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Bwecommendations, December 2021

Because Taylor Swift just reinvented feminism.



Illustration by Lyla Trilling

Dominy Gallo, Editor-in-Chief: Jamaica Kincaid, A Small Place. Sarah Vaughan, “Separate Ways.”

Lyla Trilling, Managing Editor: Castelvetrano olives. Force Majeure (2014).

Hailey Ryan, Publisher: Audre Lorde, Zami. Lana Del Rey, Blue Banisters.

Kat Chen, Literary Editor: Gregg Bordowitz, Some Styles of Masculinity. Morgan Wallen, Dangerous.

Samia Menon, Illustrations Editor: The Hateful Eight (2015). Paintings by Joaquín Sorolla. Cranberry tarts.

Annie Poole, Layout Editor: Dijon, Absolutely.

Daniel Seizer, Assistant Publisher: Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, Season 3, Episodes 9 & 10, “I Was Driving Carpool!” and “Highway to Vail.”

Samantha Sacks, Director, The Blue Jay: Maude Latour in concert.

Grace Adee, Senior Editor: REI AMI, “THAT’S ON YOU!”

Sylvie Epstein, Senior Editor: Succession (HBO) (Obviously). Nuclear Family (HBO).

Cy Gilman, Senior Editor: John Cleese and Marty Feldman’s Bookshop sketch. The Kepler Quartet playing Ben Johnston’s String Quartet No. 10.

Chloë Gottlieb, Senior Editor: Laughing/general merriment with friends. Having a good time and being chill.

Elizabeth Jackson, Senior Editor: Fleabag (Amazon Prime). Dash & Lily (Netflix).

Nicole Kohut, Senior Editor: The Pussycat Dolls’ performance of “Buttons” at the 2006 AMAs.

Brooke McCormick, Senior Editor: Succession (HBO). The Great Beauty (2013).

Sam Needleman, Senior Editor: June Jordan, Civil Wars. Rupa, Disco Jazz.

Victor Omojola, Senior Editor: Eyimofe (This Is My Desire) (2021). KAYTRANADA, Intimidated.

Sophie Poole, Senior Editor: Adidas Sambas. Joan Miró, Constellations.

Eliza Rudalevige, Senior Editor: Going ginger. Orla Gartland, “oh GOD.”

Claire Shang, Senior Editor: Sweetgreen Shroomami bowl.

Emily Bach, Staff Writer: Ted Chiang, “Hell Is the Absence of God.” Kim Addonizio, Mortal Trash.

Cole Cahill, Staff Writer: William B. Rubenstein, “AIDS and Remembrance: Days of 1984.” Magdalena Bay, Mercurial World.

Michael Colton, Staff Writer: Thelonious Monk, Solo Monk. “Heavy Machinery Failure” compilation on Youtube.

Edie Conekin-Tooze, Staff Writer: Phillip Lopate, The Contemporary American Essay.

Bella DeVaan, Staff Writer: Pretty Vacant (1996). @pianideglialpaca.

Cat Flores, Staff Writer: Carl Carlton, “She’s a Bad Mama Jama (She’s Built, She’s Stacked).” Zola (2020).

Sadia Haque, Staff Writer: Elena Armas, The Spanish Love Deception. Taylor Swift, Red (Taylor’s Version).

Annelie Hyatt, Staff Writer: Adrienne Rich, “Tonight No Poetry Will Serve.”

Jaden Jarmel-Schneider, Staff Writer: Using emojis as letters.

Anouk Jouffret, Staff Writer: Ann-Marie MacDonald, Fall On Your Knees. The New Yorker: Fiction Podcast.

Kelsey Kitzke, Staff Writer: Édouard Louis, The End of Eddy. The Great (Hulu).

Tarini Krishna, Staff Writer: Patricia Lockwood, No One is Talking About This. Smalls Jazz Club.

Becky Miller, Staff Writer: Yoko Ono.

Leah Overstreet, Staff Writer: McCafferty, Beachboy. Saya Gray, “SHALLOW (PPL SWIM IN SHALLOW WATER).”

Sarah Shapiro, Staff Writer: Flight of the Conchords (HBO). Sarah Waters, Affinity.

Muni Suleiman, Staff Writer: Water Under the Bridge x Body Mashup. Licorice Pizza (2021).

Sona Wink, Staff Writer: Kellogg’s, Corn Flakes. Chic, “Everybody Dance.”

Hart Hallos, Staff Illustrator: “Vibing.”

Madeleine Hermann, Staff Illustrator: Sam Fender, Seventeen Going Under. Blueberry lavender tea.

Hazel Lu, Staff Illustrator: Crumb, “Seeds.” Facebook Messenger sticker pack of a fish in a suit.

Oonagh Mockler, Staff Illustrator: The Sex Lives of College Girls (HBO). Hot chocolate.

Aeja Rosette, Staff Illustrator: Spiced (and Spiked) Hot Cider. The assemblage work of Betye Saar.


Rea Rustagi, Staff Illustrator: Love Letters podcast by The Boston Globe.

Amelie Scheil, Staff Illustrator: Taylor Swift, “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)” on repeat.

Jace Steiner, Staff Illustrator: Arcane (Netflix). Crying over little dogs in little sweaters.

Michaela Sawyer, Staff Writer: Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon. Chloe x Halle, “Tipsy.”





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