Back to school week I suppose. Time to stash away the tree, start cleansing (just kidding) and go back to work. I am probably feeling the change in mood, reflected in this week’s five picks: people and ideas who make a difference and entertain us with intelligence.
One. How did I miss this story first time around? (it first appeared in the NYT last August). What if you were getting married and your father’s heart was beating inside the chest of a stranger? Would you want him there? Would you ask him to walk you down the aisle?
Two. A mere two weeks away from the Trump presidency (oh, how it pains me to associate those two words), a little reminder of all the talent and resolve out there. Check out what this girl did with a bunch of Trump quotes on female bodies.
Three. A few days ago sofagirl sent me the following email “what would you do if your income were taken care of?” The idea of guaranteeing a basic income to all citizens is a concept that has been floated around by a few countries. It’s not as far-fetched as one might think.
Five. Since I saw La La Land three weeks ago, I can’t shut up on how wonderful it is. If you like musicals – and even if you don’t – do go see it. While paying homage to the best musicals of the 1950s, La La Land manages to be truly original, both in execution and themes. The opening scene is one for the ages and I will never look at being stuck in traffic the same way again.