Reading Watching Listening

Reading…

Keats. Because his poems are beautiful. And in a week of terrifying, angering, saddening news, in a week of deadlines and stress and no sleep, I needed a moment or two of beauty.

 

Watching…

The Hour. British dramas rarely disappoint me, and given that this one stars both Dominic West and Ben Wishaw, revolves around a 1950s news program and has a healthy dose of political intrigue, it is actually surprising it has taken me this long to get around to watching it. But get around to it I did. Now I’m just upset that it was cancelled after two series.

 

Listening…

“Kool Thing” by Sonic Youth. I will forever associate this song with the Gilmore Girls episode “Bridesmaids Revisited.” And honestly that is okay with me. In a weird moment this week, though, I was sitting in my office in the department working at 10:30 in the morning and heard this song playing louder than I really felt was appropriate for a weekday morning in a professional environment. I immediately assumed it was the undergrads who have an office next to mine and thought “YOUTHS”. I then discovered that it was not the undergrads, but a prof across the hall. I had no idea what to do with that information. But the song has been stuck in my head since then. And, I mean, if you’re going to play inappropriately loud music, this is at least a decent choice.

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