Weekend Reading Vol. 25: Feminism, Pesto and Shakespeare
Matthew and Ursula are at church. I’m at home with a snotty babe. Who is napping.
Stuff to read if you, like me, need a break from chewed-on board books. (Fun fact: toddlers and puppies can sometimes be interchangeable. This is one of those times.)
When Feminism Is White Supremacy in Heels. (Harper’s Bazaar)
“What makes allyship so hard for most? Many liberal white woman have an immediate reaction of defense when someone challenges their intentions. And it is in that precise moment they need to stop and realize they are actually part of the problem.”
I recently started following Rachel Cargle on Instagram. Her writing often makes me uncomfortable. Which is why I highly recommend this. So important.
The Key to This Creamy, Thick Pesto? A Mortar and Pestle. (The New York Times.)
Please tell me you’ve seen Salt Fat Acid Heat on Netflix. Samin Nosrat is a gem. And has already made us better home cooks. Also, get yourself a mortar and pestle. And kitchen scale. Game-changers.
My Beauty Uniform: Samin Nosrat. (Cup of Jo)
“Here’s how I take care of my smile: I take my antidepressants and I try to sleep.”
Told you she’s a gem.
Review: At Stratford, ‘Coriolanus’ Is Riveting and Troubling. (The New York Times)
I got out of the house…without the kids! For our 16th annual trip to Stratford — we’re old! — my friend Jen and I saw Coriolanus. Timely material. Mind-blowing design.
This Melissa McCarthy Story Just Might (Maybe? Possibly?) Cheer You Up. (The New York Times)
McCarthy’s morning routine, which starts at an impossibly early 4:30:
“She makes coffee, and she does not turn on the news; she does not check her email; she does not do Transcendental Meditation. She watches TV — ‘I treat myself right,’ she says — an old episode of ‘Knight Rider,’ which she thinks everyone should be rewatching, or the original episodes of ‘The Incredible Hulk.’”
Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s celebrity profiles are always the best.