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Journalist Arionne Nettles Shares Her Favorite Things To Read, Watch And Do

Arionne Nettles, journalism lecturer at Northwestern University’s Medill School

Chuck Olu-Alabi

Journalist Arionne Nettles Shares Her Favorite Things To Read, Watch And Do

Reset checks in with journalist Arionne Nettles for her recommendations on what to read, watch and do this week.

What to read

1. Black Futures edited by Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham - "This is probably the most gorgeous book that I have in my collection. But besides that, I think that especially this part of year for me is when I try to let my mind wander, I try to get a little more creative." 

2. The Meaning of Mariah Carey by Mariah Carey with Michaela Angela Davis - "People I enjoy, I usually get their audiobooks as well because I like to hear them reading to me ... but she will sing to you when you're least expecting it." 

3. You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria - "It's very steamy, but I think that the thing that is sometimes difficult to do with a romance novel is to really create characters that are truly lovable, and these are. You really root for them from the very beginning."

What to watch

4. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix) - "I had no idea that every single actor in this film would give such a commanding performance. Also of note, it was Chadwick Boseman's last role and he just knocks this out of the park."

5. Prom (Netflix) - "If you love musicals, this one is fun. It also has a great cast including old faves like Meryl Streep and Kerry Washington to new stars like Hamilton's Ariana DeBose." 

6. Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) - "This season of Grey's Anatomy, of course, deals with the pandemic, which at times can be difficult to watch. But also, it just continues to add to my appreciation of health care workers and all that they've sacrificed for us so it's been good in that way." 

What to do

7. Try Nita’s Gumbo - "Every order has been cooked to perfection. Get the Gumbo Wings — or more."

8. Go to a drive-in theater - "It's a really stress-free opportunity to get outside and still be warm." 

9. Do a virtual visit to the American Writers Museum - "Now that museums are back closed, it's the perfect time to revisit them. But they also have content for kids, too." 

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