Holiday stories

 

How’s your 2018 been? For us, it’s flown.

February feels like five minutes ago, and with everything getting bigger, bolder and faster, it’s hard to catch a breath sometimes. So, over the holidays we’ll be making an effort to switch off and recharge by indulging in some good stories.

With that in mind, here’s a handful of our favourites from the past year. 5 views, 5 listens, 5 reads:

View
Killing Eve (8 part series on BBC iPlayer or Hulu)
“Gripping story, powerful women, great acting and it’s beautifully shot.” (Becki)

The Defiant Ones (4 part documentary on Netflix)
“Shows the dogged perseverance required to go against the status quo” (Matt H)

Pose (8 part series on Amazon Prime)
“A celebratory and heart-wrenching series that looks at the black and latino trans and gay communities in the 1980s” (Kwey)

Black Earth Rising
(8 part series on Netflix)
“Unusually for television drama, it shows how conflict is rarely black-and-white” (Robert)

Ladyworld (film)
“Completely unnerving and claustrophobic film with 9 teenage girls trapped in a house after an earthquake” (Dan)

Listen
Kara Swisher’s interview with Elon Musk on Recode Decode
“He has ambitious but totally pragmatic ideas about how to, basically, save the world” (Jess)

Ida B. Wells on The Wing’s No Man’s Land
“Wow” (Katie)

Serial series 3 
“The latest season takes you through different, everyday cases in an Ohio courthouse and starkly outlines some of the country’s prevalent social problems” (Gill)

99% Invisible
“I never thought the history of plaid would move me to tears, but my fellow commuters and I can promise you it did” (Sophia)

NYTimes The Daily: Lost in the Storm
“Devastating and incredibly enlightening about the repercussions when infrastructure falls apart” (Jess)

Read
The Overstory by Richard Powers
“Uproot your perception of the natural world and our place within it” (Paddy)

The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker
“An good old page turner!” (Guy)

The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down by Haemin Sunim
“Full of practical wisdom” (Chris C)

Exposure by Olivia Sudjic
“Part-confessional, part-argument essay on writing, being a writer, anxiety and identity” (Dan) 

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
“Published a while ago but still a gorgeous tale of suffering and survival” (Jem)

Enjoy, take care and be merry!

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