TAKE FIVE - JUNE
FIVE THINGS I AM READING
- Nothing Is Forgotten - a radio disc jockey finds himself in Khrushchev's Russia on a hunt to uncover his family's history. A post-WWII thriller...beautifully written, impossible to put down.
- Eight World Cups - Part travelogue, part 'state of the sport.' Journalist George Vecsey recounts his favorite scenes from over thirty years of World Cup coverage.
- The Leopard - my most favorite book of all time, and the only physical book I am packing. A Sicilian aristocrat meditates on his family's fall from grace during the unification of Italy.
- War On Peace - Boy wonder Ronan Farrow discusses the state of diplomacy through a series of anecdotes on the rise of military-led foreign policy.
- Money Stuff - Matt Levine's daily musings on the "wonderful" world of Wall Street are both hilarious and insightful. A worthwhile resident of your inbox.
FIVE SONGS ON REPEAT
- Easy - Mac Ayres - This song haunts me, and I curse myself when I rediscover it from time to time. Step one: open bottle of Burgundy. Step two: press play. Step three: slink around your apartment. And I mean slink.
- Розовое Вино - Allj - The song title translates to Rosé (like the wine), and it's somewhat of the 2018 summer party anthem. Catchy even for non-Russian speakers - self included.
- You Make Me Feel - Janelle Monae [EDX Dubai Skyline Remix] - Prince's fingerprints are all over this funk-inspired remix. Consider yourself warned.
- Perfidia - Nat King Cole - This sweeping Spanish track hails from Cole's 1959 studio album "A Mis Amigos." Perfect to channel your inner Humphrey Bogart.
- Foreign Language - Flight Facilities ft. Jess - a little expat humor for you.