Sometimes we find the story. Sometimes the story finds us. Here are some projects, events, and collaborations our friends and colleagues are taking on that we want you to know about.
Here’s to a creative and disruptive Fall,
Davia & Nikki
Projects we’re supporting:
Prison Yoga Project: A volunteer-run Hatha Yoga Program in San Quentin working towards restorative justice. Indiegogo.
Omnivore Salt Limone: Forger and Forager Angelo Garro introduces another small Sicilian miracle. Kickstarter.
Feed Your People: Big Batch cooking for your community. Kickstarter.
Books we’re reading:
Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ’n’ Roll by Peter Guralnick
Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio by Jessica Abel
Almost Her: The Strange Dilemma of being Nearly Famous by Caroline Paul
A Taste for Chaos: The Art of Literary Improvisation by Randy Fertel
Weirding the War: Stories from the Civil War’s Ragged Edges by Stephen Berry
Events we’re attending (or wish we were):
Laurie Anderson’s Habeas Corpus installation at Park Avenue Armory (Oct 2-4)
“Gradually, the truth about Guantánamo has come out. Most of them knew less about Al Qaeda than I did. They were taxi drivers, students, photographers, journalists, and goat herders.”
Terra Madre Youth: A gathering of young farmers, artisans, nomads, indigenous peoples on hunger and the future of food at The World Expo in Milan (Oct 3-6)
Zen Hospice Project’s benefit, One Night One Heart “Story + Spirit” – Terra Gallery, SF (Oct 7)
Smithsonian Food History Weekend, Washington DC (Oct 22-24)
Center for Documentary Studies 25th Anniversary Celebration – Duke Univ, Durham (Nov 20-22)
Films we hope you see:
Ixcanul (“Volcano”), directed by Jayro Bustamante. A beautiful, harrowing story on a coffee plantation in Guatemala
Taxi by Iranian director Jafar Panahi
Suffragette, directed by Sarah Gavron, with Carey Mulligan & Meryl Streep. The story of the women’s voting rights movement in England.
Best of Enemies: Buckley vs Vidal. Two men, ten debates. Directed by Morgan Neville & Robert Gordon
Heart of a Dog, directed by Laurie Anderson
What we’re listening to:
“Hamilton” the cast recording of the Broadway musical, on NPR Music’s First Listen.
“Who lives, who dies, who tells your story.”
Passerby by Luluc (on tour now)
69 Love Songs by Magnetic Fields
Alice Waters receives the National Humanities Medal from President Obama along with Larry McMurtry, Annie Dillard, Jhumpa Lahiri, and others.
Podcasts we’re producing:
Fugitive Waves / Episode 31: Waiting for Joe DiMaggio
Wall Street: San Quentin’s Stock Market Wizard
The Secret and Not So Secret Life of Theresa Sparks
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