A Political Conundrum. A Controversial Book. And Cool New Music.
The biggest conundrum ever in US politics also happens to be the most controversial: The popularity of Donald J. Trump. Who are the people who turn out in unprecedented masses to attend his rallies? That was the question a young enterprising filmmaker decided would be the basis for his next documentary. The end result is Trump Rally by Brooklyn-based Sean Dunne who managed to get up close and personal with Trump supporters. His takeaway is unexpected and adds yet another layer to the conundrum of Donald Trump‘s popularity.
“I’ve never read ‘that’ word used so nonchalantly before!” Says Life Elsewhere host, Norman B, referring to the four-letter word Judith Rashleigh peppers her dialogue with. Judith is the antiheroine of Maestra, the first thriller from Lisa Hilton. The word in question is Anglo-Saxon for female genitalia and should be reclaimed by women, explains Ms. Hilton. Her unapologetic boldness has triggered controversy, with many reviewers declaring Maestra to be a more shocking and explicit than Fifty Shades of Grey. Hilton also happens to be a well-respected historian and biographer who reckons her “natural habitat is a library with a pen stuck in my hair”. So what prompted a self-described geek to delve into writing page after page of graphic sex, violence, and Anglo-Saxon words? Find out in the next edition of Life Elsewhere.
Also in the program, Norman B selects two new cool music releases and asks that you tell us what you think of them. First, Blu Fiefer, who describes herself as half-Mexican and half-Lebanese with Jukebox from her forthcoming EP. Followed by, Dahlia Sleeps, from South London, fronted by Lucy Hill with Black & Blue.
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