Weekend Whats

What to Watch: If you want to get a better handle on the anger, despair, and frustration (with corporations and government) that is increasingly common in parts of America, watch this documentary on coal mine workers in West Virginia. Blood on the Mountain. Don Blankenship, a former chief exec at Massey Energy, is one of the people covered in the film. He just got out of prison, and immediately started tweeting. Plus, from the LA Times: With a letter a day, West Virginian tried to remind coal executive of his role in 29 deaths.

+ What to Binge: Season two of Gomorrah is now on Sundance TV. This Italian series is like The Sopranos without any of the levity or humor. It’s violent, suspenseful, interesting, and riveting. (Soundtrack also great.)

+ Where to Escape: I know what you’re thinking. You just suffered through a long week of news and I’m giving you a documentary on coal mine disasters and a series about mafia violence and destruction. Not in the mood for anything too serious? Don’t worry. Aziz Ansari’s Master of None is back with a new season Netflix.

+ What to Question: Fresh Air is turning 30. The shows producers picked their ten favorite interviews.

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