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reading
The Ravickians – Renee Gladman
Nothing fictional but the accuracy or arrangment (she – Sawako Nakayasu
Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge – Renee Gladman
Nest – Marnie Galloway
Against Competition – Marc Fischer
Poseidon’s Wake – Alastair Reynolds
Masters of Empire: Great Lakes Indians and the Making of America – Michael A. McDonnell
Parable of the Sower – Octavia Butler
Plainwater – Anne Carson
God and Science: Return of the Ti-Girls – Jaime Hernandez
The Encyclopedia of Early Earth – Isabel Greenberg
Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers – Leonard Koren
Garments Against Women – Anne Boyer
Batman is Lost in a Woods – David Enos
Trish Trash: Roller Girl of Mars – Jessica Abel

watching
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Teen Titans Go
Lego Batman
Be Cool, Scooby-Doo
Quit Your Day Job
Chicago Red Stars
Swansea City AFC

listening
Blackstar – David Bowie
AMMMusic – AMM
Tree Wave 10 inch – Tree Wave
All of them Naturals – Uranium Club
Cetáceos – Cetáceos
Full Communism – Downtown Boys
Reed Streams, Les Yeux Fermés and Lifespan – Terry Riley
Music Has the Right to Children – Boards of Canada
Halo – Juana Molina
Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging World – Nicole Mitchell

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Futbol a Sol y Sombra – Eduardo Galeano
Decreation – Anne Carson
Tatterhood – Ethel Johnston Phelps
The Hollowing – Robert Holdstock
Margaret the First – Danielle Dutton
Burrow and Particle / Wave – Marnie Galloway
The Gracekeepers – Kristy Logan
The Maid of the North – Ethel Johnston Phelps
Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music – Christoph Cox and Daniel Warner, Editors
Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu / Ursula K. LeGuin
It’s Alright: A Truckface Anthology Volume 1 – LB Briggs
Lewis and Clark Through Indian Eyes: Nine Indian WRiters on the Legacy of the Expedition – Alvin M. Josephy, Jr., editor
Going Out With Peacoocks and Other Poems – Ursula K. Le Guin
Radical Acceptance – Tara Brach
Meet Me In Iram / Those are Pearls – Sofia Samatar / Kat Howard
We Should All Be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
King-Cat Classix – John Porcellino

watching
Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me
The Winding Stream
Uncle Grandpa
Teen Titans Go
The Circus – Charlie Chaplin
The Get Down
Torch Song Trilogy – Harvey Fierstein
The Black Cat
The Mummy
The Gorgon
The Invisible Man
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
The unbearable awfulness of relegation bound Swansea City.
Rogue One

listening
Araçá Azul – Caetano Veloso
B.O.N.N. Appetit – Bride of No No
Brigitte – Brigitte Fontaine
Mykki – Mykki Blanco
AIM – M.I.A.
Machine Cuisine – Six Finger Satellite
The Healing Component – Mick Jenkins
Telefone – Noname
The Paris Concert – Joe Mcphee
A Square White Lie – Colorlist
Spirit Catcher – Wadada Leo Smith
A Seat at the Table – Solange
Night for Day and Mortal Mirror – Quix*O*Tic
99 Cents – Santigold
Exploded View – Exploded View
In My Head – Gurr
Milk & Honey – Ebony Bones
Moon Shoes – Ravyn Lenae

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How to Be Drawn – Terrence Hayes
Sorcerer to the Crown – Zen Cho
Saga Volume 1 – Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples
She Hulk: Law and Disorder – Charles Soule, Javier Pulido and Ron Wemberly
The Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band – Michelle Cruz Rodriguez
Ceremony – Leslie Marmon Silko
Hawkeye: My Life as a Weapon – Matt Fraction, David Aja, Javier Pulido
Pink Noises: Women on Electronic Music and Sound – Tara Rodgers
Saga Volume 2 – Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples
Paper Girls – Brian K. Vaughn and Cliff Chiang
Hot Day – Inés Estrada
Caboose 9 – Liz Mason
Powdered Milk 9 – Keiler Roberts
Lower East Side Librarian Goes Downtown – Jenna Freedman
Do Not Disturb My Waking Dream 5 – Laura Park
King-Cat 76 – John Porcellino
Fireworks: Nine Profane Pieces, The Bloody Chamber, The Company of Wolves – Angela Carter
Sixty Odd – Ursula K. Le Guin
The Ants – Sawako Nakayasu
All the Birds in the Sky – Charlie Jane Anders
Nurse Nurse and Operation Margarine – Katie Skelly

