Year over year, the transitional period between winter and spring seems to have become a harbinger of terrible things.
March 2020 brought us the start of a devastating pandemic that changed all of our lives.
Now March 2022 brings an unprovoked war that will also likely change life as we know it.
But how can we deal with terrible things that are out of our control? We turn to art, music, books and entertainment for comfort.
Spring may have brought us more terrible things, but it has also brought us some small comforts as well. New books to read, movies and TV to watch, and hopefully, warmer weather.
Worst Roommate Ever streaming on Netflix.
“From executive producer Jason Blum (“The Purge” series, “Get Out”), an anthology docuseries about roomies gone.
Violent con artists. Stone-cold killers. These terrifying true stories unveil some of the worst cohabitation experiences one could ever imagine.”
Midnight at Pera Palace streaming on Netflix
International Women’s Day.
Since 1911, International Women’s Day has been observed as a day to celebrate the achievements of women and further advocate for gender equality.
Fathom Events presents Ariadne auf Naxos at the Met in theaters.
“Exhilarating soprano Lise Davidsen makes her Live in HD debut in one of her signature roles, the mythological Greek heroine of Strauss’s enchanting masterpiece.”
A Year & other poems by Jos Charles on shelves.
“Harrowing and gorgeous, a Year & other poems is an astonishing new collection from a poet of ‘unusual beauty and lyricism’ (New Yorker).”
Bad Vegan: Fame. Fraud. Fugitives streaming on Netflix.
“From Chris Smith, the executive producer of Tiger King and director of Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened, comes BAD VEGAN: FAME. FRAUD. FUGITIVES., a wild four-part documentary series that explores how Sarma Melngailis, the celebrity restaurateur behind the glittering New York hotspot Pure Food and Wine, went from being the queen of vegan cuisine to being known as the “Vegan Fugitive.”
Full Moon. The full moon in March is known as the worm moon. While researching why, I learned that most earth worms in North America are invasive species brought from Europe by colonists in the eighteenth century.
Vernal Equinox and first day of spring
The Bone Orchard by Sara A. Mueller on shelves.
“Charm is a witch, and she is alone. The last of a line of conquered necromantic workers, now confined within the yard of regrown bone trees at Orchard House, and the secrets of their marrow.
Charm is a prisoner, and a survivor. Charm tends the trees and their clattering fruit for the sake of her children, painstakingly grown and regrown with its fruit: Shame, Justice, Desire, Pride, and Pain.
Charm is a whore, and a madam. The wealthy and powerful of Borenguard come to her house to buy time with the girls who aren’t real.”