BEST THINGS I READ/WATCHED/HEARD/UPLOADED THIS WEEK (3/6/16)

  1. The Weight of James Arthur Baldwin
  2. How We Remember Frank Ocean’s 'Nostalgia, Ultra' Doesn't Matter Anymore
    That month in 2011 was one of the best I can remember for music. // via The Fader: http://www.thefader.com/2016/03/01/frank-ocean-nostalgia-ultra-five-years-later
  3. What Makes a Person: The Seven Layers of Identity in Literature and Life
    "Being an individual requires having a room of one’s own, not because it is one’s possession, but because only there, in solitude, away from the pressure of others, can one develop the features and styles that differentiate one’s own being from others." // via Brain Pickings: https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/03/02/amelie-rorty-the-identities-of-persons
  4. "The Movement Mentality" by David Brooks
    "Believing becomes an activity. People in movements take stands, mobilize for common causes, hold conferences, fight and factionalize and build solidarity." // via @nytimes: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/01/opinion/the-movement-mentality.html
  5. Finding Soul Food, and Comfort, at Sylvia’s
  6. How Disney Captured the Diversity Zeitgeist with 'Zootopia'
    Saw this last night. I love how every main character in the film was working to figure it out. No one was only right or not wrong. They were all working to understand and empathize with all the others. // via IndieWire: http://www.indiewire.com/article/zootopia-disney-diversity-zeitgeist-20160303
  7. Jeff Daniels on the Terror of Returning to ‘Blackbird’
  8. Thomas Lennon’s day on ‘Knight of Cups'
    "This is the most bizarre movie-set story ever — from an actor in mysterious director Terrence Malick's new 'Knight of Cups’” // via Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/thomas-lennon-terrence-malick-knight-of-cups-2016-2
  9. Weekend Update: Jay Pharoah on Katt Williams and Kevin Hart's Feud
    I would watch an entire SNL of this. // via @nbcsnl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAm-bozvvdI
  10. Tyler, The Creator - "WTF Right Now” feat. A$AP Rocky
    Dude took the weirdest song off The Life of Pablo and made his best track ever. // via YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCd6SQ67k-Y
  11. Seramic - “Waiting”
  12. JMSN - "Cruel Intentions”
    Can’t wait to listen to this album all summer. // via SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/iamjmsn/cruel-intentions-single
  13. Tunji Ige - "Black James Bond"
  14. Q&A from Astraea's Screening at SAG-AFTRA
    I was so proud and honored to screen the movie to a packed room at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. We had a lengthy Q&A after - here’s a quick jump to the last bit of advice/lessons I offered: https://youtu.be/ze7JX5QLBzQ?t=31m58s
  15. Mass + Volume Episodes 3 and 4
    I ride solo on Ep3 and talk about the 5 nickels concept and my experience at a high school assembly on cultural identity and priviledge: http://massandvolu.me/post/140397508328/episode-3-psa-this-weeks-episode-before-this // Ep4 is with my friend Melody, Cadillac’s Director of Brand Strategy: for a long time, the lone female/minority/millennial on her exec board: http://massandvolu.me/post/140609536708/episode-4-culture-is-not-an-esoteric-thing-with // M+V on iTunes: http://bit.ly/massandvolume