I know I’ve recommended What We Do In The Shadows
before, however I only found out last week that Taika Waititi has another supernatural mockumentary called Wellington Paranormal
. I’m only half-way through the first season, but as a big fan of dead-pan humour, I’m enjoying it immensely - and I think we could all do with a laugh at the moment!
While I wouldn’t normally go out of my way to purchase a book of poetry, a wonderful NZ sex worker, who I met while visiting earlier this month, gave me a copy of Hera Lindsay Bird
. It’s Hera’s self-titled, debut book and I just adored reading it; she’s sexual, witty and at times painfully honest. Even if, like me, you wouldn’t consider yourself a poetry buff I’d strongly recommended getting yourself a copy.
As I’m sure many of you know, I’m a big fan of podcasts. A new one I’ve been listening to lately is Aack Cast
by Jamie Loftus - it’s an in depth look at the Cathy comics, and the woman who created them, Cathy Guisewite. While I was’t personally familiar with the comics beyond what I’d picked up from cultural osmosis (chocolate! AACK!
) it’s been a fun and interesting look into the unique challenges of woman cartoonists.