I receive freelance writer Lauren Sherman’s newsletter in my inbox every week. It is a compendium of things she’s written and thing she’s read in a week. I cast a look upon some of the links, prioritising the ones I have the most interest in. I want to incorporate that into this blog. On Saturday’s, I’ll be posting a “links” post; filled of the things I’ve read, listened to and watched, the extra post may be something interesting for you, or not. Hopefully the former.
What I Read:
The 2016 Pirelli Calendar May Signal a Cultural Shift - http://nyti.ms/1Rhtwg1
A thought provoking article by Vanessa Friedman about this years Pirelli calendar, which features women of all walks of life, different shapes, sizes, accomplishments. Comedian Amy Schumer, athlete Serena Williams, author Fran Lebowitz and singer-songwriter Patti Smith feature.
Why Can’t Women Be Inspirational and Naked? - http://bit.ly/1LM7Ota
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Dazed Digital poses the question above.
What’s Going On at Condé Nast? - http://bit.ly/1MYk0Lz
An interest article from the Business of Fashion on the publisher and the changes going on there.
What I Listened To:
Monocycle Podcast - http://bit.ly/1QS2g8q
Leandra Medine, founder of Man Repeller, recently released a podcast, available on Sound Cloud. The three available episodes are thought-provoking and uniquely Leandra.
Blue Neighbourhood by Troye Sivan
Released yesterday, Troye Sivan’s debut album is great. He’s one of my favourite YouTubers and it’s great to see him receive the success he deserves.
25 by Adele
Adele’s comeback album has been the soundtrack to my life recently. Send My Love (To Your New Lover), When We Were Young, Water Under the Bridge and Love in the Dark are my favourites.
What I Watched:
Scandal Seasons 3 & 4
I finished watching season 3 of Scandal the other day and subsequently started season 4. A professional ‘fixer’, Olivia Pope is a former presidential campaign manager. In season 3 she becomes embroiled in a scandal of her own. Kerry Washington and Bellamy Young acted tremendously in the season.
Master of None Season 1
Aziz Ansari’s new TV series was released on Netflix this time last month. I finished it in a few days but I have to feature it here. It is arguably one of the best shows of the year. I highly recommend you watch it. The writing and direction is superb.