This March was defined by a general sense of impending doom (Brexit, Trump, etc etc). Here are a few things that took my mind off it.
I could have made this entire post about Emma Watson, to be honest. She’s my hero, and she’s been involved in so many incredible projects recently. I saw Beauty and the Beast a few weeks ago and adored it. Some other awesome Emma Watson stuff:
- The Press Tour Instagram account
- an interview with Vanity Fair (and this, because honestly)
- an interview with Into the Gloss
- The Circle (due to be released next month)
I’ve seen a lot of good films this month, but Bug is the one I can’t get out of my head. It’s intensely sad and edge-of-your-seat thrilling, with incredible lead performances from Ashley Judd and Micheal Shannon. For those of you who aren’t into buying DVDs, it’s available to rent from Amazon Prime.
Letterheady.com hosts a fascinating archive of personal and promotional letterheads. My favourite is this one from the offices of Walt Disney, used in 1953 to promote the release of Peter Pan. I also love this Star Trek one (of course), from the desk of Gene Rodenberry.
I was delighted to see Sofia Coppola on the cover of The Gentlewoman‘s latest issue. And, as usual, the content is excellent. The issue features interviews with an array of fantastic women, including politician Nicola Sturgeon, ballerina Francesca Hayward and music supervisor Lucy Bright. The only magazine worth sticking a bookmark in.
It’s always worth checking out Audible‘s deal of the day, because sometimes you discover a completely unexpected gem, just like this. Burial Rites is a dark, haunting mystery that takes places during the Icelandic winter of 1829. Not something I would usually choose, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s beautifully performed by Morven Christie; engaging but easy to listen to, with the same sort of pace and atmosphere as a radio play.
Tell me, what have you been enjoying this month?
The featured image is from Vanity Fair’s cover interview with Emma Watson.