What to Book: I’ve been waiting a long time to share this one with you. In addition to being a great person, Dahlia Lithwick has established herself as one of the most reflective, lucid, and insightful journalists covering the Supreme Court and other law-related stories. Her book, Lady Justice: Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America is hot off the presses and it’s exactly as fast-paced, informative, and inspiring has Lithwick’s legion of fans expect it to be. I’ve probably linked to as many of Dahlia’s stories as any other journalist over the years, so this is a must-read for NextDraft readers. It’s the right story being covered by the right person at the right time. Also, I may have suggested that NextDraft could move more books than Fresh Air and the Maddow show, so let’s get to ordering. Get it from Amazon, Bookshop, or Audible. It’s a gem by a gem!

+ What to Hear: In Here to Forever, a single from Death Cab for Cutie’s brand new album, Ben Gibbard sings, “In every movie I watch from the ’50s / There’s only one thought that swirls Around my head now / And that’s that everyone there on the screen … Well, they’re all dead now.” It’s a classic line that instantly defines a common feeling we experience as we get older. The band’s new album hits many of these notes by taking aim at our communal experiences such as living through the pandemic. Add that to one of the best voices out there, and it’s a winner. Check out Asphalt Meadows.