What we have seen this week
Scary cover time?
WannaCry infected laptop. This was the ransomware infection that got into the NHS digital systems, because they were running old Windows 7 that had not been updated (currently displayed at the Science Museum).
Framed 1980’s poster in the ‘Guerilla Girls’ exhibition at the Andaluz Centre for Contemporary Art. Disgracefully more relevant today than ever.
The unexpected ramifications of coronavirus!
What we are watching this week
Unnerving and dark adaption of the Stephen King novel about a horrific crime that is not what it appears to be. Directed by Jason Bateman and adapted by Richard Price (The Wire, The Night Of).
Director Bong Joon Ho’s award-winning satire about so much more than class differences.
What we are reading
Suzi Gage’s recent book, based on evidence and research, busts popular myths about drugs.
“All Europe contributed to the making of Kurtz” – ‘Strangers in the land’ on Europe’s inexorable link to exile, longing (for) belonging, Page 216, Granta 149.
From this week’s Cycling Weekly, more thinking on social media and exercise. Overlaps with biomedicalisation of walking and cycling paper that some CoL editors worked on…