Bwecommendations, April 2022
In which the Blue and White staffers valiantly attempt to balance erudition and eccentricity.
Claire Shang, Editor in Chief: Black cherry Chobani. Hanne Ørstavik, Love. Perfume Genius, “Wreath.”
Sylvie Epstein, Managing Editor: The Dropout (Hulu). Fleetwood Mac, “Gypsy.” Homemade bruschetta.
Tarini Krishna, Publisher: Priya Ragu, damnshestamil. Toni Morrison, Playing in the Dark.
Daniel Seizer, Publisher: Severance (Apple TV+). Not having Covid.
Hart Hallos, Illustrations Editor: shirtless sleeves.
Madi Hermann, Illustrations Editor: Ingrid Michaelson, “Far Away.” Everything bagels. Picnicking with Staff Writer Kelsey Kitzke.
Annie Poole, Layout Editor: Formula 1: Drive to Survive, Season 4 (Netflix).
Eliza Rudalevige, Literary Editor: Jos Charles, feeld. Leith Ross, “I’d Have To Think About It.”
Grace Adee, Senior Editor: Rachel Khong, Goodbye Vitamin. Calling back my mom!
Dominy Gallo, Senior Editor: Luvia Lazo, Kanitlow. Rebecca Solnit, Recollections of My Nonexistence. Britney Spears, “Toxic.”
Cy Gilman, Senior Editor: The 1978 Covent Garden recording of Peter Grimes. Will Tavin, “Digital Rocks.” Leo Gilman.
Chloë Gottlieb, Senior Editor: Rachel Ingalls, Mrs. Caliban. Arnold Lobel, Frog and Toad Are Friends. Befriending an amphibian.
Elizabeth Jackson, Senior Editor: Bruce Springsteen, “No Surrender.” The Lumineers, “Sleep on the Floor.”
Brooke McCormick, Senior Editor: Artem Chapeye, “The Ukraine.” David Ehrlich, “25 Best Films of the Year” Video Countdowns.
Sam Needleman, Senior Editor: Ann Douglas, Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the 1920s.
Victor Omojola, Senior Editor: Lingui, The Sacred Bonds (2021).
Sophie Poole, Senior Editor: Annie Ernaux, A Girl’s Story. The Row’s Spotify.
Hailey Ryan, Senior Editor: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). Joan Didion, Play It As It Lays.
Alexander Aibel, Staff Writer: UnoTheActivist, “Limbus 2.5.” Trailer Park Boys Season 1 (Showcase). Johnny Test (Cartoon Network).
Cole Cahill, Staff Writer: Charlie Hickey, “Nervous at Night.”
Zibia Caldwell, Staff Writer: Spring fur (faux). Hyacinth flowers as room freshener. David Gray, “Say Hello, Wave Goodbye.”
Iris Chen, Staff Writer: Moses Sumney, “Don’t Bother Calling.” Mary McCarthy, Memories of a Catholic Girlhood.
Michael Colton, Staff Writer: On Cinema At the Cinema (Adult Swim). Vince Staples, Ramona Park Broke My Heart.
Margaret Connor, Staff Writer: Belle and Sebastian, If You’re Feeling Sinister. Squirrels to the Nuts (2022).
Andrea Contreras, Staff Writer: Patti Smith, M Train. Rhaina Cohen, “What if Friendship, Not Marriage, Was at the Center of Life?”. Jorge Ben Jor, A Tábua de Esmeralda.
Sadia Haque, Staff Writer: Abbott Elementary (ABC). Turning Red (2022). Charles M. Blow, “Cory Booker, ‘You Had Our Back.’”
Jaden Jarmel-Schneider, Staff Writer: Robert Massie, Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman.
Anouk Jouffret, Staff Writer: The Clientele, “Reflections After Jane.”
Kelsey Kitzke, Staff Writer: Carmen Maria Machado, In the Dream House. Enjoying the sun. Ignoring Responsibilities.
Miska Lewis, Staff Writer: June Jordan, Passion. The chocolate salted caramel cake from Hungarian. Notting Hill (1999).
Justin Liang, Staff Writer: The Soft Pink Truth, Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase?. Sally Wen Mao, Oculus.
Will Lyman, Staff Writer: Anthony Veasna So, Afterparties. X (2022). Charli XCX, Crash.
Becky Miller, Staff Writer: Vince Staples, Ramona Park Broke My Heart. Rollerblading.
Anna Patchefsky, Staff Writer: Willie Nelson, “Moonlight in Vermont.” Peanut butter and raisins.
Dariya Subkhanberdina, Staff Writer: How I Met Your Father (Hulu). By the Way bakery’s coconut cloud cake. Miley Cyrus, ATTENTION: MILEY LIVE.
Muni Suleiman, Staff Writer: Gwendolyn Brooks: A Poet’s Work In Community at the Morgan Library & Museum. Collecting friends and postcards.
Vanessa Mendoza, Staff Illustrator: Harry Styles, “As It Was” (Music Video). Madeline Miller, Song of Achilles.
Oonagh Mockler, Staff Illustrator: Jóhann Jóhannsson, “A Sparrow Alighted upon our Shoulder.” John Ortved, “That Cloud of Smoke Is Not a Mirage.”
Aeja Rosette, Staff Illustrator: Ivy Sole, Candid. Duckwrth, Supergood. Pink KN95s.
Jace Steiner, Staff Illustrator: Deva Grace, Vocivos. D’espairsRay, Coll:set.
Phoebe Wagoner, Staff Illustrator: spitballing. chums. wellness.