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The White Pube

Gabrielle and Zarina

The White Pube is the collaborative identity of Zarina Muhammad and Gabrielle de la Puente under which we write about art, video games, books and food. This podcast hosts audio versions of our weekly reviews and art thoughts, plus bonus episodes where we talk about life & art world hacks.

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Review: Everything Everywhere All At Once
12-06-2022
Review: Everything Everywhere All At Once
Now the highest grossing A24 film of all time, this week's review is Everything Everywhere All At Once. I had an issue with the way it ended but I think that's on me 🤪 You can find the written version of this on the /misc section of our website & as always, thank you to our good looking genius supporters for keeping us in business we love you
Review: Everything Everywhere All At Once
12-06-2022
Review: Everything Everywhere All At Once
Now the highest grossing A24 film of all time, this week's review is Everything Everywhere All At Once. I had an issue with the way it ended but I think that's on me 🤪 You can find the written version of this on the /misc section of our website & as always, thank you to our good looking genius supporters for keeping us in business we love you
REVIEW: RIP Germain, Shimmer @ Two Queens
05-06-2022
REVIEW: RIP Germain, Shimmer @ Two Queens
This week's text is a review of RIP Germain's show, Shimmer, which was on at Two Queens in Leicester.  read it here: as always, thank you to our friends on patreon!
Review: @BoschBot
29-05-2022
Review: @BoschBot
Do you know Hieronymus Bosch's painting The Garden of Earthly Delights? Do you know the Twitter bot that just posts close-ups of the painting all day long? This week's review is Bosch Bot, thinking about a bot as a curatorial tool and just how much more  engaged I am with the painting via this mad Twitter presentation than I would be if I was stood in the Prado in Madrid squinting at it IRL.  You can find the written version of this on our website: thewhitepube.com  ++++ follow Bosch Bot here: twitter.com/boschbot
Portrait of a Director of an Artist-led Space in Leicester
22-05-2022
Portrait of a Director of an Artist-led Space in Leicester
This week's text is a second portrait in our ongoing series, having a snoop and a natter, chatting to people around the UK for a sneaky peek into what creative life is like for people wherever they are.  This text is a portrait of the co-Director of an artist-led space in Leicester, we go to a sports bar, eat Masala Mogo and chat about everything: from art as an alternative value system, to why charitable status is not always the answer, and why failure is good sometimes.  you can read the full text here: thewhitepube.com/art-thoughts/portrait-of-a-director-of-an-artist-led-space/ you can also go back & read the first text in this series, Portrait of a Moving Image Artist in London, here: thewhitepube.co.uk/art-thoughts/portrait-of-a-moving-image-artist/ that's all! happy sunday & thank you, as per usual to our friends and supporters on patreon. i always look forward to hearing what you think, especially on the lil TWP discord, so thank you for you constant support and feedback!
Writers Grant Recipient 021: Rutendo D. Bradley
16-05-2022
Writers Grant Recipient 021: Rutendo D. Bradley
For the 21st recipient of The White Pube Writers Grant, we are very excited to support the work of Rutendo D. Bradley. Rutendo sent us an excerpt from the novel she started as part of her dissertation, ‘The Devil’s King,’ a project she is now hoping to work on full-time. The opening we read was so effective in its world-building, with its historical language and raw landscape, and its intense population of kings and knights and soldiers and the ways that they speak. The chapter also has this kind of fateful promise that this story is going to be different, it’s going to be important, just hold on — and we loved that, and we wanted to read more. So, with the help of Creative Debuts, we are glad we can support Rutendo with this month’s Writers Grant. If you want the text version of The Devil's King, to look back at previous recipients, or to find out more about the grant, you can head here: :)
Review: @afffirmations
15-05-2022
Review: @afffirmations
Apparently I'm just really into thinking about social media atm, so continuing on from the Chaotic Nightclub Photos review, in this episode I look at @afffirmations on Instagram. Thinking about sincerity, irony, not knowing what's going on, mental wellbeing, and how I want to spend my time online. You can find the written version of this review here. Thank you for listening 8-) Thank you to our Patreon/Paypal/Kofi supporters I love you
Are white girls capable of making art that's not about themselves?
