On Our Radar: What We Are Reading, Listening & Watching This Holiday Weekend

What we've bookmarked—and plan on reading, listening, watching over the long weekend.
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The artist and author Leanne Shapton has been transforming her old clothing, and clothing from friends and neighbors, into bright, deeply textured rugs.Credit...Karsten Moran for The New York Times.

The artist and author Leanne Shapton has been transforming her old clothing, and clothing from friends and neighbors, into bright, deeply textured rugs.Credit...Karsten Moran for The New York Times.

Labor Day's surprisingly radical origins: the holiday was born amid violence and unrest over oppressive working conditions. (National Geographic)

Vanity Fair's The Great Fire, guest edited by Ta-Nehisi Coates, is powerful and worthy of exploring every article. Especially this interview with Breonna Taylor's mother, this essay on grief in the time of covid, and Ava DuVernay's interview with Angela Davis on her lifetime of working for social justice. 

"We have become anthropologists in our own closets, finding comfort, security, relief, meaning and, on occasion, answers. Clothes are so often about that odd intersection between our fantasies and our insecurities: who we want to be publicly." (The New York Times)

Have you seen Ditto Kids Magazine? It's a print publication that empowers parents and educators to help the children in their lives on their journey to becoming actively anti-racist. Sign us up. Kickstarter here.

Our new favorite podcast by the most incomparable of them all. 

"Vote the change you want to see in the world."

Did you read Educated? Tara Westover's writes a gripping memoir about her struggles to free herself from the constraints of her family in her pursuit of education. On September 16th at 5pm EST, the author will be discussing her book and journey in a virtual event. We'll be watching. 

Because new music video with two of our favorite female artists is always worth sharing: check out Deep Sea Diver's latest, "Impossible Weight", featuring Sharon Van Etten below! 

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