What can we say, we love our popular culture. Be it television, film, theater, books…well you get the picture. Speaking of pictures, we also love photography (check out one of our favorites here: “What I See” by Rachel Kauffman).
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“Saturday Night Live” — SNL has been sorely missed this summer. Yes, we’ve had the Weekend Update, but it’s not the same as our Saturday night fix. With all the ridiculousness going on in the world, SNL has added some much needed levity to some of the craziness.
“Exit West” by Mohsin Hamid — If you haven’t already heard about this novel (aside from here), you will soon. A love story combined with a relevant tale of two refugees, this novel has a touch of reality mixed with a little bit of magic.
“Thor: Ragnarok” — Thor, Hulk, Loki, and Cate Blanchett…do you need any further explanation?
“Groundhog Day” — I know. I know. It’s another musical based on a movie, but this one might surprise you. Yes, it follows the same premise of the beloved Bill Murray film, but it delves deeper. It’s funny, but it’s also smart and insightful. It’s something you have to see to truly understand, and I recommend you do it soon. Sadly, this show is closing September 17th. If you’re in NYC before then I highly recommend you see it before it closes. I promise you, the only thing you’ll regret is not seeing it sooner.
“Hamilton” — My current (and for the foreseeable future) obsession is “Hamilton” and its incredible cast recording. It’s the story of one of the lesser-known founding father’s told with a very modern voice, that provides a unique perspective of our country’s history, while drawing parallels to where we are today. Even if you’re not able to see the show in New York, I highly recommend checking out the soundtrack (essentially the whole show, which is sung through). You can listen to the whole thing here: NPR First Listen—Hamilton
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” — This show is pure joy, which is why it’s earned a semi-permanent spot on my “approved” list. If you don’t absolutely love it, then we can’t be friends. Just kidding, sort of… Seriously check out this show, you can thank me later.
“Why Not Me” — I haven’t read this book yet, but having finished Mindy Kaling’s first book “Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?” in record time, I feel safe in assuming that this book will also be incredible. If you haven’t yet fallen in love with Ms. Kaling, then you’ve obviously not seen any of her work. Lucky for you, I’m about to fix that: