Easing back into this with a few select items!
These two have really excellent insights into the intersectionalities of fat bodies, gender, class and wealth, and race and how these play out in the stories we see on film. Really excellent insights from this duo.
The work of librarians has always been about connecting people with appropriate resources, and defending the community’s ability to access resources that are subversive or unpopular. PEN America found that almost 1200 books were targeted for removal in the last year. And in Canada, Freedom to Read week tracks hundreds of challenges in our own country.
The new role of librarianship is apparently to defend their collections from silent bans, to unending demands from right wing groups, all the while risking fines or jail time. Libraries and library staff are facing unprecedented attacks on literary freedoms, and somehow that just became part of the job?
As citizens in our community, we must pay attention to our local libraries, and advocating for their collections.
This is how you behave as an ally! Listen and help create a safe environment.
I can’t believe the New Yorker had to explain that a 50cent margin on a book is not enough to keep a business alive. But seriously, I know it’s cheaper (although in Canada only marginally) to buy your books from Amazon. But please, please support your local book stores.
New to my podcast rotation, the badly-named but thus far very interesting podcast Killed focuses on stories that were killed. This episode focuses on a GQ article about Putin and puts forth a damning picture of his rise.
An important aspect that Anderson touches on is that the sort of work that allowed him to uncover this Putin story is the type of work that is rapidly disappearing from news sources. Due to shrinking budgets, articles like this are not likely to get funded anymore.
You can read the GQ article here.
I am so thankful we have a local news source that is willing to look into the background of our candidates running for office. Keep PPC out of our city – no to VIVA!
I skipped the peanuts, but this was an absolute delight! I got to use my new ice cream maker which was an added bonus!
This formula is not for everyone – it goes on shiny (and a little sticky), but dries down to a stain. I love this colour Witty, it’s perfect for fall.