Before the end of civilization as we know it…
I thought I might take a cue from my various Facebook followers [who made me hate the idea of Facebook and following; did I already say “አበሻን ‘አድ’ ማድረግ ድንቁርናን ማስፋፋት ነው”?!] and share with you – my [hopefully] more sensible readers – stuff I have been reading, watching and listening to. [And no, Layla, you don’t need to comment on this one sweetness :)].
- is “A conversation about life’s unseen patterns” Podcast hosted by Shankar Vedantam, who is NPR’s social science correspondent and my favorite East-Indian of all times. Unless Anil Kapoor is still alive, in which case Vedantam would have to step off to 2nd place. [Here below are two of his pieces that I found especially interesting; being a woman in a winning-men’s world afraid to try new things because she is fucking scared of failing – in full-view of her own damn self!: How Does Gender Affect One’s Willingness To Compete? and Women Held To Higher Ethical Standard Than Men, Study Shows]
- Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency is my favorite blog for daily humor
- and I believe Netflix to be the go-to place when it comes to great non-Hollywood movies [Housebound, Look Who’s Back, The Man in the wall] and exceptional British [and one French] TV series of all time [Black Mirror, Happy Valley, Broadchurch and the above mentioned French show, The Returned, that kicked the American remake’s ass by a mile].
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