What we'll be listening to, watching, and reading to sate our pop culture needs.
Miss the Parks and Rec series finale? Rewind to bid a proper adieu to our Pawnee pals; reunite with the diabolical Underwoods on Netflix; and get the full story on Kim Gordon’s life in her long-awaited memoir!
Get your snack nest ready, House of Cards’ entire third season has hit Netflix and we’ll be marathon-ing the political maze of ladder climbing and betrayal. At the end of season 2, Kevin Spacey’s ruthless Frank Underwood was (spoiler alert!) sworn in as president, the culmination of a risky and complicated revenge scheme. Now that he and first lady Claire (wonderfully and icily played by Robin Wright) are at the proverbial top, the only way to go is down.
We’ve been waiting months (years, let’s be honest) for Kim Gordon’s memoir to come out. From her time as Sonic Youth’s front woman heading NYC’s noise scene to her more recent life as an artist and musician following her split from Thurston Moore, Girl in a Band is as if that cool older sister we’ve always looked up to is finally letting us in.
When a 30-something New York couple (Sophia Takal and Lawrence Michael Levine, the movie’s writer and director) suspects their neighbor’s death was a murder and decides to investigate it (with the help of a friend played by Alia Shawkat), a classic screwball comedy ensues. One we’d watch even without Alia Shawkat, but an appearance by Maeby makes everything better.
New Jersey punk trio Screaming Females just seems to get better and better—their new sixth album supports this theory. Still sparse and lo-fi, with singer and guitarist Melissa Paternoster’s significant presence holding center stage, Rose Mountain is a rock record of epic proportions, with gut-punching riffs to match.
This week we said good-bye to Leslie Knope and all the Pawnee weirdos that made Parks and Recreation one of the most beloved sitcoms of the last decade. If you missed it, here’s your chance to watch; if you watched, you’ll agree it deserves another viewing. And always, some simultaneous waffle eating.
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