3 Things: Jessie Ware, Colin Nissan, and Mona Chalabi / by Chris Duffy


Hi friends,

It's Saturday! Every week, I send out an email with my upcoming shows, one thing I think is great, one thing that made me laugh, and one thing I found interesting. 

Upcoming Shows

Make those long car trips or flights home for the holidays go a little faster with someYou're the Expert episodes. Our two most recent are about the hunt for Earth 2.0 and whale hormones. Link

SOLD OUT Wednesday, December 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Annex Theater. You Get A Spoonwith music from The Westerlies, a performance by Bianca Giaever, and jokes from me. Link

My full schedule with all upcoming dates is online here.

This week's list

Jessie Ware is a singer who's simultaneously famous and constantly referred to as a "best kept secret." I'm a big fan of her music and I love this profile of her that starts with her insisting she's vegan and ends with her snacking on soppressata and cheese. She seems like she'd be a lot of fun as a friend. As you're heading home for the holidays (or choosing not to head home), Jessie Ware's "Sam" might be the perfect soundtrack. A song about getting past her own childhood and building a family of her own.  

I may just send this same story out every year for Christmas because I've yet to see another holiday piece that makes me laugh as hard. Colin Nissan's The Twelve Days of Christmas is a masterpiece.

Mona Chalabi is equal parts visual artist and investigative journalist. In her role diving into data for The Guardian, she's managed to make illustrations that are informative, beautiful, and often hilarious. Whether she's examining what America would look like without immigrants or the number of decapitated chickens in New York City parks, her work always has a unique and memorable style. Mona's also got a fantastic British accent which makes her the perfect podcast guest (she's a frequent contributor to Maeve in America) or television host (she's the face of a program on Viceland). Mona Chalabi  (also check out her Instagram here)

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