Escaping our Fears: Best Movies, Books, TV Shows and Podcasts For Relaxing During a Pandemic
- 10 books
- 28 TV shows
- 25 movies
- 12 podcasts
We all deserve a break from the news cycle! Here are some of the most relaxing picks to watch, read and listen to across all genres, to de-stress while social distancing is in order.
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The dog days of summer have arrived, as evidenced by the humidity that clings to the air, the sweat that drips from everyone's bodies the moment they step outside, and the desperate desire to be by a pool! Lounging, tanning, cooling off as things heat up. Here are some great poolside movies.A Bigger Splash and 2 more... 0 likes View 5 movies
The history of sex work and sex workers' lives in cinema is a fraught one, at times caked in nasty stereotypes and revealing the most insidious points of view in society that sustain policies that marginalize those members of society. But some films, such as the ones on this list, offer insight and nuance, while unpacking ideas about women's autonomy, the marketplace of desire, and how people's identities function in capitalist societies.Lola, Klute, Pleasure and 2 more... 0 likes View 7 movies
Commonly referred to as Chinese New Year, Lunar New Year is celebrated in many countries in Asia, including Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam. Lunar New Year, a crucial part of Chinese culture, announces the beginning of the first new moon of the lunar calendar and a way for families and communities to celebrate their centuries old relationship to their elders and their heavenly deities. Tied to 12 animals as Zodiac signs, this year is the Year of the Tiger: brave, fierce, and a force against evil. Here are some things you can watch for celebrate the New Year!Mother, Bakjwi and 4 more... 1 like View 8 movies
While Sundance returned last minute to a virtual format, movie love is alive and well, with new work from Lena Dunham, Adamma Ebo, and Jesse Eisenberg, and films examining female desire, wealth and religious institutions, and caustic mother/son relationships. Here are some of the films to get ready for in 2022.Phoenix Rising and 8 more... 1 like View 11 movies
Bill Gates' Five Favorite Books Looking Back at 2020 and some further relevant reading.
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Bill Gates offered "Five Good Books for a Lousy Year" on his iconic Gates' Notes. If you're looking for some holiday reading or just an escape from the tenor of the times, here are some weighty suggestions from Gates himself, as well as some further inspiration and recommendations based off Gates' top five!
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration In The Age Of Colorblindness Book by Michelle Alexander
Range: Why Generalists Triumph In A Specialized World Book by David Epstein, David Epstein
American Holiday films have become a cinematic trope, even an entire category of film financing. Escape the bubble with some of these great holiday films made around the world - from England to India to Israel!A Christmas Tale and 10 more... 0 likes View 13 movies
The TasteDive team has combed through and highlighted music artists from the 2021 Grammy nominations across some of the main categories. The Grammys adjusted its structure this year, most notably by increasing the voting membership by 2,300 and adjusting the process to address concerns about diversity. They also published guidelines for the first time to ensure the process was more transparent and inclusive. Without further ado, here is the list -Chico Pinheiro and 31 more... 0 likes View 34 music artists