Weekly Culture Roundup: Nudes, Women Rock, and Remembering Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Hey there! I'm on a beach vacay with my family this week.
Can't stop staring at these beach pics (from Melanin Illustrated) promoting more nude options in beauty and fashion, featuring the members of Florida A & M University's 2007 Delta Sigma Theta pledge class.
Reminds me of the work of Angelica Dass, her photography project, Humanae.
NPR came out with a list of the 150 Best Albums by Women
Here're the top 10, with links for listening:
6. Beyonce, Lemonade (full visual album available for purchase here)
3. Nina Simone, I Put a Spell on You (link has most songs)
1. Joni Mitchell, Blue... a little about why...
and ahahah! Jezebel reacted with the 150 Worst Albums by Men.
What do you think of these rankings, mom? Agree? Disagree? What's missing?
The Chicago Reader reminded me about Amy Krouse Rosenthal and the beautiful essay/personal ad/love letter she wrote about/for/to her husband for the NYTimes "Modern Love" this past March, three weeks before she passed away. (you can hear a podcast version ready by Debra Winger here)
A local gallery is hosting an exhibit called "AKR: A Beauty Salon," which is one of Rosenthal's last works, and meant to be "a space where people feel they can come and be inspired and be working and making things" Also, August 9th is officially Amy Krouse Rosenthal Day in Chicago. There's a whole celebration, including parade, and me and you and everybody(!) are supposed to come!
Hope you have a wonderful week!