This week: favorite movies, TV, and music from the past six months...

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Hey y’all,

Here’s some ear and eye candy I’ve enjoyed in the first half of this year: 

  1. Movies I actually went out of my way to see in the theater (good calls): Black Panther and Phantom Thread.
  2. TV: Parts Unknown, The Good Place, Detectorists, Atlanta, Grand Designs, and Billions.
  3. Everything directed by Taika WaititiWhat We Do In the Shadows, Hunt for The WilderpeopleBoy, and heck, I don’t even like comic book movies and I enjoyed Thor: Ragnarok.
  4. Other movies I liked: Faces PlacesSofia Coppola’s The Beguiled, The Zen Diaries of Gary Shandlingand Coco.
  5. ComedyAli Wong’s Netflix specials Baby Cobra and Hard Knock Wife, Nacho Libre (I know I know)and the first hour of Girls Trip.
  6. My record of the year so far: Parquet Courts’ Wide Awake! Can’t stop listening.
  7. Favorite morning/writing music: harpist Mary Lattimore’s dreamy album, Hundreds of Days.
  8. Classical: KMFA, Jonny Greenwood’s score for Phantom Threadthe string quartets of Debussy and Ravel, and the Balanescu Quartet’s Possessed.
  9. Reissues: the 50th anniversary remix of Sgt. Pepper’s and the deluxe edition of Purple Rain. (The B-sides are better than most singles from other artists.)
  10. Favorite songs: my 2018 playlist on Spotify.
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PS. Top image is the German musician Conrad Schnitzler, snapped from the documentary, Kraftwerk and the Electronic Revolution.

Austin Kleon is the author of Steal Like An Artist and other books.

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