While we're scrambling to get our respective selves back together...
Might we suggest some alternatives to keeping yourself busy while you wait for the next chapter of Pride Week and Prejudice?
Wonkistan: Amanda and Ivan are two sexy intellectuals taking on the world’s news, culture and politics with facts, understanding, straightforwardness and a little bit of sass. Watch, read, engage, better yourself. I swear, I’ve become 10% better looking since talking to Amanda:wonkistan.com/
Emilieofnewgloom and the making of The Water’s Fine: I’ve met Emily once over a crowded g+ chat, but she was incredibly friendly and sweet. You’ve probably seen the buzz surrounding her independent short film The Water’s Fine and its successful fundraising campaign! The film isn’t out yet, but Emily’s youtube shows her first attempts at videovlogging and behind the scenes looks at how she built an epic. Her videos on production were more helpful than I can really say and I borrowed a lot from Emily. Despite the fact that the two are incomplete and have little in common, I consider The Water’s Fine and Pride Week and Prejudice second cousins, creatively speaking. http://www.youtube.com/user/emilieofnewgloom
Sadie: Can we talk about http://www.youtube.com/user/defense360? For like a hot second? Sadie is quite possibly the cutest thing on two legs. Who remembers high school? Yeah, Sadie just started and I wish I’d had half the poise and creativity that she’s carrying right now. Check her out and if you’re not a tiny bit inspired when you leave. Well. You’re a dirty liar.
Video Blogs of the Cast and Crew:
PJ (Elijah): http://www.youtube.com/user/SonofaStitch
Jazmine (June): http://www.youtube.com/user/sugarandstuds
Hayley (Kitty): http://www.youtube.com/user/hayleyghoover
Cate (Caroline: http://www.youtube.com/user/cateematthews
Marlena (Producer): http://www.youtube.com/user/stateofwishing
Jordan (Composer): http://www.youtube.com/user/E11EVEN72
Episode Extras: Food Thoughts
In it we start to address food politics, including urban farming, hipster foodieism, and privilege. Here are some bonus readings! If one really interests you, please let us know—we’ll feature it in an upcoming episode.
- “Why Green is Always White (and Male and Upper-Class)”
- Rod Dreher’s conservative defense of foodieism
- The inherently othering nature of “ethnic food” as a category
- Rod Dreher, Eve Tushnet, and others on food, discipline, & Lent (which is still in progress for many Eastern Christians!)
- Ron Finley’s excellent TED Talk, “Growing your own food is like printing your own money”
- NY Times wonders if hipster foodieism is financially irresponsible
- Washington Post’s “The High Cost of Poverty”