TV Show of the Week

Call the Midwife has been one of my favorite shows for years. But this year I made a discovery. You can watch this show online at No streaming service is needed.

This show is about a group of nuns and nurses who are midwives in a section of London on the 1950s and 60s. I like shows that trying to help me understand what life was like in another place and time. But this is not a family show unless you ready to have that talk about where babies come from. And think about this…babies have been born at home way longer than they have been born in hospitals.

The characters are fun and the storylines can be corny. Sister Monica Joan is my favorite, but I don’t understand crap she say. The last couple of years, they have begun casting people who look like me. Yay! Give it a try.

Artist of the Week

When I first saw this work by Warrick I thought WOW.

In Memory of Mary Turner: As a Silent Protest Against Mob Violence

This sculpture, depicting a woman cradling an infant in her arms and leaning away from grasping hands and flames at the base, was created in response to the vicious lynching of a young woman named Mary Turner in 1918. Mary Turner’s husband had been lynched and she publicly denounced his murder. In response, a mob of hundreds captured her, hung her upside down from a tree, and brutally killed her and her unborn child.

Artist Meta Warrick Fuller’s sculpture is one of the first created by an African American specifically depicting the brutality of lynch mobs.

Museum of African American History, Boston & Nantucket