Here’s some of my favorite things that you might have missed from 2015!
Of course, I love Jessica Jones. But a close second is the BBC miniseries adaptation of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. Bertie Carvel, Eddie Marsan, Charlotte Riley, Marc Warren, Ariyon Bakare and the rest of the cast deliver wonderful performances. Given that this is my favorite novel, I had very high expectations and I am entirely pleased and delighted.
I agree with all of the critics who selected Between the World and Me for their top pic. If you haven’t read it, go read it right now.
My honorable mentions are:
You’re Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day Funny, charming, and heartfelt. I was blown away and inspired by how vulnerable Day made herself on the page.
Rad American Women A – Z by Kate Schatz This book is amazing and I want to buy a copy for every child I know.
We Believe The Children by Richard Beck If you understand the McMartin trial, you understand contemporary America. Beck explains the convergence of politics, sexuality, feminism, history and psychology that allowed innocent people to lose their freedom. What compounds the tragedy is that in a few of these cases children were being abused, just not by their day care providers who went to prison or the satanic cults of our fevered imaginations.
I’m Not A Terrorist But I’ve Played One on TV by Maz Jobrani The funniest book I have read this year. Read this if you need a laugh.
Allegiance. If you get to go see this, please do. It’s an important story about America and a moving, beautiful, brilliant play.
Favorite Tweet of 2015
— Sam Cristoforetti (@AstroSamantha) April 17, 2015
Favorite Novelty Twitter Account
Emo Kylo Ren
Runner up – Victor Frankenstein starring Daniel Radcliffe. Expect camp silliness. Fun if you don’t take it seriously.
Favorite Tumblr of 2015
Best New Podcast
Feminist Coffee Hour, obvs. (We will be back on January 7!)
MST3k is coming back! With Felicia Day and Patton Oswalt!
Favorite Videos of 2015
Lobbyist Claims Monsanto’s Roundup Is Safe To Drink, Freaks Out When Offered A Glass
Why Every Prank Eventually Goes Wrong
Marshall Islands Poet to the U.N. Climate Summit: “Tell Them We Are Nothing Without Our Islands”
Link Roundup – Stuff You Should Read if you missed it the first time
Northwest Tribe Says Proposed Coal Terminal Would Be ‘Like Putting A Freeway Inside The Reservation’
Our responsibility to help rescue Puerto Rico: New York City was in a similar spot in the 1970s
Happy New Year! Thanks for reading!