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READ.// “Would the problem you’re trying to address with your shopping cart be better tackled by a new rule, a new regulation, a ban, an incentive, a new social program, a different way of doing things? The answer is almost always yes.” Elizabeth L. Cline, formerly an advocate for ethical consumerism, writes about how the pandemic convinced her the movement is inadequate. So go ahead, she says, use plastic straws and buy cheap clothes—then fight to change laws and systems.

LOOK.// “There is no past, no future; everything flows in an eternal present.” Photographer duo Angel Albarrán and Anna Cabrera use these words from James Joyce to open the artists’ statement accompanying their series, Kairos. The landscapes in this series have a Magritte-like, dreamy element that feels, to me, divorced from literal space and time. Needless to say, it really works for 2020.

DRINK.// Fair Isle Brewing’s Madame R. Galle Saison
The house yeast culture at Seattle’s Fair Isle Brewing expresses itself beautifully in Madame R. Galle, a bright, vernal, Wallonian-style Saison that evokes fresh peaches and petrichor. Too Romantic? I blame these elegant but unfussy Franco-Belgian beers for making me wax poetic.

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