Team Kenan Reads/Watches/Listens (Recommendations)

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Looking for something to read, listen to, or watch? Team Kenan has recommendations for you: 


  • Tamara Shopsin, Arbitrary Stupid Goal 
  • Susan Sontag, On photography 
  • Naomi Klein, On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal 
  • Paul Kalanithi, When Breath Becomes Air  
  • Bernardine Evaristo, Girl, Woman, Other 


  • Malcolm in the Middle – I have been watching this during break and it’s honestly keeping me sane, I love it because I have a big family too (4 siblings), and the craziness (although we are nowhere near them) reminds of home 
  • Tiger King – this will distract you from all the craziness that is going as the characters are insane
  • Free Solo – I have been wanting to watch this for a while, so maybe you’ve already seen it, but if you haven’t you should give it a shot


  • Offshore Podcast, Muana Kea” – worth a listen you are into science and the relationship between science and culture
  • This American Life, “The Out Crowd
  • The Dave Chang Show. David Chang is the owner of the Momofuku restaurant group and host of “Ugly Delicious” on Netflix. On his podcast, he discusses his changing view of the purpose of food. As a young chef, he used to value conventionally aesthetic dishes and restaurant culinary techniques over his mom’s Korean stews and home cooking. Now, he has found the beauty in food made with love and made to nourish loved ones. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants are closing, supply chains are going out of business, and certain ingredients are harder to come by for home cooks. The practice of cooking has slightly shifted in meaning–for many, it is to sustain, for others, it could be a newfound hobby to combat boredom.