Weekend Whats

What to Doc: A couple years after a GM factory closed in Dayton, a Chinese auto glass manufacturer bought the plant and started hiring back hundreds of the employees to work alongside their Chinese counterparts. Among other things, the move made for an excellent documentary. Don’t miss American Factory on Netflix.

+ What to Hear: The versatile Maren Morris and the otherworldly talent of Brandi Carlile have both been featured in this section. Now the two NextDraft-approved artists are part of an all-star band called the Highwomen (Full disclosure: On occasion, I’ve been described as a high man). Check out the new album on Spotify or Apple Music.

+ What to Book: Here’s an idea that could help you out in our always-on, 24-7 world. Take a day off from tech. It’s a simple, yet powerful, strategy. And it’s examined with the wit and grace you’d expect from Tiffany Shlain in her new book, 24/6. “The practice, which she’s done for nearly a decade with her husband and kids (sixteen and ten), has completely changed their lives, giving them more time, productivity, connection, and presence. She and her family call it ‘Technology Shabbat.'” (My family has done this with hers, and it was excellent. Rumors that I tweeted from the bathroom are entirely unfounded…)

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