11-05-2022
Are white girls capable of making art that's not about themselves?
It's white girl art revisited! uh-oh. In 2019, I wrote a text that was read by way more people than I was expecting. It caused a stir, caused me nightmares, and I've buried my head in the sand about it ever since. In this episode, we re-read the text and give it a much-needed exorcism. You can find the transcription for this episode on our website here. I'm sweating Thank you to our Patreon, Paypal and Ko-fi pals for supporting this writing - maybe not this piece in particular lol - but in general
Shenece Oretha: Ah So It Go, Ah No So It Go, Go So! @ Cubitt
08-05-2022
Shenece Oretha: Ah So It Go, Ah No So It Go, Go So! @ Cubitt
This week's text is a review of Shenece Oretha: Ah So It Go, A No So It Go, Go So! at Cubitt. It's also the last show of Languid Hands’ curatorial fellowship programme at the gallery, so i am rly happy n glad to be writing about this show, and hope i've made it clear that I LOVED THIS SHOW!!! read the text version here: thewhitepube.com/art-reviews/sheneceorethacubitt/ & as per, thank you to our friends on patreon for supporting the writing :)
Chaotic Nightclub Photos
01-05-2022
Chaotic Nightclub Photos
I'm off on one. This week's text is about the new Twitter account Chaotic Nightclub Photos. It's also about the wider genre and history of nightclub art as it has existed since the mid 1800s. It's also about paparazzi, Wolfgang Tillmans, memes, Tabloid Art History and Studio 54. As I said, I'm off on one. I hope you enjoy!!!  You can find the written version of this (with loads of pictures!!!) under the Misc. section of our website here:
Portrait of a Moving Image Artist in London
24-04-2022
Portrait of a Moving Image Artist in London
This week's text is something a bit different. It's not a review, it's not an essay, it's kind of just a story. So it makes me nervous, but here we are all the same.  I don’t want to give the game away, I don’t want to let you in on the big secret. But this is fiction… slightly, sort of. This isn’t real - oh, but it is. I don’t know what to tell you, you’re just going to have to believe me. read the text here: as always, to our friends on patreon, and especially to the patreon gang on TWP's Discord server. i am so bad at naming texts, so thank you sincerely for helping me come up with a good title for this :)
Review: Old
17-04-2022
Review: Old
This week's review is on Old, M. Night Shyamalan's 2021 release about a supernatural beach. It appears the filmmaker has a track record of exploiting disability for horror in his films but I don't often watch films so I personally had no idea. This text is me working that out 💀  You can find the written version of this on The White Pube. Thanks for listening! And thank you especially to our Patreon/Ko-Fi/Paypal gang for supporting essays like this.
Who doesn't have a praise kink?
15-04-2022
Who doesn't have a praise kink?
We’ve known each other since 2013 but now we know each other on quite frankly an unnecessary level after recording this episode lmao. Using a few decks courtesy of So Cards, we ask each other questions and end up discussing smoking, Zarina’s dream job, education reform, how our exes don’t exist, IBS in public, taxi drivers, becoming Jack Grealish, and of course, our shared praise kink. You can find the transcription for today’s episode on thewhitepube.com/podcasts sorry in advance for all the TMI  & you can find out more about So Cards here: 💜 💜 💜 💜 💜 💜  see you on Sunday for the next review!!!
I'm Hungry
10-04-2022
I'm Hungry
TW: discussion of disordered eating This week's text is about hunger. I don't know what it means anymore and that scares me, but it's ok because it is aimless, empty.  Read the text version on the site: thewhitepube.com/misc/im-hungry/ and thank you! to everyone that supports us on Patreon, Ko-fi and Paypal!
