Weekend Whats

What to Watch: The great Damon Lindelof (Watchmen, The Leftovers, Lost) is back with a new show, and the timing couldn’t be better. Mrs. Davis is the world’s most powerful Artificial Intelligence. Simone is the nun devoted to destroying Her. Let the games begin. Watch Mrs. Davis on Peacock.

+ What to Book: I loved City on Fire, book one of Don Winslows new trilogy. Book two continues the fast-paced, character-driven action. Read the first book if you haven’t and then order, City of Dreams.

+ What to Read: This article on the crime-scene investigators who worked the Sandy Hook scene will disturb you. And it should. No one should see what they saw. But since they saw it, everyone should. “After 9/11, Sam was embedded with the Navy in Iraq, as part of the bureau’s largely unadvertised C.E.X.C. (Combined Explosives Exploitation Cell), deployed to suicide bombings to collect DNA for its database of bomb makers. He had picked limbs from trees. Defused homemade explosives. But the worst thing he’d ever seen was the inside of an elementary school in Connecticut.” NYT Mag (Gift Article): They Saw the Horrific Aftermath of a Mass Shooting. Should We? If we’re gonna have laws that allow high-powered weapons, we need to see the results of those laws.

+ What to Pod: Want to catch up on the way officials around the country are looking to expand their own powers at the expense of democracy? Listen to this excellent podcast of That Trippi show featuring NYT columnist Thomas Edsall.

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