One. A major river running through a city is always a source of pride and beauty. Unless that river is the Tiber and the city is Rome and the banks of said river become a repository for petty criminality and ugly graffiti. In an effort to restore some might to a mighty river, the city of Rome hired South African artist William Kentridge to “reverse” the graffiti, in effect removing the paint while creating new work from the existing graffiti. The results narrate different episodes of the story of Rome or depict mythical and historical characters, and they are a sight to behold.
Two. What advice would you give your 5-year-old self? Or 20-year-old? or 40? This video hands the advice baton from one age group to the next. And whether 5 or 90, what we see when we look back is not that different.
Three. Flossie Lewis: my new hero.
Four. Starting again tonight on Netflix. You know where you can find me for the next few days. On the couch. Bingeing.
Top image: William Kentridge’s La Dolce Vita