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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 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 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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My Month in Media

This month in media:   I saw The Homesman at The Angelika.   Unfortunately I just couldn’t get into it. The tone shifts felt erratic and distracting. I felt a bit like I was being taught a lesson about genre and style. The characters and story felt secondary to the visual experiments with camera angles and movement. The swelling soundtrack reminded me… Read more →

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My Week in Media

This week I read a fantastic article about ancestry in Harpers by Maude Newton. I pre-ordered a bunch of books from my (the) Community Bookstore, including Dinner, A Playbook. Which is odd since, you know, I don’t have kids. But I love the Dinner a Love Story blog for the voice and writing style. It’s easy to ignore that the… Read more →

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My Week in Media

This week I finished reading Roxanne Gay’s Bad Feminist. In was a lesson in essay writing. It was beautiful in that heartbreaking kind of way, so true. Not long ago I went to a talk at a bookstore about the essay form. One of the panelists (Leslie Jamison, I think?) described the essay as an interrogation of an idea. I liked that. An… Read more →

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My Week in Media

This week I watched the charming and entertaining documentary Tim’s Vermeer (after hearing about it here.) I began reading Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay. Already SO good. Smart, fun, and in commuting sized chapters. And I scheduled color correction and sound design for my short film from 20/20/20! Yippie!       Read more →

Multimedia Journalism field trip to CNN this week. The producer we met said: data journalism is the new frontier.

My Week in Media

June 23rd – 27th Read a great article in Propeller Magazine about Game of Thrones. Practiced talking to strangers for my journalism class. Then visited CNN for a field trip. Read This is the Story of a Happy Marriage.   I love what Pachett writes of Grace Paley: “She taught me that writing must not be compartmentalized. You don’t step… Read more →