Weekend Whats

What to Book: NextDraft’s fearless proofer RD has been a swimmer since we were growing up a few blocks from each other, and he’s been spending the quarantine swimming, sans-wetsuit, in the San Francisco Bay (shrinkage be damned). He enters my lane by bringing us this week’s book selection, that’s earning rave reviews across the board… With summer approaching and the news mostly still awful, it’s a perfect time to dive into Bonnie Tsui’s Why We Swim. From pool to lake to open ocean, the author weaves her own aquatic love story with tales of healing, survival, and triumph in this wonderfully written H2Ode.

+ What to Show: The show “Dave” centers on a neurotic man in his late 20s who has convinced himself that he’s destined to be one of the best rappers of all time. In the first episode, Dave (Rap name: Little Dicky) calls his parents to explain that he’s tapping into his bar mitzvah money to pay a rapper for a few lines. This was made for me. (Even though the story is about a guy in his 20s, the material is really not appropriate for children under 30.)

+ What to Hear: It’s always the right time to listen to a new album from Run the Jewels. But after Killer Mike’s impromptu speech in Atlanta, this is an imperative time to do so. Run the Jewels 4 is out.

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