BEST THINGS I READ/HEARD ONLINE THIS WEEK (12/27/15)

  1. Atlanta: Darker Than Blue. (a curated journey through Atlanta's history)
    "Atlanta and its aims throughout its history has been, and for the foreseeable future will be, inextricably tied to the aims and practices of the Republic, as Baldwin would name it, bound to change at any given time to answer the question of the times.” // via Blvck Archives: http://www.blvckvrchives.com/atlantadarkerthanblue
  2. Post Bourgie Podcast #32: Growing Up Southern
    An amazing listen on escaping/embracing/tolerating the history of the South and cultural appropriation. // via SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/geedee215/32-ive-never-had-white-people-cosign-me-so-much
  3. Jonathan Safran Foer to publish first novel in a decade
  4. Urban Spaces and the Mattering of Black Lives by Darnell Moore
    http://www.thenatureofcities.com/2015/10/23/urban-spaces-and-the-mattering-of-black-lives/ /// Part of an outstanding group of essays that try to answer the questions, "what would a just city look like, and what could be strategies to get there?” from dozens of people from dozens of backgrounds from dozens of cities. Get lost in this: http://www.thenatureofcities.com/the-just-city-essays/
  5. 'Sometimes Progress Is A Little Uncomfortable': President Obama On Identity Politics
    "So I don't think there's anything new about it. I do think that the country is inexorably changing. I think we are — when I talk to my daughters and their friends, I think they are more tolerant, more welcoming of people who are different than them, more sophisticated about different cultures and what's happening around the world.” // via NPR Code Switch: http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2015/12/21/460558449/sometimes-progress-is-a-little-uncomfortable-president-obama-on-identity-politic
  6. Idris Elba and Cary Fukunaga on Finding Their Abraham Attah for BEASTS OF NO NATION
    Saw a screening of this last week, was blown away by the film. // via The Hollywood Reporter: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/awards-chatter-podcast-idris-elba-846218
  7. The Best Culture Writing Of 2015
    A list of must-reads in itself. // via The Fader: http://www.thefader.com/2015/12/22/best-culture-writing-journalism-2015
  8. Behind CAROL: the photographers who influenced Todd Haynes’ award-winning film
    Saw this last week… beautiful story told through very, very specific imagery. This talks about the cinematographic inspirations from 1950s photojournalism. // via New Statesman: http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/art-design/2015/11/behind-carol-photographers-who-influenced-todd-haynes-
  9. "Remains" by Shlohmo and Chet Faker
    I know you got that pair of Weeknd tracks, but this might have been my favorite drop on the 24th. // via Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/shlohmo/remains-chet-faker-vocal-dub