Here are the things I've been reading, listening to, eating, drinking and admiring that have also made this winter special.
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Yes. This book is really as moving, affecting and wonderful as you've heard. Had to wait a while for the library e-book, but boy was it worth it.
Crimetown is a great new podcast from Gimlet media and the producers of the Jinx. It focuses on Providence, Rhode Island in the 70s and the interplay between organized crime and city government. If you like the wire or the Jinx, you'll love this show. The companion website is also helpful for keeping track of characters.
Tyreke Hill is a breakout NFL star. He's also been arrested for domestic abuse. Mina Kimes does a fantastic job of presenting the challenges with how to both punish and rehabilitate perpetrators of domestic abuse while also protecting victims. These challenges only grow when the perpatrator is a breakout NFL star.
This Upshot piece makes a pretty compelling argument that we're living in a "partisan prism for facts", only engaging with news or information that reinforces our political beliefs. Amanda Taub, the author of the piece, cites research that asserts partisanship acts more like racism or sexism, core to individual identities. When the political becomes deeply personal, can we still progress as a society? I hope so.
Fleabag is a hilarious and deeply affecting dark comedy about growing up, accepting our flaws, and moving on.
Gommorra is fast paced and addictive crime tv. It takes place in Naples and follows a crime syndicate there.
This shirt is the perfect functional work shirt that you can also wear on the weekends. It's fitted just enough. For me anyway. Was lucky enough to receive this as a Christmas gift.
For when you want to bring that third wave coffee experience home. This was also a Christmas gift. Love it.