The Weekend Guide: March 18-20

Valley sunglassesSHOP: VALLEY Sunglasses
The perfect shades for getting noticed while cloaking your identity—it’s all about enigma. VALLEY sunglasses are dramatic, Italian crafted and distinctive. Choose from a variety of geometric styles (cat eye, round, square and aviator) in stunning tortoise patterns or sleek hues. We think they’re perfect for festival season or a spring ski trip.

WATCH: My Beautiful Broken Brain on Netflix
Lotje Sodderland’s brain hemorrhage left the articulate and vibrant 34-year-old woman speech and logic impaired. The documentary follows the bravely upbeat Sodderland on the road to recovery as she struggles with her condition and the strange but interesting symptoms it imposes. Along the way she meets director David Lynch, who co-produced this inspiring film.

Pee-wee’s Big Holiday on Netflix
Paul Reubens returns as the lovable oddball with the enviable red bike and ragtag crew of friends. Netflix’s original takes Pee-wee to the Big Apple after an encounter with a cool stranger played by Joe Manganiello. Another road trip film, in the tradition of Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, this special exposes the hilarious bow-tied man-child to life beyond his small-town playhouse. 

SEE: “Drone Bomb Me” by ANOHNI
Watch sinuous Naomi Campbell lip sync and undulate in the video to ANOHNI’s (formerly Antony and the Johnsons) sultry song of longing presented as a drone attack. As moody and soulful as ever, ANOHNI takes this absurd but political comparison to the moving conclusion of a lover pleading for an amorous air attack.

HEAR: Post Pop Depression by Iggy Pop 
Billed as the punk icon’s last album, Post Pop Depression finds the legend surrounded by modern rock talent like the album’s producer Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age. Post shows a more subdued Pop, allowing his many-sided musical persona to take a bow while flexing (and peacocking) his contributions to rock.

READ: A Loaded Gun: Emily Dickinson for the 21st Century by Jerome Charyn
In his reexamination of Dickinson as a sensitive recluse, Charyn does the influential poetess justice by admitting her ambition. Dickinson’s irreverence for grammatical and societal convention made her a revolutionary figure. Charyn gives the writer due credit for engineering her reputation and role, and not being a victim to it.

 

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