watching
Teen Titans Go
Star Wars – The Force Awakens
Hail, Caesar – Joel and Ethan Coen
Uncle Grandpa
La Casa de Mi Padre
Zootopia
The Secret Life of Pets
Star Trek – Beyond
Chicago Red Stars

listening

No More Weak Dates, Blackest Winter, Personal Sunlight, Me and Mines (Cute Chicks), Others Pt 1 – SassyBlack
Negative Scanner – Negative Scanner
Soundcloud tracks by Lương Huệ Trinh
Segundo – Juana Molina
Certain Blacks – Art Ensemble of Chicago
Crisis – Ornette Coleman
Magic – Ron Carter and Eric Dolphy
Fleuve, Quatorze/Quinze Ans, Courses, A)B)C)D)E), Karl & Geneviève, The Watery Graves of Portland et Geneviève, Gris – Geneviève Castrée
Mirror, Further and Chorus – Flying Saucer Attack
Cheetah – Aphex Twin
Volume 1 – Wooden Shjipps
Heavn – Jamila Woods
As2Water Hurricanes – Sol Patches
The Waiting Room – Tindersticks
And the Anonymous Nobody – De La Soul

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Memoria del fuego I. Los nacimientos – Eduardo Galeano
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl – Carrie Brownstein
Late in the Day: Poems 2010-2014 – Ursula K. Le Guin
Clothes Clothes Clothes Music Music Music Boys Boys Boys – Viv Albertine
Pharaoh, Pharaoh – Claudia Emerson
Another Vietnam – Pictures of the War From the Other Side – Tim Page, editor
The Winged Histories – Sofia Samatar
Tales of Neveryon – Samuel Delany
The South Side – A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation – Natalie Y. Moore
Proof I Exist 15 and 18 – Billy McCall
Caboose 9 – Liz Mason
He Who Hunted Birds in his Father’s Village – Gary Snyder
Incredible Good Fortune Ursula K. Le Guin

watching

Star Wars: A New Hope first time with my son, took two sittings.
Hotel Transylvania 2
Lunch On!
Supreme Skill!
The mildly terrifying Swansea City season of 2015-2016.
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Wes Anderson
Portlandia
Teen Titans Go
The Decline of Western Civilization – Penelope Spheeris
Odd Squad
F for Fake – Orson Welles
Odd Squad
RuPaul’s Drag Race

listening

A Thoughtiverse Unmarred – Georgia Anne Muldrow
Black Star – David Bowie
Everything else by David Bowie
Fiesta Muda – Mujercitas Terror
Aphelion – Ipek Gorgun
Invernadero – Qeei
The Vermillion Border – Viv Albertine
Cut – The Slits
Return of the Giant Slits – The Slits
Flesh – Viv Albertine
Transient Random Noise Bursts with Announcements and Mars Audiac Quintet – Stereolab
Mountain Battles – The Breeders
Soused – Scott Walker
Wake Up Applauding – Running
Gorgeous George – Edwyn Collins
blk girl soldier – Jamila Woods
Lots and lots of Prince.
Blue and Yellow, Health and Efficiency, Deceipt – This Heat
Silence Yourself – Savages
Afro-Harping – Dorothy Ashby

