A few recs from our culture editor while the work is on hiatus. Don’t worry – we’ll be back next week.
“Cleveland scored 86 points in the first half of Game 4, and that wasn’t even the most absurd thing to happen in its 137–116 win. The abundance of Golden State fouls and onslaught of Cavalier 3s were almost upstaged by several very strange moments on Friday night.”
“In the wake of Thursday’s testimony, the White House is going after Comey, trying to neutralize the threat that his words pose. But the attacks have been convoluted. It has been clear since Trump fired Comey that the former F.B.I. director would have a central and threatening role in the theatre of this Presidency, yet neither Trump nor his advisers and allies seem to have figured out what to say about him.”
“Disco; it’s a vague word but over the course of the last 45-odd years, it’s come to mean a pretty narrow set of perceptions. Glitz, glamour, flares, sequins, cocaine, VIP, John Travolta, big hair, bad falsettos are all images that no doubt come to mind when ‘Staying Alive’ pipes out over the PA at a wedding. And while that type of disco certainly had its peak, and wormed its way into the mainstream at many a straight, white male’s discontent, it’s never represented what disco was all about; freedom.”
“Dads and grads season is here! Writers/directors Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs (Broad City) join Scott this week to talk about their new film Rough Night starring Scarlett Johansson, meeting each other in a UCB 101 class, and what’s next in their future. Then, artists Pants the Rapper and MC Sugar Butt drop by to tell us about their new album “Coma Pants.” Plus, entrepreneur Carl Coaster stops by to share his coaster ideas to get back into the roller coaster game.”
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