Stuff You Should Consume This Week
- •Hell or High WaterNot necessarily a slow-burn heist movie, but one that's not afraid to breathe and take it's time revealing its character motives. The performances by Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, and Ben Foster are so effin' good! The script/director's influence of Cormac McCarthy is a little too much on its sleeve sometimes, but it also uses it's sorta-western, sorta heist plot to make a powerful message about class and economy with a great sub-current of humor.
- •Aparna Nancherla's Comedy Central Half-Hour SpecialAparna is one of the funniest humans on this rock right now. Her jokes, her cadence, and her twitter are all note perfect! Her special debuted Friday at midnight and it's now available on CC's website & app. It's so good and if you can't watch it for some reason, her debut album came out recently on Spotify and iTunes!
- •Dirty Thirties: A Memoir by Asa AkiraI loved her first book: Insatiable. This is a really good follow up, with such an interesting perspective of the adult industry and her life in it, with self-awareness and a great sense of humor. Also the tips on making marriage work should be legit guidelines, regardless of industry, etc. And she is a great li.st-er too! @AsaAkira
- •You Made It Weird w/Hasan MinhajNow a correspondent on The Daily Show, Hasan's upbringing was unique, but the way he talks about it is so universal and we're lucky to have him as a comedian/storyteller. Try not to cry when he tells the story of almost going to prom on this episode. Also, he is touring his amazing one-man show Homecoming King through December, don't mss it! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/you-made-it-weird-pete-holmes/id475878118?mt=2&i=375027025