• The Blue and White Magazine

Bwecommendations, November 2021

We all are definitely reading for pleasure right now—because we prioritize it.


Dominy Gallo, Editor-in-Chief: Marguerite Duras, The Lover. Christina Rossetti, “Goblin Market.” Long black pea coats.


Lyla Trilling, Managing Editor: Project X (2012). Nicole Kidman AMC commercial. Goliath, Season 4 (Amazon).

Hailey Ryan, Publisher: PSLs and PLL (pumpkin spice lattes and Pretty Little Liars). Breathless (1960). Nagle’s Bagels, Bed Stuy.


Kat Chen, Literary Editor: Jodorowsky’s Dune (2013).


Samantha Sacks, Director, The Blue Jay: “My Bad,” This American Life. William Kentridge, “Six Drawing Lessons.” Delicata squash.


Annie Poole, Layout Editor: Latkes before Hanukkah. Fury Consignment Store in Seattle and online.


Daniel Seizer, Assistant Publisher: Keke Palmer, “Bottom’s Up.” Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Season 11 (Bravo). Temporary tattoos. Red wine, but not Malbec.


Grace Adee, Senior Editor: Coco & Clair Clair, “Sims 2.” Mint Oreos. Suzan-Lori Parks, Fucking A.


Sylvie Epstein, Senior Editor: LulaRich (Amazon Prime). Birthday Girl, “New Years Eve.” Waxahatchee. The BBQ pork banh mi at Bánh (on Amsterdam between 106th and 107th).


Cy Gilman, Senior Editor: The Origamido Butterfly (and variations) by Michael LaFosse. Amrose Akinmusire, Origami Harvest. Zhoug sauce as salad dressing. San Pellegrino. Pellegrino Matarazzo.


Chloe Gottlieb, Senior Editor: Edward Albee, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Pumpkin-shaped Reese’s peanut butter cups. Photos of monkeys in pajamas.


Elizabeth Jackson, Senior Editor: Scenes from a Marriage (HBO). Minimalist Baker’s Penne Arrabbiata recipe, Emily Hunt Kivel, “Your ‘Me’ Report.”


Nicole Kohut, Senior Editor: Breanne Fahs, Burn it Down! Reading Burn it Down! because your sexy roommate gifted it to you. Giving your sexy roommate Burn it Down!


Brooke McCormick, Senior Editor: Scenes From A Marriage (HBO). Capri Blue Volcano Candles. The French Dispatch (2021).


Sam Needleman, Senior Editor: Titane (2021). Joy Williams, Harrow. Kenji Mizoguchi. The n+1 bookmatch.


Victor Omojola, Senior Editor: Thomas Sankara, Women’s Liberation and the African Freedom Struggle. Love and Anarchy (1973). Neptune Frost (2021). Nicole Kidman AMC commercial.


Sophie Poole, Senior Editor: Buying corsets on Depop. Hannah Seidlitz, “Notes from Underground.”


Eliza Rudalevige, Senior Editor: R. Zamora Linmark, Rolling the R’s. Being the bad art friend. Trace Adkins, “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk.” Olives. Not crossing the picket line.


Claire Shang, Senior Editor: This book review by Leanne Shapton. Anything Katie Kitamura has ever done or said. Shoulder pads.


Illustration by Macarena Hepp

Zibia Bardin, Staff Writer: Knit/crocheted skirt and shirt sets. Colm Toìbìn, House of Names. Wawayanda State Park in New Jersey.


Cole Cahill, Staff Writer: Jessica Pratt, On Your Own Love Again. Pret a Manger, Iced Vanilla Oat Latte with an Extra Shot. @raynecorp’s videos on TikTok.


Michael Colton, Staff Writer: My timelessly irrelevant essay, “Pushing Child Actors Harms Them In the Long Run,” written and somehow published in 2017 for my high school newspaper with very little research or revision.


Edie Conekin-Tooze, Staff Writer: Reading Jeffery Weiss, “Specific Objects” then visiting the Frick Madison (pay what you wish Thursdays 4-6).


