I was going to do a post this month but realized not much has happened this month (’tis life, you know?).
So please enjoy this post for May (which is nothing).
What I’m Listening To: American Public Media’s Marketplace. I took a break from the daily, business-reporting program a few months ago because a person can only be so inundated by trade war and other depressing economic news before their mind explodes. But I’m back now, because I missed the reporting, including topics on Cardi B’s rise and the destruction caused by straws.
What I’m Reading: Most recently, I finished re-reading Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell for the third time, but just before that, I read the debut novel by Buzzfeed writer Doree Shafrir, entitled Startup. Particularly and painfully relevant, the fiction novel is set in the New York startup culture as a movement reminiscent of #MeToo begins. My main gripe with the book is that it’s too short; just as the action picks up, characters are found out or betrayed, the novel ends.
What I’m Watching: Marvel’s Deadpool 2 has just as many funny (but shouldn’t be funny) comments as the first with a sad undertone. Also, is it just me or has Marvel stopped caring about letting actors play more than one character? Chris Evans (Human Torch to Captain America), Michael B. Jordan (Human Torch to Erik Killmonger), Enver Gjokaj (Cop to Daniel Sousa), and now, Josh Brolin (Thanos to Cable), just saying.