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What to Watch, Stream, Read, Buy, Listen to and Drink This Weekend

A Simplified Guide to Making the Most of the Next Few Days

By Sam Eichner ·
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Because there’s simply too much to consume on any given weekend, we’re making your life easier by giving you one thing to watch, stream, read, buy, listen to and drink over the next few days.

Think of it like homework, except fun and stuff.


What to Watch
: Robert Pattinson simmers in Good Time, a caffeinated heist film of sorts from up-and-coming filmmakers, brothers Josh and Benny Safdie. 


What to Stream
: Catch up with Comrade Detective on Amazon Prime, an absurd six-episode television experiment wherein stars like Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Leavitt and Mahershala Ali dub a fake Romanian cop show. 


What to Read
: Check out the important cover story in next month’s Atlantic, "How America Lost Its Mind." Novelist Kurt Andersen argues that a specific aspect of American exceptionalism has given way to a moment where objective truth in our country has ceased to exist: “The American experiment, the original embodiment of the great Enlightenment idea of intellectual freedom, whereby every individual is welcome to believe anything she wishes, has metastasized out of control...In America nowadays, those more exciting parts of the Enlightenment idea have swamped the sober, rational, empirical parts. Little by little for centuries, then more and more and faster and faster during the past half century, we Americans have given ourselves over to all kinds of magical thinking, anything-goes relativism, and belief in fanciful explanation—small and large fantasies that console or thrill or terrify us."


What to Buy
: Todd Snyder’s perfect-for-September crewneck sweaters, baseball jackets and henleys are now up to 70% off.


What to Listen to
: Popular Manipulations, the third album from Pennsylvanian four-piece, The Districts, is out today, if you’re in the mood for some good ol’ American rock. It’s a rather sophisticated far cry from the band’s more garage rock-y first effort, Telephone.

What to Drink: The Campari soda is a wonderfully simplistic libation you can drink all damn day.

Sam Eichner likes literature, reality television and his twin cats equally. He has consistently been told he needs a shave since he started growing facial hair.

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