Learning to Cheat
03-04-2022
Learning to Cheat
Do you ever... cheat? I don't. No, I would never. Or I wouldn't. But then something happened that meant I started to cheat all the time. This week's text is called Learning to Cheat! You can find the audio version on our website here BUT I have actually made this text into a video that you can watch here. It's something I've wanted to try for a while and this text felt like the right one to try it on. Let me know what you think! Thank you to everyone that supports us on Patreon, Ko-fi and Paypal!! We couldn't do it without ya
I ❤️ London
27-03-2022
I ❤️ London
This week's text is a chunky art thought about the problems with London. Why is it so hard to be an artist, or an art worker, in London? Why is living in this city so fucking hard? What’s the problem with London, and WHY does it have a problem in the first place? WELL. I investigated. I spoke to: Haja Fanta, who works at HOME by Ronan Mckenzie; George Henry Longly and Prem Sahib, who run Ridley Road Project Space; Arman Nouri and Kwame Lowe, who work together as Kin Structures. I asked them a couple of questions, did some digging and now I'm here to tell you about the answers I found :) if you want to read this as a text, it's on our website here thank you to our readers for supporting our work on Patreon, Kofi and PayPal. we love u the most ALSO, pls rate & review the podcast so we can convince a sponsor to give us loadsa money money moneyyyyy - THANKS xxxx
I hate Dishoom
23-03-2022
I hate Dishoom
This is 2nd episode in the our new series where we revisit the Big texts we wrote before we started this podcast! In this one, we revisit Zarina's 2020 text 'I hate Dishoom.' It caused... a ruckus online. How does she feel about it now? Was it even that deep? Did the owner of Dishoom get in touch and did they meet up to discuss it? Find out on the latest episode of the white pube podcast wooo & if you want the transcription for this episode, it's on our website here thank you to our readers for supporting our work on Patreon, Kofi and PayPal. we love u the most
Review: Beat Saber
20-03-2022
Review: Beat Saber
This is a review of Beat Saber, a game I've been thinking about for years. It's a game I have only played once. When it was time, I sat down and wrote the review in one evening, which never, ever happens. But I just had to get this one off my chest, I think, and when I was ready, it was easy because all the words were already in my head.  You can find the written version of this on thewhitepube.com/games & thank you to our Patreon supporters for keeping us in business.  Ahhh
REVIEW: Inventing Anna
13-03-2022
REVIEW: Inventing Anna
This week's text is a review of Inventing Anna, the newest Shondaland series about the Anna Delvey girlboss scam, on Netflix. You can read the text version of this on thewhitepube.com/inventinganna Thank you, as always, to our Patreon gang for supporting the writing and work! If you want to, you can support us on patreon.com/thewhitepube
Writers Grant Recipient 018: Tuğçe Özbiçer
11-03-2022
Writers Grant Recipient 018: Tuğçe Özbiçer
We’re very happy to announce that the 18th recipient of The White Pube Writers Grant is... Tuğçe Özbiçer! Tuğçe is a London-based Turkish journalist, writer and photographer from Istanbul. We found real care and value in her writing, which reaches from searing human rights-focused articles to softer texts that reflects on lyrics, home and love. Not only did we feel this in Tuğçe’s work, but so did a friend who emailed us to back her submission, writing that ’I’m constantly in awe of the way she writes in a language that is not even her own. I’d love for your audience to be able to read her work too and for Tuğçe to realise that her stories are worth telling here.’ We agree and we hope you enjoy getting to know Tuğçe’s work as well. If you want the text version of Arabesque, to look back at previous recipients, or to find out more about the grant, you can head here: :)
Review: Uncharted 4
06-03-2022
Review: Uncharted 4
This week, I played the remastered Uncharted 4 that was released earlier this year as part of the Legacy of Thieves collection for PS5. It's a very cool game but that's exactly why I didn't like it. In this text, I write about how much I prefer embarrassment over coolness as a quality in the culture I spend time with. Written version on The White Pube! Thank you to our Patreons! I somehow forgot to mention the emoji summary in this recording so of course it's 🧗🥵😎. Happy Sunday everybody!!!