What Now? A monthly cure for the culturally devoid.
“My Body’s a Zombie For You” by Dead Man’s Bones
A hybrid of Arcade Fire, Elvis Presley, and a sluggish, somewhat entrancing beat. The type of song that says everything you feel, even though you can’t exactly make out the words. I give this song two thumbs up for creating an overall mood of romantic darkness while maintaining a soft 1950 feel.
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
John Frankenheimer’s classic political drama is one you should absolutely add to your list. Of course I’m partial to any movie with Frank Sinatra and Janet Leigh, but this movie is guaranteed to leave you on your toes with its dramatic romances and ahead-of-its-time political satire.
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
Sedaris has a habit of turning the heartbreakingly ordinary into comedic genius. With things as simple as eating a hamburger or having his blood sugar taken, Sedaris will impress you with his somewhat cynical and highly revealing wit. This book of collective essays will have you laughing out loud partly at Sedaris’ real life antics and partly at your own.
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