Because you don't have time to find your horizons (let alone broaden them), we give you Meanwhile Elsewhere: InsideHook's essential guide to cultural happenings for the month. And be sure to check out our slideshow, where you'll find even more culture picks, as well as our Spotify playlist of new music.
READ: The Kills
Long-listed for the UK’s prestigious Man Booker Prize, The Kills is an epic journey of intrigue through the war-torn Middle East. It’s a literary spy novel in the vein of John le Carre meets Pynchon. Or just skip the spy stuff and get volume four of Odiseo (pictured on top), the thinking man’s erotic art magazine. More picks this way.
The 2010 mega-hit “Midnight City” was — unnecessary sax solo aside — a long-earned validation for the French act, which has been releasing cinematic synth-pop wonders for over a decade. This month, the group is re-releasing their first three, long out-of-print albums (M83, Dead Cities... and Before the Dawn Heals Us), both physically and digitally. More picks this way.
DOWNLOAD: NPR One
NPR just launched a new app that Pandora-izes their vast library of content. Swipe headlines and podcasts until you fancy yourself fetched. Click and listen, search, pause, skip and rewind. No repeat stories, no ads. More picks this way.