The Recommended - April 2023

The Recommended is a monthly selection of recommendations from the Rotholz team to watch, to read, and to listen. Curated at the end of each month by a member of the Rotholz team The Recommended is designed to delight your senses. So we invite you to dive in and enjoy this month's picks.


To Watch:
Ascend: Forced to flee the Taliban, Afghan women find a home in climbing

The non-profit Ascend started as a way to give women around the world access to climbing-based leadership training. But when the Taliban took over Afghanistan in 2021, the program pivoted to resettlement, eventually helping 134 Afghans find new homes around the world.

Now Patagonia has captured the story of three of those refugees &mdash Mina Bakhshi, Haniya Tavasoli, and Rabia Hussain &mdash in a powerful new short film called Ascend. The short film follows the women as they reunite in the Yosemite Valley at the invitation of two Yosemite Search and Rescue climbers: Merryn Venugopal and Michelle Pellette.




To Listen:
Madelyn by Jaguar Jaguar

Antwerp-based Jaguar Jaguar brings sunkissed melodies and volcanic rhythms in their second EP ‘Madelyn’. Produced while staying in a secluded part of France, it’s filled with dazzling electro-pop worthy of a dance or two.





To Read:
This Is Not A T-Shirt by Bobby Hundreds

In This Is Not a T-Shirt, Bobby Hundreds cements his spot as a champion of an industry he helped create and tells the story of The Hundreds&mdashwith anecdotes ranging from his Southern California, punk-DIY-tinged youth to the brand’s explosive success. Both an inspiring memoir and an expert assessment of the history and future of streetwear.