This week, we recommend lots of new music, taking a vested interest in the results of the Public Radio March Madness competition, and several articles on sex and sexuality as we are wont to do.
This week, I’m going to recommend an installment of Mallory Ortberg’s women in western art history series, “Women Resisting Heterosexuality in Western Art History.”
I need to recommend the entirety of Brain Pickings, an amazing blog run by Maria Popova that includes insightful reviews of books, quotes from books paired with songs, and articles on everything from a discussion of a 1925 meditation on gender stereotypes and the role of parenting to an exploration of the first female psychoanalyst. She also puts out an email newsletter.
Our preferred March Madness competition is the Public Radio March Madness that is currently going on over at KPCC. Check out the brackets and cast your vote.
This article on sex for people who are cognitively or physically disabled is so thoughtful and eye-opening.
You’ll have to become a Longform member in order to read these next two, but it only costs a few dollars a month and is well worth it. Check out, “On the Far Side of Fire,” an article on life and death in the Niger Delta. Also this piece by filmmaker and Khmer Rouge survivor Rithy Panh on his interviews with Duch, the commandant of Security Prison 21 in Phnom Penh and one of the most notorious torturers of the last century, will blow you away.
If you haven’t yet, check out Rodarte’s fall 2015 RTW collection. E sent me this last week and I have been in love ever since.
Read this interview with Dian Hanson, former fetish magazine editor and author of the book Psychedelic Sex.
Why do we sleep together? E and I have many thoughts on this topic.
Watch Fantastic Negrito’s Tiny Desk Concert. He won the Tiny Desk Concert Contest, judged by Bob Boilen and Valerie June, and his performance is just so great.
Why does London need a “death pyramid?” Read on.
How is space art made? This interview with Ron Miller will give you some tips.
Laura Marling’s new album, Short Movie, comes out next week. In the meantime, here’s a stream of the full album. You are so welcome.
PS: The photo at the top of the post is of a Loch Ness topiary sculpture at the Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, Arkansas.