Thursday, December 7

On my radar: Jenny Lee Lindberg’s cultural highlights | Culture

B.orn in Nevada in 1981, Jenny Lee Lindberg is a founding member of the LA-based indie-rock quartet war paint. As a bass player and vocalist, she has recorded three albums with the band including 2014’s war paint, which made the top 10 in the UK charts. In 2015, Lindberg released her first solo album, Right On!under the name Jennylee, with a follow-up single last October. Warpaint’s fourth album, Radiant Like This, is out on Friday,6 May and the band kick off a six-date UK tour at the O2 Academy Bristol on 11 May.

one. Film

batman (Say Matt Reeves, 2022)

Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman and Robert Pattinson as the caped crusader in The Batman. Photograph: Jonathan Olley/AP

I hadn’t been to the movies in a very long time, so I went and saw batman by myself in a really comfortable theatre. I love DC and Marvel movies a lot, always have, and watching this was a very childlike experience. My eyes were popping out of my head. It feels a lot more realistic than the other Batman films and not very superhero-y. Robert Pattinson is great as Batman and Zoë Kravitz is wonderful as Catwoman. They’ve got great chemistry.

two. TV

Life Below Zero (National Geographic)

Jessie Holmes and two of his dogs in Life Below Zero.
Jessie Holmes and two of his dogs in Life Below Zero. Photograph: Zachariah Hughes/AP

This show brings me a lot of joy and peace. It’s about people who live off-grid in Alaska. They hunt their own food, cut wood to heat their homes and fetch their own water. They’re just working non-stop, harder than most people work in their lives. I would never be able to do it – I’ve never even gone camping alone before – but it’s a super-inspiring show and it relieves my anxiety somehow. I admire every single person on the show and how self-sufficient they are. They’re totally badass.

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Many Lives Many Masters

3. Book

Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian Weiss

My friend gave me this book not long ago and I’m reading it now. It was written in the 1980s by a psychiatrist who is also a hypnotherapist. In the book, he’s trying to help a patient who has terrible dreams and crazy anxiety. Within the hypnotherapy sessions, she starts revealing past lives in lots of detail. It’s really intriguing. I’m a spiritual person but I also believe in science. I was raised Christian but I lost a bit of faith that there is anything beyond this life. This book has reignited some of that faith.

Four. apps

Crown Solitaire

'Calming and cathartic': Crown Solitaire.
‘Calming and cathartic’: the Crown Solitaire app.

I’ve been playing this game for a while. It’s a slightly different version of classic solitaire – there are seven rows and all the cards are face-up at the start – and it’s a little more fun. I play it a lot when we’re travelling. It’s really calming and cathartic and I’m using my brain a bit – there are strategies involved. It’s handy when I’m trying to take a break from social media. If I have a little tic and want to pick up my phone, I play this instead.

5. Place


Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, in early spring with the Wasatch Range in the background.
Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, in early spring with the Wasatch Range in the background. Photograph: Douglas Pulsipher/Alamy

I moved to Utah in December 2019 and I’m in love with it. I live in Salt Lake City with my boyfriend, who’s from here. It’s the most beautiful place I’ve lived in. The pace is really calm but there’s still a lot of culture. There are tons of hikes and I’ve started snowboarding – it’s got some of the best snow on Earth. I feel like I’m more at one with nature than I have been in a long time. Salt Lake City is surprisingly progressive – there’s a big gay community here – and there are lots of good restaurants. I love it.

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6. Food

Homemade pizza using Ooni Karu 12

Pizza with broccoli, mushrooms and tomatoes.
‘It’s crazy how much better the pizza tastes at home.’ Photograph: Artur Kozlov/Getty Images

My boyfriend and I got a home pizza oven during the pandemic – an Ooni Karu 12 multifuel oven – and we’ve been making our own pizzas in the back yard. It’s crazy how much better the pizza tastes at home, even though we don’t really know what we’re doing. It’s done in three minutes or less and you put anything you want on it – my favorite has broccoli, olives, red onions, jalapeño, cheese and artichoke hearts. I’m not quite sure why the taste is so different but it’s 10,000 times better than parlor pizza.

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