Why not have an at-home movie pageant of documentaries about girls artists? “American Masters: Twyla Moves,” concerning the dancer and choreographer Twyla Tharp, premieres on PBS on Friday. HBO’s Tina Turner doc, “Tina,” arrives on Saturday.
Read Edmund White’s piece about Patricia Highsmith in T Magazine, then join T Book Club’s virtual conversation about Highsmith’s “The Talented Mr. Ripley.” The dialog, which White might be main, is scheduled for April 22.
Check out James Poniewozik’s ode to the forever GIF-able Jessica Walter, who died this week. (“Play Misty for Me” is streaming on all the standard platforms for $3.99. All 5 seasons of “Arrested Development” are on Netflix.)
And don’t miss Tara Parker-Pope’s investigation of a uniquely 2021 phenomenon: “How Did You Qualify?’ For the Young and Vaccinated, Rude Questions and Raised Eyebrows.”
Two current tales of deception from Toronto Life are price a learn: “Heartbreaker,” a couple of dating-site fraudster, and “The Sting,” about an elaborate, failed scheme to nab a person suspected of homicide.
I by no means met a inventive white-noise generator I didn’t love, and “A Soft Murmur” is doing it for me this week. You can create your individual customized mixture of sounds: rain, crickets, birds, a espresso store. Recommended for condominium dwellers with galumphing neighbors, dad and mom who can’t appear to discover a minute of quiet and different stressed souls.
And the pianist and composer Tom Kincaid has created 20 free versions of “Happy Birthday” you can obtain or stream as wanted. There’s a theremin model, a ’90s TV model and one that includes “Unenthusiastic Colleagues Who Can’t Remember Your Name.”
A reader recommends
Paul Mougey in Grand Junction, Mich., has discovered inspiration within the Late Show archive.
My husband and I hold going again to the clip of Jennifer Hudson’s performance of “I Am Changing” on David Letterman from years in the past. She is so clear, and so current, and so completely, optimistically rousing. The viewers is jolted alive by how good she is, and so are we.
What’s serving to you reside properly at residence? Is it a film or e book, a recipe or custom, a white-noise generator? Write to us: firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your full title and site and we would use your contribution in a future publication. We’re At Home. We’ll learn each letter despatched. More concepts for main a full and cultured life at residence or close to it seem under. See you subsequent week.