|Art Journal page, May 2014|
On my duff, this week I read (or finished) The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, Country of Origin by Don Lee, The Dinner by Dutch author Herman Koch, and now I'm on After Her by Joyce Maynard. All good reads.
I've been watching Borgen, a 3-season Danish political drama, and really enjoying it. Those Danes make great movies and great television. Borgen is available via Netflix or here. Another excellent Danish TV mystery is Forbrydelsen, available here. Forbrydelsen is the original Danish version of The Killing, currently running somewhere on network TV in the States. The original is way better IMHO.
And speaking of TV, if you like political thriller-type shows and you haven't seen it yet, Netflix's House of Cards is a must-see. In this case the remake is a lot better than the original British mini-series of the same name, from 1990. They're both focused on the absurdities of politics in place and time. But whereas the original is more of a satire, the new House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, is much edgier, grittier, true to political life in the U.S. now.
Whatever you're up to, have a good weekend. xo