My Week in Media

This week I read (and loved, of course) My Name is Lucy Barton.                   I started The Queen of the Night.   I watched the documentary Twinsters. Which was wonderful and sweet. And I interviewed psychologists Paul Bloom for Guernica Magazine.   I become moderately obsessed with Younger. More so Sutton Foster,… Read more →

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My Month in Media

My month in media: VR, UX, and #bookstagrams   At work I had the opportunity to edit a twelve part report called Exploring Future Reality.     The report can be found online at the NYC Media Lab website, here. Check out the report for an overview of the state of the industry, a guide for best practices in production… Read more →

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Evolution of a cat photo. 

Late fall. The air cooled for a few weeks. We left the windows open. Peals of laughter from the playground across the street. Horns far off. Lily took to sitting at the window in the warm breeze. I’d drink coffee in the morning and take her photo. Hard not to when she’s like that, limned in gold. I bought her a contraption… Read more →

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My Month in Media

It’s officially fall, and not just the leaves are changing: This month I started a new job at the NYC Media Lab, a public-private partnership between the city government and a consortium of universities and media companies. The lab aims to develop tech talent in New York City by connecting member media companies with students and faculty who are researching, prototyping,… Read more →

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My Week in Media

This week I read, and loved, The Situation and the Story by Vivian Gornick.     I watched the Knick, because it’s on HBO for a bit, leading up to its second season. And it is so good. The camera/the feel/the characters/the dialogue/the story. All of it.   And I listened to the podcast Death, Sex, and Money, which in recent episodes focused… Read more →

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My Week in Media

  This week I watched The True Cost, a documentary about the social and environmental impacts of “fast fashion.” Watch it and cry. A lot. (Side note: It’s ok to cry when things hurt your heart! That’s just part of being alive! Stitch it back up. You can do it.) But after you cry, think some about what understanding and… Read more →

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My Week in Media

Last Friday I watched David Oyelowo in “Nightingale”. It reminded me, strangely, of a stage performance by Carrie Mulligan in “Through a Glass Darkly”. Different stories and different characters, yeah, but a similarly honest approach to acting mental illness. “Nightingale” was terrifying and brutal. But what made it more troubling was how tender I felt towards the murderous main character.… Read more →

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My Week in Media

This week I read page-turning thriller The Girl on the Train. I landed a sweet volunteer opportunity with one of my favorite literary magazines.   I was dazzled by the Netflix series Chef’s Table.   I fell in love with the She Does podcast and listened to five episodes in a row! It’s so good!!   This week I’m also… Read more →

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My Month in Media

This month I read A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. I thought about linking to one of the many reviews coming out by the day (NPR, LA Times, etc.)… but I’d rather not warn you or inform your reading of it if you decide to pick it up for yourself. All I’ll say is it’s brutal and dazzling.   I also watched Rich… Read more →

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Some stills from recent film work.

I’ve neglected My Week in Media for the last, oh, month or so?   But it’s been worth it!   I’ve been less focused on consuming media as I have been on *making* it, thanks in part to a stellar film class at NYU’s journalism school, where I have to honor of working with some talented news and documentary peers… Read more →