A roundup of what we’re reading, watching and listening to so far this year. Send us your recommendations through Insta or DM’s.
‘Leap’ by Stephen Isaac-Wilson
In response to the Barbican’s exhibition Modern Couples, Nowness commissioned director Stephen Isaac-Wilson to create a short film “about the wonderful people who enter your world, both fleeting and long-term, those who leave a lasting impression on you.”
Mia Carucci’s “She’s Emotional” Mixtapes
“She’s Emotional” began as the mix Mia Carucci made to get her through a heartbreak. “It felt important to me”, she said, “to put the songs I cried in my bathtub to all together as a reminder of what that felt like. Sort of a capsule of time to look back on when I’m past those feelings and realize how much I’ve grown”. Four volumes later, she’s released them on tape, recorded, designed, printed, shot and cut by her and her friends.
'Why We Run', Last Pick Athletics Club
A short film by Tayler and Koen Prince Fraser, about their weekly running club, masculinity and mental health.
The Gurls Talk Podcast
"Your regular source of fierce female chat. Hosted by Adwoa Aboah and featuring different guests, as they talk, share, listen and take control of their lives”. Our favourite guest so far? Sonny Hall.
Stormy Collective for Elle UK by Fenn O'Meally
A short film directed and edited by Fenn O'Meally on being black and British. With Stormzy, Damson Idris, Dina Asher-Smith, Leomie Anderson, Jourdan Dunn, Joshua Buatsi, Wilfred Zaha, Temi Mwale, Yrsa Daley-Ward and Tiana Major9.
Alister Mackie's brand new project, "bringing together cult artists and people working today in a beautiful celebration of queer life". (AnOther Man)
#MOVINGIMAGE, LOVE Magazine
Katie Grand's latest issue to celebrate 20 years of LOVE. Once again, Grand foretells fashion's future: entirely online and moving image only.
Year of the Pig Zodiac Calendar
Claire Barrow, Eloise Parry, Kiyoko Odo, Anne Sophie Costa and PZtoday have self-published a second edition of their zodiac calendar - Year of the Pig. 100 copies, printed in London with double sided A1 posters.