What to Read: “Would you like your Diet Coke with or without ice?’ the server was instructed to recite. A polished tray with chilled bottles and highball glasses was already prepared for either response. Directions for pouring the soda were detailed in a process no fewer than seven steps long—and illustrated with four photo exhibits. The beverage had to be opened in front of the germophobe commander in chief, ‘never beforehand.’ The server was to hold a longneck-bottle opener by the lower third of the handle in one hand and the Diet Coke, also by the lower third, in the other.” Jessica Sidman in the Washingtonian: Trump Hotel Employees Reveal What It Was Really Like Catering to the Right Wing Elite.

+ What to Hear: Holly Humberstone is new rising star on stations ranging from alt rock to adult contemporary. Why? She’s really good. Start with Falling Asleep at the Wheel.

+ What to Watch: Nomadland, starring Frances McDormand, has been one of the most talked about and highly reviewed new movies in a while. It’s out on Hulu as of today.