Things I Liked: Week of January 27, 2024

January 27, 2024

Here is a list of some things I read, listened to, watched, and otherwise enjoyed this week.


  1. Patricia Lockwood on meeting the pope (I’m late to this I know)
  2. “The Quiet Death of Ello’s Big Dreams”
  3. Lily Scherlis on likability in American politics
  4. Phillip Maciak on New Detective
  5. Bijan Stephen on “lateral thinking with withered technology”
  6. Leo Robson - “Jameson After Postcritique”
  7. Patrick Nathan - The Future Was Color
  8. Anna Kornbluh - Immediacy
  9. Susan Howe - Sorting Facts: Or, Nineteen Ways of Looking at Chris Marker


(This will mostly be music but I’m going to call this section “listening” in case I want to include podcasts, audiobooks, or other aural delights)

  1. Yohei - Echo You Know (Spotify)
  2. The Smile - Wall of Eyes (Spotify)
  3. Fur Trader - “Exit Signs” (Spotify)
  4. Bebeto Alves - Danço Só (Spotify)
  5. Patrick Holland - Infra (Spotify)
  6. Shows on LVL Radio


  1. Twin Peaks season one
  2. Slow Horses season one
  3. True Detective season four
  4. Possession dir. Andrzej Żuławski
  5. Black Hat dir. Michael Mann


Nothing specific this week, but I’ve been into making chopped salads from whatever I have that goes together. Winning combo is salami, bell pepper, shallot, beans, any herbs, oil, vinegar.

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