Resource Roundup #30
For the week of February 18th.
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Well, we made it to Friday, folks.
Somehow February is already drawing to a close? I always forget how short this month feels, and then how quickly we are catapulted into spring. This week, the weather got up to 75 degrees and the humidity gathered beneath the clouds and the fields began to wane to green once more. I think we are all ready for the end of this long hard winter.
For your weekend:
I was incredibly lucky to get to see Big Thief play outside at the North Carolina Museum of Art back in the fall. Adrienne Lenker is magical, and has an incredible presence that I just don’t know how to put into words. If you get the chance to see this band live, take it. In the meantime, I recommend blasting Simulation Swarm on repeat, and especially checking out the live version of Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You, which features an insane electric set that I have been thinking about ever since I saw them. I will do anything to get this as a studio version.
This was a fascinating New York Times piece on Steven Rinella, the MeatEater show, the concept of wildness, and modern environmentalism.
On that note of wildness:
Obsessed with this folk cover of Indigo de Souza.
Building off of our post earlier this week about the rural and Southern queer experience, I really love this conversation with Dr. Gregory Samantha Rosenthal about living queer history in a Southern city.
It feels lately like we forget about natural disasters about a week after they happen. But that doesn’t mean aid comes at the same rate.
Speaking of federal relief programs, the agriculture commissioner for Texas is trying to stop a program to fund Black farmers.
Really into Scalawag’s new series on grief, which is truly such an important part of healing.
This is a good thread, and something I wish we talked about more. Not everyone can leave, not everyone wants to leave, and we can’t expect everyone who wants opportunity to be expected to leave.
I am a good man! I am a good man!