Is there anything better than curling up in your comfiest clothes with a good-e-reader or real life-book? Maybe there’s a fire crackling on real wood or with the aid of gas, maybe your puppy is nestled by your side, maybe rain is tap tap tapping on the window sill. Or perhaps chilly clear streaks of sun stream into your bedroom. Hopefully there’s a steamy mug of tea or hot chocolate or coffee nearby.
Here, for your reading pleasure, is my first edition of Sunday Reads in a hot minute.
I have a lot of feelings about the recent terror attacks in Paris, Beirut, Bagdhad, Russia, Kano, and Nigue. I have a lot of feelings about the way the world reacts to different tragedies depending on things like the race, religion, and provenance of the victims. I’m going to leave those complex thoughts to the professionals, like this essay on the Wall Street Journal, “The Case for Accepting Syrian Refugees” and this one on NPR on the double-standards of solidarity.
The New York Times Magazine cover feature this week, on the ongoing struggles faced by female filmmakers. As writer/director Leslye Headland put it, I long for a world where “little girls will put female filmmakers on their Pinterest boards.” Also, these ladies are so fly.
“Is this going to be niche?” is one of the most infuriating questions that non-white theatre artists have to contend with. This article on expanding diversity behind the Broadway curtain dissects that question.
And this delightful and irreverent review of capybaras on The Verge. Because what is life without a good laugh?
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Love and theatre,