3 Things for Yesterday- The Bechdel Grant, Sol Studio, and Finishing Mario

by - Thursday, September 18, 2014

1.Alison Bechdel won a MacArthur genius grant- Also, that they covered this news freaking everywhere. It was one of the first things I read in the morning when I woke up. I feel like I spent years telling people about the Bechdel test (are there 2 female characters? do they have names? do they talk about something other than a man?), but she and her comic Dykes to Watch Out For must be increasingly ubiquitous if super sexist EW had an article about it. The award is well-deserved and I can't wait to see what she does with that money and time.

from http://thesolstudio.com/exhibits/
2.The Sol Studio in Harlem- Genoming for them was the first time I could just appreciate the brilliance of their curation for "I Found God in Myself" while learning about the many great artists- Jas Knight, Deborah McDuff, Heather L Johnson, Lehna Huie, Wura Natasha Ogunji, and Alejandra Regalado- who are exhibiting there. It made me wish I lived in New York so I could walk down and see this work in the flesh!
3. Finishing Mario (sort of)! We have been playing through again since we moved in as a way to take a break from house and life stress, and we finally beat the big castle. But of course we have level 9. And we missed 2 secret levels, so the Boy is on a mission about them. It feels good to be so totally immature from time to time, and I am almost getting better, which is a bit of a miracle all on its own. Plus, when we won the castle, he went back so we could play all the memory games again, which is my favorite part. I want a video game where you can't die, you just give each other presents.

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