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Good morning. Welcome to the Sunday Culture Edition of The Daily. Atlantic Ocean Writers reveal what keeps them entertained.
Today’s special guest is staff writer John Hendrickson. Delayed Life: Reconciling Stuttering, you can read an excerpt here.John wrote for Atlantic On President Joe Biden’s stuttering, and more recently i didn’t see you there, an experimental documentary about living with a disability, which he calls “dynamic and compelling.” John has read everything by Richard Price, bought tickets to all five of his upcoming reunion shows in New York for the Walkmen, and has probably seen them. fugitive 50 times.
But first, here are three Sunday readings from . Atlantic:
Cultural Research: John Hendrickson
The next event I’m most looking forward to: For nearly ten years, I waited and prayed that the Walkmen might one day meet again. To me, they are the unsung heroes of the early 2000s New York rock renaissance (think: The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio, Interpol, etc.). Meet me in the bathroom band). When Walkmen recently announced her April performances in Manhattan for her five days, I impulsively bought tickets for all five of her shows. I scream every word in every song.
TV shows I enjoy the most right now: after cycling office, larry sanders show, parks and recreationnumerous Ken Burns documentaries, and several seasons 1 personmy wife and I started watching news radio before going to sleep at night. I repeat: not sung! All the dialogue provided by Phil Hartman is brilliant.Stephen Root Barry When office space Fame does deadpan humor like no one else.
Actors you want to see anything: Bill Hader
My Favorite Blockbusters: fugitive A near-perfect popcorn movie for lack of a better phrase. Lively pace! Snappy conversation! There are some huge action sequences and grumpy guys in grumpy suits doing phone calls. I’ve seen it probably 50 times. [Related: Hollywood doesn’t make movies like The Fugitive anymore.]
Best novel I’ve read recently: I’m reading Laura Zigman’s book right now. small world, two middle-aged sisters who move in together bring decades of family baggage into the house. I don’t want to give too much away, but I am in awe of Zigman’s ability to weave so closely together acerbic humor and kindness.
Authors I Read Anything From: Richard Price [Related: Two good old-fashioned young novelists]
The song I always dance to: Le Tigre “Deceptacon”. Play and keep your body still. It’s impossible!
Favorite karaoke songs: Patti Smith “Because the Night” I’m a terrible singer, but singing is my salvation. I like to cap this off on a Friday or Saturday night at Montero’s, an old fisherman’s dive bar near Brooklyn’s East River. I wrote a little bit about this in my book, life on delaybut singing relies on another part of the brain that we use to speak, and I I never have Sing and stutter. releasing. Many stutterers now or in the past turned to music at some point in their lives, including Elvis Presley, Kendrick Lamar, Carly Simon, Ed Sheeran, Bill Withers, and Noel Gallagher.
my favorite sad song: I was blown away by Charles Bradley’s cover of Black Sabbath’s ‘Changes’. Beyond the notion of recorded music, it’s as if Bradley’s soul was imprinted on the track. A full backstory about Bradley and his mother around the time of recording makes it all the more poignant.
Favorite angry song: “I’m from the mountains.” Whenever I’m feeling stressed or anxious, I chant this as loud as I can and bang my head against my desk.Colson Whitehead said 60 minutes That they are on his writing playlist!
my favorite story i read Atlantic: Her very vivid and personal account of Annie Laurie’s pregnancy was the most memorable piece of journalism I read last year. It will stay with me forever.
Good recommendations I received recently: David Sims recently recommended me the Apple series for all mankindlike mad men crossed Apollo 13. [Related: How the space fantasy became banal]
Last thing that made me laugh: Watch this clip fromprice master” It’s a minute of your life. trust me.
Read past editions of Cultural Surveys Gal Beckerman, Kate Lindsay, Xochitol Gonzales, Spencer Cornharbour, Jenisha Watts, David French, Shirley Lee, David Sims, Renika Cruz, Jordan Calhoun, Hannah GeorgesWhen Sophie Gilbert.
Plan of this week
- maybe i doa romantic comedy starring Diane Keaton, Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Luke Bracey, William H. Macy, and Emma Roberts (in theaters Friday)
- Pirate Enlightenment, or True LibertaliaPosthumous Book by David Graeber (Tuesday)
- documentary series 1619 Projecta book expansion by Nikole Hannah-Jones (first two episodes premiere Thursday on Hulu)
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Isabel Fattal contributed to this newsletter.