Weekend Whats

What to Read: The 2018 National Book Award Longlists are out. They include fiction, non-fiction, and a new category: works in translation. The lists also provide a damn good place to find yourself a weekend read.

+ What to Hear: Mikaela Straus grew up hanging out at her dad’s recording studio in Brooklyn and was offered a record deal at the age of 11. She decided to hold off. Now she’s twenty, she goes by the name King Princess, and she’s working with producer Mark Ronson. Sounds like a good backstory for a huge career. She’s one to watch. And one to hear. Start with her hit song, 1950.

+ What to Watch: After a week of non-stop politics, the last thing you need is political news over the weekend. But make an exception for the return of Showtime’s, The Circus: Inside the Wildest Political Show on Earth.

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