Some stuff to help you get through the week or at least give you a new perspective on things. This week’s article is from 2016 but it is as relevant today as it was five years ago.
⇒ An article to read:
We Are All Witnesses: Twenty months after Tamir Rice was killed in Cleveland, his mother is still grappling with how to grieve in private following her son’s public death (The Ringer)
⇒ An interview to listen to:
Hanif Abdurraqib: Moments of Shared Witnessing (On Being)
⇒ A book to read:
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
If you’re a fan of horror, especially gothic horror rooted more in the supernatural than gore, Moreno-Garcia is the book for you. It was reminiscent of the gothic horror from the film Crimson Peak (excellent film, would recommend), except that Mexican Gothic is set in 1950s Mexico. We follow Noemí as she embarks on an adventure to try to figure out what’s going on with her newly-married cousin. What she finds is much worse than she could expect and before long, Noemí finds herself tangled up the same family mess that ensnared her sister. Moreno-Garcia’s writing is excellent, the story is extremely gripping, and the ending equally as satisfying.
Rating: 10/10 – if you like any sort of gothic/historical horror and a well-written story, I can highly recommend Mexican Gothic.
⇒ Music to listen to:
⇒ YouTube video to watch:
WIRED has these great videos on YT where experts in specific fields review relevant scenes from movies/tv shows. This week’s selection are two videos by hacker Samy Kamkar. Below is the first time he was on and he did another one recently, which you can find here.
⇒ Something nice to look at: