Mar 26, 2021 • 1HR 22M

Episode 37 - Vibing with Doreen St. Felix

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A podcast about being "POC" in media. Hosted by @arjununcle & @krevinlorenzo
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Hello and welcome to episode 37 of Diversity Hire.

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Today’s guest is Doreen St. Felix, who is the New Yorker’s television critic. We have been looking forward to this conversation since we first started the pod, and we think you guys will enjoy everything we talked about, which ran the gamut from the art of ambiguity and ambivalence, when we figured out what a critic even was, finding a place in white-dominated spaces, the concessions we make to do the work we want to do, and is Virgil Abloh actually cool?

This was a super fun episode and if you are a new listener who caught this on Montez Press Radio, WELCOME! Kevin and Arjun also talked about the week in brutal media news and why it feels like 2016. Thanks for listening.

Doreen’s work mentioned in this episode:

December 19, 2015 Part I, Enormous Eye, 2015


On the Street in Brooklyn the Morning After the Police Shooting of Saheed Vassell, The New Yorker, 2018

Virgil Abloh, Menswear’s Biggest Star, The New Yorker, 2019

Queen Latifah Obliterates Trumps n’ Musks in “The Equalizer”, The New Yorker, 2021

The Embarrassment of Democrats Wearing Kente-Cloth Stoles, The New Yorker, 2020


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