Read / See / Do
Week of March 5, 2018


Being Pretty Is a Privilege, But We Refuse to Acknowledge It by Janet Mock (recommended by Hawa Arsala)

Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés Phd (recommended by Hawa Arsala)

The Sell Out by Paul Beatty, winner of the 2016 Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award


The Sculpture of Gonzalo Fonseca at The Noguchi Museum

On view till March 11th. Entrance: $10 general admission; $5 students

"The Noguchi Museum presents a retrospective exhibition of the sculptural work of Gonzalo Fonseca (1922–97), a major figure in the development of modern Latin American art who created some of the most enchanting sculptures of his day. The exhibition encompasses some 80 objects, primarily works in stone from the mid-1960s to the 1990s, complemented by selected drawings and sketchbooks."

See more of Fonseca's work

Downtown Browns

View episodes online

"Downtown Browns is an interactive web series highlighting the decisions faced by women of color in Los Angeles. Each episode follows a different bright woman through a unique situation, and utilizes interactive decisions to build intimate understandings of the dynamics challenging diverse city life."

Naeem Mohaiemen: There Is No Last Man at MoMA

On view till March 11th. Entrance: $25 adults; $14 students

"In his films, installations, and essays, Naeem Mohaiemen (b. London, 1969) researches memories of leftist political utopias, and the contemporary legacies of decolonization. Bringing together two distinct works, Naeem Mohaiemen: There Is No Last Man imagines a relationship between two lonely narrators, each trapped at the edge of history."

See more of Mohaiemen's work


Karam Foundation

Support Black Lives Matter

"The Black Lives Matter Global Network is a chapter-based, member-led organization whose mission is to build local power and to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes."

Join Daily Action, a service that helps you fight extremism through your phone

"Since its launch in mid-December 2016, Daily Action has exploded into a huge phenomenon, with over a quarter of a million subscribers, connecting citizens to their legislators with a quick swipe of their phones. To join the community, text the word DAILY to the number 228466 (A-C-T-I-O-N). Every morning, you’ll receive a text giving you a simple action to take. It might ask you to watch and share a really good video. Or to text a piece of news to five friends. It might link you to your senator, for a phone call–one that you can make while you’re brewing your coffee. With a tap of your finger, you can do your part to resist this latest age of extremism in America."

Listen to BbyMutha’s new album BbyShoe

Hailing from Chattanooga, Tennessee, this visionary rapper and mother of four creates music reflective of a woman dismantling the patriarchy and living life unapologetically.

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