This month – May

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A little delayed, but still on the last day of May: the monthly round up!

According to my Goodreads I read half a book this month. I finished “The Self Care Project”, a good primer on self care for people who want to read more about it and also want to directly apply it to their lives, as the book contains practical self care exercises.

I also started reading Teju Cole’s “Known and Strange Things”, but I can’t say anything about it yet, as I am only on page 12.

Read – Online

One day, after I’ve finished up my pile of current “to be finished” projects, I’ll do a project where I’ll base all my choices on Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies (here’s an interview with Jarvis Cocker in which Eno explains more about it). I’m already looking forward to it.

Last month, I posted Junot Diaz own article about the sexual abuse he suffered in his childhood. Shortly after that, this article from the New York Times was published in which, following writer Zinzi Clemmons’ accusations that Junot Diaz non-consentually kissed her, the unfortunately widespread problem of sexual misconduct and abuse among male writers is discussed.

The Media Must Stop Taking ‘Incel’ Agitprop Seriously. I have nothing to add to that.

As I’ve written before, Interview Magazine played a huge role in my personal development. It saddens me to hear that it is closing.

Listened to – Music

Superfruit dropped an album last year, with a Beyoncé style visual album to boot.

Listened to – Podcasts

“I hate it but it love it”, a familiar feeling to many. This episode is about the movie Pretty in Pink.

Watched – Films and Documentaries

A Modern Man – violinist and model Charlie Siem seems to have it all, but still struggles with existential problems.

Watched – TV and Youtube

An interesting explanation of the musical structure of Africa by Toto. Not that I hate the song any less now.

A very short documentary on the making of the animatronics of the movie Isle of Dogs. Dream job, yes/yes?

I sent this trailer of the animation series Aggretsuko to my mother with the subject line “Somebody made a documentary about the days when I was still a secretary!”

I have seldom agreed with anything as much as with this review by Todd in the Shadows.

Miscellaneous awesomeness

The best news of the month: Esther Donkers, who was featured on this site this month with an interview, has picked up blogging again!

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Next week it’s time for another opinion! See you on Wednesday!