We need art to keep us sane in this crazy world. Donating to worthy causes is all very good, but if you want to consume some media, here are some suggestions.
Do you wish you could read more widely with low effort? Great news! I found out that if you subscribe to Open Letter publications, they’ll just send you their books in the mail. The price is really surprisingly low, and all the books are translated from around the world. They didn’t pay me to say this.
Patreon finds: I need diverse games; award-winning author and podcaster Mur Lafferty; sure-to-be-award-winning writer Rivers Solomon; necessary words from The Bookavid; I’ve also read K. Tempest Bradford; I have enjoyed writing by Liz Bourke. Amazing writer Nisi Shawl will also send you tea blends! McMansion Hell makes us laugh.
I think LaGuardia Cross’s videos are hilarious and occasionally poignant. Subscribe to his channel so he can keep getting endorsement contracts and stuff. (Ok, this one isn’t spending money.)
I like podcasts from the maximumfun.org family of pods. Some suggestions:
- this one from Minority Korner (children’s books about consent, voting in the 2018 midterms, etc.)
- Reading Glasses
- this one from Wonderful
- Give them some money; you can decide what shows it goes to.
Get a t-shirt from the Call Your Girlfriend podcast.
Buy comics from Lions Forge (diversity and all-ages).
The Worldbuilders shop is a place to buy cool bookish things (like this rad bookmark). You can buy lots of foreign-language translations of fantasy novels (Hungarian! Catalan! Canadian French! Polish! Brazilian Portuguese!), jewelry, stickers, a sword, mugs, etc. Proceeds are given to charities such as Heifer International and First Book.
What kinds of art should people toss their dollars at, Grumpeteers?