This Month – November

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Read – Online

Meet Shameika Stepney, Inspiration to Fiona Apple on Fetch the Bolt Cutters: The unlikely story of how two childhood schoolmates changed each other’s lives. How a short interaction can mean a lot in someone’s life. So be nice;

For everybody who’s not having fun these days, even when doing things that should be “fun” : What was fun? As we adjust to the “new normal,” something’s missing.

Diego Maradona dies, age 60.

Listened to – Music

lofi hip hop radio – beats to relax/study to

Listened to – Podcasts

None in English

Watched – Films and Documentaries

Watched – TV and Youtube

Harry Styles – Watermelon Sugar X I write sins not tragedies. I am aware that fact that I think that the lines “The groom’s bride is a watermelon – NO” are HILARIOUS, says something about my general state of being these days;

Love Me Like You Should: The Brave and Bold Sylvester. Sylvester deservers a full 90 minute documentary, but until that day comes, there’s this;

Moon Jar: the Art of Imperfection: “Embraced the Modernist principles of simplicity, truth to materials, form following function and the idea that less is more. The Moon Jar finally reveals its appearance after 18 century by a hand of ceramist Yang Gu and tells us a great lesson to our life”;

Why you shouldn’t knit that chunky roving blanket you saw on Pinterest: don’t do it. It’s extremely expensive, it’s difficult to knit, and it looks horrendous within weeks;

Journal with me | muted color theme, stamps and soft music

Miscellaneous awesomeness

After a 29(!!!) year wait, it’s finally here:

A bit of hope in these awful times.

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This Month – October

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Read – Online

Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada dies from COVID-19

‘Magic’ gloves let acclaimed Brazilian pianist play again

We Asked Top Architects for Bold Solutions to L.A.’s Homeless Crisis. Here’s What They Came Up With

Eddie Van Halen, Virtuoso of the Rock Guitar, Dies at 65

Listened to – Music

Porno for Pyros – Pets

Dirty Vegas – Days Go By (Official Video)

Van Halen – Why Can’t This Be Love

D-Mob “We call it acieed”

Scatman John – Everybody Jam

Listened to – Podcasts

None

Watched – Films and Documentaries

Yohji Yamamoto: Rebel in black: documentary about the man who is singlehandedly responsible for the fact that everybody has been wearing black clothes (as a fashion statement and not to signal mourning) since the 80ies;

Black to Techno: “Black To Techno delves into the origins of the genre in Detroit, drawing parallels between the machine-like production lines of the city’s manufacturing heritage and the roots of black music in drum patterns and percussive variation. It features contributions from pioneering spoken-word and hip-hop group The Last Poets and Detroit DJs Stacey Hotwaxx, DJ Minx and DJ Holographic. Exploring how the music found kindred spirit in the post-reunification Berlin of the early ’90s, the film weaves together a multi-layered narrative, structured with a nod to public access television”;

I Was There When House Took Over the World: “Nile Rodgers, Marshall Jefferson and other pioneers tell the story of how disco’s death gave birth to a house takeover. Emerging from troubled 1970s Chicago, it became dance music’s most iconic sound”;

Watched – TV and Youtube

Buying An $18,000 House: Inside America’s Cheap Old Houses

School lies to unlearn in your twenties

Miscellaneous awesomeness

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This month – September

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Read – Online

Mountain Lion kittens are just as cute as you’d think they’d be. Looks wise at least: It Was a ‘Summer of Kittens’ in the Santa Monica Mountains

Painted cottages in Poland Is it obvious where my dislike of white walls comes from?

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court’s Feminist Icon, Is Dead at 87

It’s Time to Take California Back from Joan Didion

My Oversubscribed Life A journey to the tipping point of life optimization.

Against Catharsis: Writing is Not Therapy

In addition to that: Dissecting Pain: An Interview with Alisson Wood

An L.A. Neighborhood Is in Turmoil After Residents Place Boulders in an Underpass to Deter the Unhoused

In “Disappointing, but unsurprising”: Former Employees Claim Chateau Marmont Is a House of Horrors: Staffers tell The Hollywood Reporter that the iconic hotel is a hive of discrimination and mismanagement.

No Memory is Ever Alone: Catherine Panebianco gives life to pictures from the past by photographing them in new settings, refreshing the ritual and recycling her family’s memories.

Finally something to look forward to: the Zandra Rhodes collab with Ikea! It is pink! And yes, it has ruffles!

The medical handbook I wrote about in my juli round up, has been published online: Black and Brown skin

Listened to – Music

Sniff ‘n’ The Tears – “Driver’s Seat” (Official Video)

Leo P – Say So (Doja Cat Cover)

alexmaax – Bruises (Official Video)

Gotye “Somebody That I Used To Know” (ft. The Basics & Monty Cotton) [Official Video]

Listened to – Podcasts

None

Watched – Films and Documentaries

Keith Haring: Street Art Boy

Watched – TV and Youtube

Professional Ballerina Reviews Ballet Scenes, from ‘Black Swan’ to ‘Billy Elliot. The professional ballerina in question is Julie Kent, who danced with the American Ballet Theatre for 30 years, 22 of those as a principle dancer, so she knows a thing or two about ballet.

Reconstructing Ballroom History: Older Generations vs. Today

why is cottagecore so gay? Note: it’s gay as in homosexual, which is obviously a good thing.

The Darkest Album I Have Ever Heard – Everywhere at The End of Time

The ‘Author’ of My Immortal Emailed Me, And Then It Got Worse

Miscellaneous awesomeness

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