As writers and creatives, we love absorbing media. From stories and books to music, movies and TV shows, our staff is always on the lookout for new and different things to read, listen to and watch. We want to engage with you, our readers, and recommend what we’re into – and hear if you have any suggestions for us, too. We’ll publish our Legacy Loves series on a weekly basis. Give it a try, and maybe you’ll find something new to love.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Last week had us on edge until Friday, when Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital after fracturing three ribs when she fell in her office on Nov. 8. To calm our nerves, we watched "RBG," a documentary detailing Ginsburg's rise to the Supreme Court and branding as a pop culture icon. Now, we’re anxiously awaiting "On the Basis of Sex," a forthcoming film depicting the first gender discrimination case Ginsburg argued before the Supreme Court. The biopic, starring Felicity Jones and Armie Hammer, is set to release on Dec. 25. "RBG" is available for streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime.
“Heavyweight” podcast by Gimlet Media
We’re big fans of “Heavyweight,” a podcast hosted by Jonathan Goldstein who “backpedals his way into the past like a therapist with a time machine.” Season three of the podcast is still in the works, but seasons one and two are available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. If you’ve never listened to “Heavyweight” before, check out the producer’s favorites: "Jesse," "Julia," "Gregor" and "Buzz." All of the episodes are also available for listening on Youtube. Check out the debut episode below.
The Year of the Woman
Election Day was Nov. 6, and like many predicted, 2018 is the "Year of the Woman" with a record number of women elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Among our favorites, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 29-year-old woman from the Bronx elected to New York’s 14th Congressional District, is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Others include, Carol Miller of West Virginia’s third district, one of the few newly elected Republican women; Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, the first Muslim American women elected to Congress; and Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland, the first Native American women elected to Congress. Political beliefs aside, these women are an inspiration to us all, and we’re definitely going to study a little bit harder this week to do them proud.
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Democrats will take the House and Republicans will hold the Senate, but no matter how the #midterms play out one thing is clear: Nov. 6 was a night of many overdue firsts — and a historic election for women. Above: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress; Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, Democrats of Michigan and Minnesota, respectively, the first Muslim women elected to Congress; Democrat Ayanna Pressley, Massachusetts' first black woman elected to Congress. ✨Not pictured: Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia, of Texas, the state’s first Latina women elected to Congress; Sharice Davids, of Kansas, and Deb Haaland, of New Mexico, the first Native American women in Congress; Jahana Hayes, Connecticut’s first black woman in Congress; Marsha Blackburn, first woman elected senator from Tennessee; and Jared Polis, of Colorado, the first openly gay man elected governor. 📢 We’ll continue to update those names here ☝️|📸: @brian_photog, @alanzilote, @kayanaszymczak
"Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald"
Attention all fans of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world, the second installment of the "Fantastic Beasts" series premieres this week starring Eddie Redmayne and Johnny Depp. Dying to see the movie, but too broke to buy the $10 ticket? Wait until $5 Tuesday at Perkins Rowe Cinemark Theatre, or remember to bring your LSU ID for a student discount.
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