Bella DeVaan, Staff Writer: @joecoscarelli’s Instagram story. Tony Allen and Damon Albarn, “Go Back.” Edith Heath ceramics.


Cat Flores, Staff Writer: Maniac (Netflix). Cariño, “Llorando En La Limo.”


Sadia Haque, Staff Writer: Eden Appiah-Kubi, The Bennet Women. NPR’s This American Life. Tide To-Go Instant Stain Remover.


Annelie Hyatt, Staff Writer: James Baldwin, Just Above My Head. The Magnetic Fields, “No One Will Ever Love You.” Capitalisn’t podcast.


Jaden Jarmel-Schneider, Staff Writer: NTO, Julian Baumgartner’s Baumgartner Fine Art Restoration.


Kelsey Kitzke, Staff Writer: Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body. Sigrid Nunez, The Last of Her Kind.


Tarini Krishna, Staff Writer: Zinzi Clemmons, “The Suburban Strategy.” Ciccio Bar & Alimentari on Sixth Ave. Jasper Johns: Mind/Mirror at the Whitney.

Becky Miller, Staff Writer: An American Pickle (2020). Anything else Seth Rogen. Nicole Kidman AMC commercial.


Willa Neubauer, Staff Writer: Benny Safdie’s son.


Leah Overstreet, Staff Writer: Courtney Barnett, Avant Gardener. Wilco, Heavy Metal Drummer.


Michaela Sawyer, Staff Writer: Donnie & Joe Emerson “Baby” ALSO Prince “All The Critics Love U In New York.”


Claire Schweitzer, Staff Writer: The Maccabeats on Youtube, Showing Up to Columbia Women’s Sports Events, The Iraq War.


Sarah Shapiro, Staff Writer: Conor McPherson, Girl From the North Country. Ian McEwan, Atonement. Revisiting 2019 beauty guru drama on YouTube.


Muni Suleiman, Staff Writer: Stephanie Chang, “Lotus Flower Kingdom.” Madison Cunningham, “In From Japan (Unreleased).”


Sona Wink, Staff Writer: Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sympathizer. Nick Drake, Bryter Layter. This article about surveillance capitalism.


Hart Hallos, Staff Illustrator: Doing spooky activities with friends, laughing a LOT, curling up by the fire with a steamy pipey cup of joe. White claw and big boho chic hats. Being a little bad but having a lot of fun.


Madeleine Hermann, Staff Illustrator: Bon Iver’s self-titled album. Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter. Hiking with Staff Writer Kelsey Kitzke. Cross-stitch.


Hazel Lu, Staff Illustrator: Happy Together (1997). Yura Yura Teikoku, “JIKAN.”


Vanessa Mendoza, Staff Illustrator: Crip Camp (2020). David Epstein, Range. OITNB (Netflix), Gwen Stefani, “The Sweet Escape.”


Oonagh Mockler, Staff Illustrator: Frank Herbert, Dune. Rolling Stones, “She’s A Rainbow.” Pride and Prejudice (2005). Ted Lasso (Apple TV).


Amelie Scheil, Staff Illustrator: Cinnamon Apple tea bags from Ferris. Laufey, “Like the Movies.” Any artwork by Kelly Beeman.


Jace Steiner, Staff Illustrator: Critical Role: Campaign 3 (Twitch, YouTube, Spotify). Disassociating in the Trader Joe’s line.


Rea Rustagi, Staff Illustrator: Tennis, Young & Old. Having hot takes about Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts. Dark chocolate Toblerone.


Phoebe Wagoner, Staff Illustrator: Buzzfeed “Which Hogwarts House Am I?” quizzes (I’m a Ravenclaw). Sweetgreen. Spreading love. Ed Sheeran’s newest release.


Maya Weed, Staff Illustrator: The “Folk Frights” playlist on Spotify. A Dead Poet and Van Leeuwen’s double feature. Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 (the play adaptation).


Taylor Yingshi, Staff Illustrator: TV Girl, “Lovers Rock.” Your Name Engraved Herein (2020).


Janice Zhai, Staff Illustrator: 48 Under, “Marigold.” Nobody Knows (2004). Frozen grapes (bonus if they’re cotton candy).

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