What to see, do, read, and experience this month...
Feel Free: Essays by Zadie Smith
From an essay that unpacks the meaning and message behind The Social Network, and an incisive take on Jay-Z’s career, to general musings on happiness and despair, and critical, deeply personal meditations on her hometown and the multiculturalism her childhood was steeped in, Zadie Smith’s nonfiction writing is as illuminating as it is touching—and something everyone can learn from.
The Winter Olympics
The winter Olympics are back—this time in South Korea—and we can think of no better way to spend our Saturday night. And trust us, you’re going to want to watch it. If, for no other reason than to watch South Korea’s Mirai Nagasu land a triple axel—the first for an American woman at the Olympics.
“A Mile in My Shoes” at Empathy Museum in London
Honoring the refugees and immigrants who call London their home, “A Mile in My Shoes” couldn’t come at a better time. Consisting of firsthand audio clips of refugees telling their stories, it’s on display at London’s Empathy Museum from February 8th until February 25th.
These days, it’s not too easy to find anything even remotely close to a fantasy or dreamland. Which is perhaps why SuperShe Island stands out as such a novel, unprecedented idea. We’re not ones to hate on men, but we also can’t deny the appeal of an island whose inhabitants are only women, and which is designed for the sole purpose of serving women.