Issue #41: How to Make and Maintain Friends as an Adult
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🎧 Silvana Estrada’s Album, “Marchita”: This new album from Mexican singer-songwriter Silvana Estrada is haunting in its minimalism. Most songs are accompanied only by Estrada’s Venezuelan cuatro, with sparing additions from a piano, violin, or percussion. In “Una Día Cualquiera,” a synth joins for one verse, but most of the song is sung with desperation around an ebbing love, “Quiero ser apenas murmullos de tu boca.” (I want to be just murmurs from your mouth.) The album is enhanced by a knowledge of Spanish (my own is out of practice, but functional enough…), but gorgeous regardless of comprehension ability.
📺 “Minx” on HBO: It’s the 1970s and Joyce, a no-bullshit Vassar graduate, wants nothing more than to launch a feminist magazine that rejects the diet-lauding, man-pleasing stories of the day. When the suits at Condé Nast shut down her pitch, she begrudgingly agrees to publish The Matriarchy Awakens with an adult magazine publisher, serving political pieces alongside male centerfolds a la Playgirl. Produced by Paul Feig (the director of Bridesmaids), it’s a fun, and yes, penis-filled, cheeky comedy.