Weekly Recap #4: What I’m Listening To, Reading and Watching

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Thrill Of The Arts – Vulfpeck [ALBUM]

This is Ali’s favourite new band, so I’ve been hearing this music in my house for a while now. On a drive to Kingston the other day I gave Vulfpeck my first really attentive listen. It’s fun music that wears its influences on its sleeve. We’re going to check out their live show tonight at the Phoenix.

Writing Down The Bones – Natalie Goldberg [AUDIOBOOK]

I would’ve read the actual book instead of listening to the audiobook if it weren’t for the recommendation from my friend Kerri. This is more than an audiobook – the author is reading a book she wrote at 36, commenting on it as a 50 year old. It’s like having a director’s commentary on a DVD. It’s full of solid insight from someone who’s devoted her life to writing.

Rebecca Solnit – On Being with Krista Tippet [PODCAST]

The other day I was scrolling through the archives of Krista Tippet’s On Being podcast and realized I missed this interview with Rebecca Solnit from 2016. I recognized the name because I read her book The Faraway Nearby a few months ago. This interview made me want to check out her other books like Men Explain Things To Me and The Mother of All Questions.


The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood [BOOK]

Another book that everyone but me read a long time ago. Honestly, this is the first Margaret Atwood book I’ve read! I’m so behind. Anyway, I’ve been meaning to read this for a while, and now that the tv series has begun I’m finally doing it. And of course it’s brilliant.

Supergirl: Being Super – Mariko Tamaki and Joëlle Jones [COMIC BOOK]

I’m still in shock that my friend Mariko is writing this Supergirl series. If anyone can make make this character actually relatable and funny and smart, it’s Mariko. And oh my god it’s so exciting to see real female bodies like this in a comic book. I’m loving the artwork. It’s just so deeply satisfying to finally get a version Supergirl that feels like this. If only the TV show (which I do enjoy) could be based on this version!

I was going to wait for it to come out in a collected book, but it’s better to support the series by purchasing each issue as it comes out. And as a super fan I like to buy every possible version of the same item anyway.


Finding Vivian Maier [DOCUMENTARY]

Fascinating story of an extremely prolific photographer who kept all of her work hidden from the world.

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