Best Weekend

Best Weekend: Kathryn Hahn in ‘Happyish,’ Toni Morrison’s New Book + More

What we'll be listening to, watching, and reading to sate our pop culture needs.

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This weekend’s to-do list is packed with awesome ladies per usual—Kathryn Hahn, Toni Morrison, Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard—and one very sexy, very chill, very dreamy Michiel Huisman.

‘Happyish’ Series Premiere

We’ll watch Kathryn Hahn in anything, and we can’t help but wish her character were the focus of this new Showtime series (premiering Sunday, April 26), rather than the wife of Steve Coogan’s sad ad man. But we’ll take it! And we’ll also wonder how different the show would’ve been with Philip Seymour Hoffman in the lead, as he died just after filming the pilot. (Hahn opened up about it when we chatted with her last year.)

‘God Help the Child’ by Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison recently told NPR’s Terry Gross that she “regrets everything,” but we’re glad that didn’t stop the 84-year-old from writing her latest novel. About an African-American woman who distances herself from her darker-skinned daughter, God Help the Child is a raw and intimate look at race, told as only Toni Morrison could.

‘Sound & Color’—Alabama Shakes

This Athens, Alabama, band blew us away with their 2012 debut Boys & Girls, and while most musicians face a sophomore slump, this quartet has rocked-and-rolled its way to a stellar new record, Sound & Color. At its raucous epicenter is song-belter and guitar-shredder Brittany Howard, who brings so much soul the album can barely contain it.

‘The Age of Adaline’

In this new film from Celeste and Jesse Forever director Lee Toland Krieger, Blake Lively plays Adaline, a woman who gets bonked on the head and stays forever young.  Ok, the premise is a little flimsy, but it also stars our favorite Sexy Chill Dream Guy Michiel Huisman being his sexy chill self so sign us up. 

‘That Should Be a Word” by Lizzie Skurnick

As far as hilarious logophile Lizzie Skurnick is concerned, there’s a word for that, whatever that may be. And in her new book, she puts forth 250 modern-day terms that would be so helpful to have in our daily lexicon, including fidgital (excessively checking our tech devices) and martyrmony (referring to those who stay married out of duty—you know who they are).

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