Weekend Whats

What to Book: Patrick Radden Keefe has written an amazing crime story that feels urgent even though the events took place decades ago. Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland is just a remarkable piece of historical writing. Well researched. Well written. And well, just order it and start reading. (Keefe’s next book is on the Sacklers and the opioid crisis. Stay tuned.)

+ What to Watch: The latest recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor is Dave Chappelle. And that made for an excellent award ceremony, that was both funny and thought-provoking (which is entirely on brand for the honoree). Dave Chappelle: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize.

+ What to Hear: They’re still a small band opening for others in relatively small joints, but I predict that will change during the course of 2020. Check out Brooklyn’s Pom Pom Squad to hear the next big thing before it’s big.

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