5 Friyays: December 13

5 Friyays: December 13

Friday the 13th carries some horror connotations, and for a lot of our friends waking up in the U.K. to the election result this morning – it does feel like a horror show. This signals some tough times ahead for everyone – regardless of your position on Brexit – and so I’m doing five things that are making me happy this week. 

In the Heights

I am buying a ticket to this the minute Fandango lets me. I have loved this musical since it was released, and this trailer has done nothing but make me MORE excited to see it. The story of Usnavi, a dreamer from Washington Heights, and his neighborhood… ugh, I don’t have words.

Red Bucket Follies Raises $5.6M

Twice a year, the Broadway community comes together to fundraise for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS – a fantastic organization that provides funds for other organizations on the front lines of caring for folks living with HIV & AIDS. This year’s fall fundraiser managed $5.6m and that’s amazing! 

Nailed It: Holiday

I’ve been on a bit of bed rest this past bit due to a procedure (I’m fine), but I’ve been binging Netflix like I haven’t since grad school. One of the greatest things that brought me joy this week was the holiday editions of Nailed It! – the show that celebrates Pinterest fails. If you have access to a Netflix login and enjoy laughing, I can’t recommend it enough.

NPR’s Book Concierge

So, I love year-end lists. I love writing them, I love reading them, I love making giant library hold lists off of them. My favorite literary one of them all is from NPR – because it’s insanely searchable and intersectional. If you’re looking for a gift or for a book for vacation or just want to see if you missed anything that was really good this year, head over to the concierge.

Wonder Woman

I love this story and this whole world so much and I knew that Patty Jenkins would give us a good sequel, but this trailer blew my mind. Also! Steve!



That’s all from me this week, folks. Dr. Erin will see you next week for another round of things we think you should know. 

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