Weekly Culture Roundup: Staying Cool in August
Hello August! I can't believe you're here!
This week in politics has been insane, to say the least, but I prefer not to dwell.
Instead, fixate on this:
1. The NYTimes special section on the TOTAL. SOLAR. ECLIPSE. Get all the deets and feel extra guilty that you aren't going to see it.
I chose a couple of her responses/book recommendations:
1. All Americans should read... A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel, "about what happens when reading is suppressed."
2. A book that made her cry... If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin (Happy Bday!)
3. Most interesting recent read... When Books Went to War, by Molly Guptill Manning
4. Book that made her a reader... Bright April by Marguerite de Angeli...
3. The whole internet on "August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month."
I'm a little sick of this topic, but here are two pieces that got me pumped... yeah, had to.
- Women share their horror stories of pumping at work and it's not pretty. If I had a dollar for every time I saw a cockroach scurry by while I pumped in the supply closet, $$$$$$$$$! Yucktown. (thanks for sharing, Tricia)
4. NYMag and Who What Wear with some beauty and fashion inspiration.
I've got plans to stay cool all month long. How about you, mom?
Cover photo by Cathleen Cramer