Welcome. It’s Oscar weekend, so for those who’re the kind to cram for the ceremony as if for a remaining examination, it’s time to cue up Minari or Nomadland or whichever contenders you missed. (The broadcast is Sunday at eight p.m. Eastern time, on ABC.) Here’s the complete list of nominees and our predictions for who will win. And here’s a ballot if you wish to make some predictions of your individual.
We’ve obtained loads of dialog starters in your digital watch celebration: Is there a clear front-runner for best picture? How correct is that birth scene in “Pieces of a Woman”? On their podcast, “Still Processing,” Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham talked in regards to the revenge-fantasy thriller “Promising Young Woman,” which poses the highly effective query “What if there are no good men?”
There’s extra to maintain you busy past films, after all. Streaming European theater fests. Making “absurdly delicious” chiles rellenos. Anticipating Season 4 of “The Handmaid’s Tale.” (April 28!) Finding a weekly car rental that prices lower than your mortgage cost. (It’s potential!)
If you’d prefer to have an particularly productive weekend, take inspiration from Jhumpa Lahiri, who wrote her newest novel in Italian then translated it into English herself. “Translation, to me, is metamorphosis,” she instructed The Times’s Joumana Khatib. “It is a kind of radical re-creation of the work, because you are recreating the language to allow that work to be reborn.”
I used to be just lately riveted by the documentary “The True Cost,” in regards to the environmental affect of quick trend, so I used to be glad to study some manufacturers’ curiosity in “regenerative agriculture,” described as “yoga, but for farmland.” This journey through the fridge, highlighting materials created from grocery gadgets, is illuminating, too.
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John Muse in Springfield, Mass., is considering how “home” is not necessarily any one place.
Nadia Owusu’s “Aftershocks” is a mesmerizing memoir about her life and upbringing. The final chapter, assessing all that has occurred to her, known as “Home.” In it, many of the paragraphs begin with the sentence “Let me show you my home,” adopted by descriptions of relations, recollections, locations she has been and experiences she has gone by. The final one:
“Let me show you my home. It is a blue chair. I sought asylum here. I marked my application temporary. For myself, I am writing reconstruction, not elegy.
“Look into my eyes. See my glowing skin. My pores are open. I am made of the earth, flesh, ocean, blood, and bone of all the places I tried to belong to and all the people I long for. I am pieces. I am whole. I am home.”
It’s incantatory, and a wonderful manner to take a look at each life and the definition of 1’s residence.
Which movie, Oscar-nominated or not, would you title “Best Picture” of the final yr? Write to us: firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your full title and site and we’d characteristic your response in a future publication. We’re At Home. We’ll learn each letter despatched. More concepts for main a full life at residence or close to it seem under. I’ll see you on Wednesday.