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BRAIN FOOD #2 (April/May 2023)

Updated: Oct 19, 2023

Reading, listening, and watching recommendations to feed your brain and soul.

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The Deepest Silences: What Lies Behind the Arctic’s Indigenous Suicide Crisis, Hugh Brody in The Guardian, 2019

"The human mind depends on speaking and listening, hearing and telling stories. If there is silence, then there is much about who we are that we cannot know."

(an echo of Brain Food #1)

White Tears, Hari Kunzru, 2019 A haunting novel about ghost sounds, cultural appropriation, systemic racism, privilege and responsibility.

“I don't want you, she said, but it's the quickest way to end it. Sometimes you're with a guy and you know you're the only door he'll leave through.”

America The Beautiful? : One Woman in a Borrowed Prius on the Road Most Traveled, Blythe Roberson, 2023 A road trip through the U.S national parks with an author you will want to share a bottle of wine with, along with your deepest secrets. She also wrote a memoir called How to Date Men When You Hate Men... See what I mean?

“It sometimes feels like men feel the need to assert their dominance over nature. Rich white men, who have no problems, climb mountains to see what having problems feels like.”




Lola Akinmade Åkerström is a photographer and writer. Her novel In Every Mirror She's Black blew my mind.

Lola Akinmade Åkerström on the Sweden in Focus Podcast

"Why is Sweden so scared to talk about racism"

Seth Godin is a renowned thinker and writer mostly about marketing and business but his wisdom really touches all aspects of life.

Seth Godin on the pursuit of meaning on the Tim Ferriss Show.

"In a second I want to talk about the bees, but first, significance."




Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story on Netflix

As the Washington Post accurately declared: "Queen Charlotte makes Bridgerton better." Maybe the most moving portrayal of love under mental health constraints I have ever seen.

Lady Danbury (Adjoah Ando) and Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuval) being iconic




I got to visit the Hilma af Klint and Piet Mondrian Exhibition at the Tate Modern Museum in London in May. Quite an unexpected match but so beautifully thought through. It is on until September 3rd 2023, so don't miss it if you find yourself in the UK or near enough. Or read this review.


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