Here's what we're watched/listened/read this month. To Watch:
Step into the kitchen with FX's The Bear, a grimy, blood-pressure raising dramedy about a young chef (Jeremy Allen White, Shameless) trying to save his family's sandwich shop.
In HBO's The Rehearsal, Nathan Fielder (Nathan For You) helps strangers rehearse for the most anxiety-inducing parts of their life by creating simulations where they can plan for every outcome.
Jordan Peele's Nope is now playing in theaters.
More monsters and 80's nostalgia in Stranger Things season 4.
Taylor Tomlinson's (Last Comic Standing) hilarious new standup special on Netflix.
Marcel the Shell makes a triumphant return, this time on the big screen in a new film from A24.
This thread on pizza skepticism in the early 1950's, for whenever you're tempted to think something new is too complicated.
We Keep the Dead Close, a true crime book about an unsolved murder at Harvard in 1969.
Usher's Tiny Desk Concert that's inspired memes all across the internet.
Jamie Loftus heads to Ghost Church in this podcast that investigates American spiritualism, the century-old tradition of communing with the dead, and the people who practice it.
Keeping your jaw off the floor at NASA's first images from the James Webb Space Telescope.
Stray, a PS5 game where you play as a stray cat navigating a cyberpunk city.
Bowlcut, a line of updated takes on Asian-American sauces and flavors.