Sunday, September 11, 2022

What We Learned in Summer 2022


Welcome back to The Village. Steph and Candice do some book reviews from the summer of 2022 while also talking music, algorithms, and what we learned this summer

Books

Sweet Valley High Books 1-12 by Francine Pascal (Apple iBooks Store link)

Recollections of my Nonexistence by Rebecca Solnit (other books by Solnit)

Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman 

Zed by Joanna Kavenna

Son of Elsewhere: A Memoir in Pieces by Elaine Abdelmahmoud

Rehearsals for Living by Robyn Maynard and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Bedroom Rapper: Cadence Weapon on Hip-Hop, Resistance, and Surviving the Music Industry by Rollie Pemberton

Movies

Everything Everywhere All At Once Official Trailer

Links

Storygraph

Eden Mill's Writer's Festival

Timestamps

0:00 - 2:00 Welcome

2:00 - 8:00 School’s back! Recollections of school time with Steph and Candice

8:00 - 12:25  Memory keeping and digital storage

12:25 - 21:00 Summer travel with Steph and family, and Steph’s reading update

21:00 - 27:45 Down with algorithms and the change from Spotify to Youtube

27:45 - 38:00 Candice’s new book logging app Storygraph https://app.thestorygraph.com/ 

38:00 - 41:00 Eden Mills Writer’s Festival, https://edenmillswritersfestival.ca/ 

41:00 - 47:25 What Candice learned from Son of Elsewhere

47:25 - 49:00 Candice’s summer book reading

49:50 - 59:50 Clips from Rollie Pemberton’s reading and talk (there are some curse words in this talk)

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This month's episode of The Village Podcast

Saturday, May 21, 2022

May Catch Up


Steph and Candice fit in a check in despite very busy schedules.

They chat about the usual topics - reading writing by women, reading Stephen King and other authors and looking past the problematic racism and misogyny of the 1980s, as well as the problematic misogyny of Dr. Peter Venkman.

Books

Raising Critical Thinkers: A Parent's Guide to Growing Wise Kids in the Digital Age by Julie Bogart

The Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon

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This month's episode of The Village Podcast

Saturday, March 12, 2022

We Don't Need a Pandemic to Justify our Escapism


Candice and Steph discuss whether antiheroes, reluctant heroes, or very good heroes are the best to tell stories about. 

And then they get into trying to decide what makes fantasy fantasy.

Basically the title says it all "We don't need a pandemic to justify our escapism" and Candice and Steph say read it all, watch it all, whatever makes you happy.

Books

Wizard and Glass: Dark Tower IV by Stephen King

Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King (coming back to print in May 2022)

What Storm, What Thunder by Myriam J.A. Chancy

Xenogenesis Series by Octavia E. Butler

Movies

Licorice Pizza playing March 13 - 17

West Side Story playing March 13 - 17

Full schedule

The Batman, The Suicide Squad, Peacemaker, Guardians of the Galaxy, Abbot Elementary, iZombie

Timestamps

3:30 Cinema Update

8:26 The future of movie watching, and Cats the Musical, The Movie.

15:45 The Batman, and our opinions, having not seen the film.

20:30 Heroes and chosen family

26:25 Reading and watching the lighter fare

36:22 The Stephen King Re-read Update

42:00 What makes fantasy fantasy?

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Thursday, February 3, 2022

Podcast Appearance: 78 Episodes, 30 Good Ones

This week I was excited to join my friend Oliver Rockside as he launched his new podcast 78 Episodes, 30 Good Ones, all about the 30 best Star Trek episodes and the 48 not so best ones.

I'm always happy to talk about my first love, Star Trek.

Listen to the episode here.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Time for a Fresh Start


Steph and Candice declare a new start and share highlights from 2021

Books

A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance by Hanif Abdurraquip

Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

Nice Racism: How Progressive White People Perpetuate Racial Harm by Robin Diangelo

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Woman that a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall

Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol by Mallory O'Meara

Monster She Wrote by Lisa Kröger and Melanie R Anderson

Hello, Habits: A Minimalist's Guide to a Better Life by Fumio Sasaki

Links

Mallory O'Meara's Podcast Reading Glasses

Books Unbound Podcast and Bookmark Subscription

Events

January 25 - Lawrence Hill in conversation with Nana aba Duncan about his children's book Beatrice and Croc Harry

Feb 1 - Tara McKenna in conversation with Candice Batista about her book Don't Be Trashy

Timestamps

00:00 Welcome

02:18 Steph's update on 2021 resolutions and goals

06:20 Candice's update on 2021 goals

08:07 Update on the Stephen King re read

17:00 On musicians and writers revisiting their work

20:07 Steph's reading highlights of 2021

26:27 Candice's reading higlights of 2021

33:00 Goals for 2022

42:00 Events around the Bookshelf

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This month's episode of The Village Podcast

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Movie Review: Best Teen Streams & Anonymously Yours

This week on End Credits, we unofficially kick off the new year by getting into some new movie reviews. Our pick this week hails from Mexico, but it has some surprisingly familiar themes if you’re a big fan of stories about teenage romance. Speaking of teenage-based drama, let’s just say this week’s show is a boon if you’re looking for something to watch in that genre!

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Movie Review: Best of 2021

This week on End Credits is the last week of the year, and you know what that means… New Year’s Party!!! For our show, the party takes the form of a list, a Best Movies of the Year list. Once again, the whole gang has come together with their carefully considered lists, and as a group we will all reveal the nearly 20 movies that sum up the cinematic story of 2021.