What to Read: If you missed it yesterday or want to share, I provided a very brief explanation of how a recent Ben Affleck interview with Howard Stern explains everything that’s been bothering you about the news. Jennifer Garner Drove Me to Write This.

+ What to Watch: I know a miniseries about a pandemic that wipes out much of humanity doesn’t sound quite fictional enough at the moment, but Station Eleven on HBO really is off to a great start.

+ What to Book: Michelle Zauner is having a good year. She has earned Grammy noms for her music (she performs as Japanese Breakfast) and her memoir, Crying in H Mart, seems to be on every book list and in every bookstore window. It’s excellent. And H Marts are pretty damn fun, too.