What to Doc: The comments and claims made about Clarence Avant (“the ultimate, uncensored mentor and behind-the-scenes rainmaker in music, film, TV and politics.”) in the first few minutes of The Black Godfather are so outlandish that I found myself hitting Google to see if the movie was really a documentary.

+ What to Read: I find that my favorite outdoor adventures are best enjoyed from the comfort of my own couch. So I appreciate this collection of feature articles from Outside: The Weirdest Stories We’ve Ever Told.