Tuesday, January 5, 2016

0 What You Could Read and Watch in 2016

Many New Year's resolutions reflect a desire to read more, to see more, to be more connected to thought and culture. I'm fortunate to have friends -- and even some enemies -- who are brilliant, thoughtful, and engaged. Their recommendations are priceless and much of my own education has been the result of conversations with them.

I asked my network for the one "thing" that they are most thankful they experienced this past year. By "thing," I meant something like a book, movie, piece of art, etc.. Here is the list.


Just Kids - Patti Smith
Bo Ray

Making the Second Ghetto: Race and Housing in Chicago 1940-1960 - Arnold R. Hirsch
Casey Anthony

Harvard Business Review - Subscribe
Noel Gordon

Work Rules - Laszlo Bock
Noel Gordon

Last Evenings on Earth - Roberto Bolano
Jaime Sanchez

White Teeth - Zadie Smith
Lev Novak

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration - Isabel Wilkerson
Logan Cotton

A Little Life - Hanya Yanagihara
Alexis Hoffman

Killing the Black Body - Dorothy E. Roberts

Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier - Edward Glaeser

We The Animals - Justin Torres
Julius Mitchell

Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What it Means for Modern Relationships - Christopher Ryan
Sam Cohen

One Dimensional Man: Studies in the Ideology of Advanced Industrial Society - Herbert Marcuse
Neil Whittredge

I'll Give You the Sun - Jandy Nelson
Bianca Davila

Workshops of Empire - Eric Bennett

Shanameh - Abolqasem Ferdowsi

Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal - Aviva Chomsky
Alex Ocampo

Business Etiquette for Dummies - Sue Fox
Derrick Stinson

Dragonfish - Vu Tran
Mickey Desruisseaux

A Taste of Power: A Black Woman's Story - Elaine Brown
Ariel Stevenson

The Red Record: Tabulated Statistics and Alleged Causes of Lynching in the United States - Ida B. Wells
Jameelah Morris

This is How You Lose Her - Junot Diaz
Ariel Stevenson

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban - Malala Yousafzai
Lia Winograd

Ghostly Matters: Haunting and Sociological Imagination - Avery Gordon
Jameelah Morris

Racial Formation in the United States - Michael Omi and Howard Winant
Suyu Zhang

Dog Whistle Politics - Ian Haney Lopez
Suyu Zhang

Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route - Sadiya Hartman
Jameelah Morris

Why Jihadists Write Poetry - Bernard Haykel
Munir Atalla

Shantaram: A Novel - Gregory David Roberts
Alden Sampson

Quantified: Redefining Conservation for the Next Economy - Joe Whitworth
Alden Sampson

At Home: A Short History of Private Life - Bill Bryson
Sam Schuster

Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Arab of the Future: A Childhood in the Middle East - Riad Sattouf

The Sellout: A Novel - Paul Beatty

Americanah - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Hala Abdulkarim

NPR's list of the best books of 2015


The Epic - Kamasi Washington
Harold Moore

High Maintenance
Jaime Sanchez

Evan Tarantino

The Less I Know the Better - Tame Impala
Jaime Sanchez

Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger

Punishment Park and the Limits of Gramsican Logic - Frank B. Wilderson III
Jorge Cotte

The Summit
Alexa Petersen

Alexa Petersen

Antarctica: A Year on Ice
Alexa Petersen

The Man in the High Castle
Neil Whittredge

Unslut: A Documentary
Vera Papisova

Joywave - Tongues feat. KOPPS
Evan Tarantino

Dareka no Manazashi - Makoto Shinkai
Kyle Wolken

Mickey Desruisseaux & Jameelah Morris

The Wolfpack
Evan Tarantino

Jameelah Morris

Survivor's Remorse
Mickey Desruisseaux

Beasts of No Nation
Ariel Stevenson

Lia Winograd

Lia Winograd

Motorcycle Diaries
Suyu Zhang

Fargo (Season 2)
Evan Tarantino

Making a Murderer
Evan Tarantino

Mad Max: Fury Road

Inside Out


Strong Lifts


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