New York Magazine

To Do


1. Read Sex and Vanity

A new trilogy begins.


Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan’s latest novel is an homage to E.M. Forster’s A Room With a View. It follows Lucie Churchill, a half-Chinese woman, amid an identity crisis.


2. & 3. See and Listen to Eurovision Song Contest

Infectious tunes.

Netflix; Arista Records/Maisie Music Publishing.

Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams play hapless Icelandic contestants at the annual competition of kitschy music. The filmmakers have re-created the world of Eurovision, complete with hilarious pop songs, and captured its go-for-broke melodrama, which helps sell Ferrell’s antics. The soundtrack is bound to be a karaoke favorite—if we ever have karaoke again. BILGE EBIRI


4. Watch The Broken and the Bad

If Breaking Bad were a doc., July 9.

With on hiatus and no more movies on the horizon, dig into this shortform docuseries hosted by Giancarlo Esposito, otherwise known as Gus Fring, which explores the real-life situations that have inspired the story

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