Separating the Intrinsic from the Extrinsic; & An Author Special with Candice Carty-Williams
The High Low turns TWO this week! Excuse us while we wallow in (the admittedly shallow) nostalgia of it all.
This week we discuss the Oscars; the ongoing case of Shamima Begum’s citizenship; the Insta-tributes to Karl Lagerfeld; and the Martin Scorsese fan who wants to erase a film ending he doesn’t like. Where does our ability to meme popular culture end; and how will it affect problematic art? Is Animal Hospital without Rolf, just a koala hanging in mid-air?
Today we have an author special with Candice Carty-Williams, whose debut novel, Queenie, has been making waves ahead of its publication (published by Trapeze on 11th April.) Queenie is the young black female protagonist you’ve been hoping for - and the book is funny, raw and wise in equal measure.
Queenie, by Candice Carty-Williams. Pre-order the Waterstones exclusive https://www.waterstones.com/book/queenie/candice-carty-williams/9781409180050
City of Girls, by Elizabeth Gilbert (out June 2019)
Lorena, on Amazon Prime
David Remnick on TBD with Tina Brown https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/tbd-with-tina-brown/id1441327188?mt=2&i=1000430163514
Johann Hari on The Joe Rogan Experience with Joe Rogan https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-joe-rogan-experience/id360084272?mt=2&i=1000430287073
How Trump Made Andrea Dworkin Relevant Again, by Michelle Goldberg for The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/22/opinion/sunday/trump-feminism-andrea-dworkin.amp.html
Dani Shapiro on writing a memoir (2016), for The New York Times
Do The Jews Own Anxiety? By Daniel Smith (2012) for The New York Times