There’s something for everyone.
Even with that extra day, February passed with the blink of an eye. At least the start of a new month means new TV shows, movies, and books are ripe for consumption — and there is no shortage of highly anticipated works to devour. From an Oscar-nominated movie to a heart-pumping thriller and a frank conversation with Katie and her daughter, we’ve got your picks for the week right here.
With these top-notch options to look forward to, the week will fly on by. And by the time you make it through the list, we’ll be sailing right into the weekend!
What to watch, read, and listen to this week
Ellipses by Vanessa Lawrence (March 5)
The Devil Wears Prada meets Glossy: Ambition, Beauty, and the Inside Story of Emily Weiss’ Glossier in this witty debut set in Manhattan’s media scene. It’s about a magazine writer who ends up getting mentored by a beauty mogul — but their relationship is unbalanced and toxic. Kirkus called it “a fresh take on power, manipulation, and self-discovery.”
The New Couple in 5B by Lisa Unger (March 5)
This twisty thriller is pretty much a guaranteed fav for fans of 666 Park Avenue or Archive 81. Rosie and Chad Lowan are barely making ends meet when Chad learns that his uncle Ivan has left him his Murray Hill apartment in his will. But from the beginning, Rosie starts noticing the people who live in the historic Windermere are odd and mysterious — and may not be trustworthy. Once people connected to the building start turning up dead, Rosie vows to get to the truth at any cost.
The Program (March 5)
The Academy at Ivy Ridge in Ogdensburg, New York claimed to help troubled teens using therapy and recreational activities. In reality, the teenagers who were sent there endured mental and physical abuse. In this new docuseries coming to Netflix, former students recall their horrific experiences and expose the problems with the troubled teen industry.
Poor Things (March 7)
There’s still time to check out some of the Oscar contenders before the Academy Awards are handed out next week. Poor Things, starring Emma Stone, Willem Dafoe and Mark Ruffalo, hits Hulu this week. The film is up for Best Picture, among other awards, and received the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Stone’s performance.
Next Question (March 7)
This week’s bonus episode of Next Question contains not one, but two very special guests: author Emmeline Clein and Katie’s daughter Carrie as her co-host! They’ll be chatting all about Emmeline’s fascinating new book Dead Weight, which offers an unflinching historical analysis of the origins of diets and eating disorders, and talking about their own issues with diet culture.