighter than sunshine. There is no voice like Ms. Dionne Warwick’s. If you haven’t already dipped into her catalogue of hits, it’s time to get into it. Here are five of my favorites for the end of the week.… Continue reading Five Songs For The End of The Week

Five Songs For The End of The Week

This has been a tough week. Find what you need where you can. The tragedy seems never-ending. https://youtu.be/mhf-x-52kHE One day we'll be able to look back at all of this. https://youtu.be/T7UQC1uctvA There are a lot of politicians singing this song right now. https://youtu.be/bwkltb0qbsA We can only hope. https://youtu.be/zUET6aN2sgs Sometimes you have to know what you’re… Continue reading Five Songs For The End of The Week

Thinking of Audre Lorde and Toni Morrison

“If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.”-Audre Lorde “I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence.” -Toni Morrison Audre Lorde and… Continue reading Thinking of Audre Lorde and Toni Morrison

Dolly Parton Likes to Read by the Fire in Her Pajamas – The New York Times

What’s your favorite book no one else has heard of? Not enough folks know what a great book “Kindred,” by Octavia E. Butler, is. It’s kind of tricky to describe but somehow it all works — it’s about race relations and there’s time travel and romance. It’s powerful. — Read on http://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/03/books/review/dolly-parton-by-the-book-interview.html