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Vermilion – Molly Tanzer
Late Wife – Claudia Emerson
The Love Bunglers – Jamie Hernandez
Marabou – Jane Yeh
The New Prophets of Capital – Nicole Aschoff
Girl in a Band – Kim Gordon
Uprooted – Naomi Novik
God’s War – Kameron Hurley
Fra Keeler – Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi
The Autobiography of Red – Anne Carson
Rad Dad: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood – Tomas Moniz and Jeremy Adam Smith, editors
Sex Coven – Jillian Tamaki
Mythago Wood – Robert Holdstock
Violence Girl – Alice Bag
Lavondyss – Robert Holdstock
Memoria del Fuego I. Los Nacimientos – Eduardo Galeano

watching

What Happened, Miss Simone?
You Weren’t There: A History of Chicago Punk
The Lego Movie
Drunk History
Documentary Now
The Incredibles
Big Hero 6
Arrested Development
30 Rock
Hotel Transylvania

listening

Weirdo Shrine – La Luz
Orphaned Deejay Selek 2006-2008 – AFX
A Love Supreme – John Coltrane (always helps when the world is awful)
The Golden Echo – Kimbra
The Best Day – Thurston Moore
Borders and Matahdatah Scroll 01 “Broader Than A Border” – M.I.A.
Aquarius – Nicole Mitchell’s Ice Crystals
Paragon – Sam Rivers
Offering: Live at Temple University – John Coltrane
Akira – Geinoh Yamashirogumi
But You Cain’t Use My Phone – Erykah Badu

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Mirror Empire – Kameron Hurley
Event Factory – Renee Gladman
Elysium, or the World After – Jennifer Marie Brissett
Station Eleven – Emily St. John Mandel
The Ninjas – Jane Yeh
On the Steel Breeze – Alastair Reynolds
Ancillary Justice – Ann Leckie
Texture Notes – Sawako Nakayasu
Just Kids – Patti Smith
Concrete, Bulletproof, Invisible and Fried: My Life as a Revolting Cock – Chris Connelly
Totally Wired: Postpunk Interviews and Overviews – Simon Reynolds
Lapsos – Inés Estrada
Susceptible – Geneviève Castrée
Heads or Tails – Lilli Carré

Watching
The total non-event that was RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7
The amazingness of Swansea City FC
The continuing sadness of the Chicago Fire
This fabulous season of the Chicago Red Stars
Women’s World Cup 2015
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Uncle Grandpa

(and as chosen by my son…)
Alice in Wonderland
The Wizard of Oz
Big Hero 6
Home
Scooby Doo
Minions
Justice League

Listening
Syro – Aphex Twin
Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2 EP – Aphex Twin
Jerusalem – Sleep
Rosa – La Lá
Hasta la Raiz – Natalia Lafourcade
Ison – Me Jane You Listen
There are like ten songs that absolutely rule by Nicki Minaj. I’ve been listening to those.
Fountainsun, Wrekmeister Harmonies, Hide. Live at Bohemian National Cemetery. A live show, even!
The Unquiet Sky, Guiltless, and From All Purity – Indian

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Reading
Dhalgren – Samuel R. Delaney
Rising up from Indian Country: The Battle of Fort Dearborn and the Birth of Chicago – Ann Durkin Keating
The Meaning of Freedom and Other Difficult Dialogues – Angela Davis
Historias de Hadas para Adultos – Daína Chaviano
Kalpa Imperial – Angélica Gorodischer
First Buddhist Women: Poems and Stories of Awakening – Susan Murcott
Ancient, Ancient Kiini Ibura Salaam
Taking the Path of Zen – Robert Aitken
Soccer Vs the State: Tackling Football and Radical Politics – Gabriel Kuhn
The Book of the New Sun and The Urth of the New Sun – Gene Wolfe
Hopeful Monsters – Hiromi Goto

Watching
The complete failure that was the Chicago Fire’s 2014 season.
The thrilling highs and lows and all too soon over 2014 Chicago Red Stars season.
The fucking brilliance of Swansea City.
Battlestar Galactica! Only three episodes left!
Parks and Recreation
My Grandmother’s Ravioli

Listening
Grain – Caroline Park
Sabbracadaver – Monarch
The Golden Echo – Kimbra
5:55 – Charlotte Gainsbourg
Love is Love – Lungfish
Las Bistecs at soundcloud

Unreleased Aphex Twin Archive at soundcloud