Read. Watch. Listen. introduces you the personal side of our faculty, staff and alumni. Participants are asked to answer three simple questions about their reading, viewing and listening habits – what one book or newspaper/magazine article is grabbing your attention; what one movie or television show has caught your eye; and what album/song, podcast or radio show are you lending an ear to.
Jennifer Slauenwhite is a digital media technician in the Department of Visual Arts. Today, she introduces us to some fun reads, an unusual binge-watching habit and a choice of authors-reading-authors or some smooth jazz sounds.
Michael Ondaatje’s Warlight is a fast, fun read. Expect to enjoy lavish wordplay with vivid characters and spectacularly, memorable scenes.
I love a good documentary or independent film, but every two months, for 15 consecutive days, I watch Grand Sumo Highlights of the latest Basho on the NHK website.
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These days I spend a lot of time listening to podcasts. My all-time favourite is the New Yorker Fiction Podcast.An author, published in New Yorker Magazine, reads a short story by another author published in The New Yorker. The work is then discussed by the fiction editor Deborah Treisman and the guest reader. Even when I don’t care for the choice of story, the conversation is always good. If you like Eleanor Wachtel, you will appreciate the interviewing expertise of Deborah Treisman. A recent episode I enjoyed was David Sedaris reading “Leopard” by Wells Tower. Enjoy! You are welcome!
But if what you really need instead is a little music to smooth things out after a long day, may I suggest you try some Bahamas, Elbow, Dawes or Gregory Porter:
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