The Weekend Guide: February 12-14
LISTEN: Good Advice by Basia Bulat
The Canadian’s third album finds her mixing and bending musical genres to suit her soulful voice. At times poppy, at turns bluesy, Bulat energizes heartbreak with playful lyrics and jumping basslines produced by My Morning Jacket’s Jim James. Turns out it’s the perfect soundtrack to whatever kind of Valentine’s Day you’re having.
WATCH: Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie on Funny or Die
Johnny Depp (no kidding) in a wig and a prosthetic nose portrays the legendary real-estate tycoon and presidential candidate for the comedic website Funny or Die. Narrated by Ron Howard, this satirical made-for-TV movie was purportedly written, directed, edited and produced by Donald J. Trump, but the true talent is delightfully surprising.
11.22.63 on Hulu
Based on a Stephen King novel and directed by J.J. Abrams, this Hulu original series stars James Franco as a teacher traveling back in time to thwart the assassination of J.F.K. The thrilling eight-part opus premieres online on President’s Day. Stephen King fans, you’ll want to track the many author-themed Easter eggs hidden throughout the episodes.
HEAR: The Life of Pablo by Kanye West
Debuted Thursday during his Madison Square Garden performance, which also launched the musician/designer’s third season of his Yeezy fashion line, Kanye’s seventh album has undergone several name changes and early controversy. Featuring Rihanna, Future, Chance the Rapper, Frank Ocean and others, whatever it’s called, it will be all anyone is talking about. Oh, and see Kanye perform songs from T.L.O.P. on Saturday Night Live this weekend. The album should be released Friday, according to Kanye’s Twitter account.
READ: My Father, the Pornographer by Chris Offutt
Author Chris Offutt sincerely, tenderly and humorously tells the story of his father’s creative career tucked away in his home office. After the patriarch’s passing, Offutt uncovered the 400 books of pornography his pop penned in his lifetime. This memoir seeks the man among his lurid artifacts.
SHOP: Heartbreakers II
Our latest Pop-In features emerging menswear designers (Stutterheim, Outerknown, LONGJOURNEY, Maiden Noir, Combatant Gentlemen) and limited-edition products. Stock up on cool essentials, new shoes (by Yuketen and Chamula) and quirky accents like pocket knives and Stetson hats.