The Roundup 17.12.17
It can be tough, when faced with the eat-sleep-work-repeat grind, to keep on top of capital C Culture. That's why, every Sunday, the Tung team has a lil tete-a-tete in which we discuss all the podcasts, articles, songs, films, and TV we've loved over the past week. We choose our favourites and package them up in The Roundup to save you the leg work.
WATCH: White Right: Meeting The Enemy - Exposure (ITV)
Award-winning film-maker and founder of sister-hood magazine Deeyah Khan dives deep into the world of the American white right in her confronting documentary. She faces up to prominent white nationalists who believe that they're in the midst of a so-called genocide, while sensitively exploring what it is that drives the violent, hateful behaviour of members of the white nationalist movement. It's uncomfortable and upsetting viewing, but Khan's steady hand guides us through.
Watch the documentary here.
LISTEN: Table Manners Podcast with Loyle Carner
If you haven't already got stuck into the best new podcast on the block, stop dragging your heels and get to know. Singer Jessie Ware and her fab mum Lennie host a new guest every week to talk food, family and whatever else pops into their heads. In the most recent ep, they get rapper Loyle Carner over for Friday night dinner complete with latkes and chopped liver, and have a natter about his social enterprise Chilli Con Carner (10/10 for that one) which offers cooking classes to kids with ADHD. It's a real gem.
Listen to the podcast here.
BLAST FROM THE PAST: Frida (2002)
After reading 'Harvey Weinstein Is My Monster Too', Salma Hayek's heartbreaking New York Times piece about Weinstein's multitudinous attempts to derail the production of the 2002 feature film Frida, I was inspired to give it another watch. No thanks to the monster himself, it's is a total masterpiece. Hayek's Oscar win is an incredible middle finger to every time he told her she'd never amount to anything.
Watch the trailer here.
READ: 'Why I Hate Giles Coren', Anna Leszkiewicz for The New Statesman
"Coren and Austen would have got along famously had they known each other, because Austen was also a messy bitch who lived for drama" is one of my new fave lines of journalism. Hold onto your bonnets for this excellently Austen-esque takedown of Giles Coren and his tiresomely hyperbolic views on things he knows nothing about. Arise, Queen Anna.
Read the piece here.
LISTEN: Dua Lipa, Initial Talk ‘New Rules - Initial Talk Remix’
‘80s remixes of 2017 pop bops’ is my current online sweet spot. This total jam originated as an independent remix dubbed over an aerobics vid (genius). Thankfully Dua knows flattery from insult, and hopped on the same train as Haim with their official ‘That Don’t Impress Me Much’ release, giving us this baby on Spotify. Cya later YouTube ads; hello Spandex.
Listen to the song here.
LATE TO THE PARTY: Leonora Carrington
BBC 4 showed a problematic documentary this week exploring the life and art of Leonora Carrington, British surrealist painter best known in her adopted home of Mexico. Women artists are of course brutally overlooked in art history so being the lil nerd I am, I dutifully did my homework, and have a new surrealist fave. She's no Dalí, but her animalistic dreamlike imagery won me over.