Photograph of Brenda Frazier in 1966 by Diane Arbus - more context in links of the week below
Just a really quick one from me this week - things are really busy!
The last Camden Fringe performance of I Miss Amy Winehouse is on at the Etcetera Theatre at 11:30am this Sunday 29th August. Early, I know, but I promise you that it’s worth it! A few tickets still available - I’ve been thrilled by how my first Camden Fringe show has sold, so thank you very much to every person who bouhgt a ticket. I appreciate it so much.
Freelance Pod is now available on Amazon and Audible (haven’t seen a link yet).
My personal essays masterclass with London Writer’s Salon is BACK on 9th September! The Super Early Bird tickets are sold out, but there are TWO EARLY BIRD tickets left, before you’re left with the standard rate. This masterclass always sells out and has a waiting list, so get in fast!
Links of the week
Armstrong’s interest in how human beings work—in what they say, and what they leave unsaid—is combined with a gift for comic dialogue that bounces from the demotic to the lewd to the baroque.
Succession Season 3 is nearly here, so here’s a New Yorker profile of its dad, Jesse Armstrong
My Father, Born 100 Years Ago Today, by Michael Moore
… you are connected to every other station, every person, subject to the same forces personal and impersonal, that what happens to them happens as good to you, seeing above all that we are denizens of a system that can never be seen in whole but can nonetheless be conceptualized, modeled, can be understood as having a unity…
Related: The Debut and Fall of Brenda Frazier
The reality is that there are only so many hours in a day, and for most people, most of those hours are taken up by some form of labour, leaving little time—and less energy—left over for friendship.
There is a horrible tendency among white liberals to perform anti-racism in a way that invariably ends up with one or more members of a minority being used. Sometimes people are so blinded by their desire to show their good intentions that they are oblivious to the actual bad consequences of their actions.
Other upcoming stuff
That’s all from me! Thank you for reading, I’ve been and continue to be Suchandrika Chakrabarti.
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