Our Staff’s Recs For Your Weekend

A curated list of our staff’s favorite TV shows, books, recipes, and more

Everyone seems to be loving the suggestions from our KCM staff (we are, after all, people just like you!), so this week we decided to take a little sampling from some of our staffers for Weekend Whats. Each staffer is a big fan of the category she’s written about, so you know you’re getting the very best advice we have to give!

What to Watch: I’ve been playing a little catchup after binging everyone’s favorite (Bridgerton). If you missed it last year, Mrs. America on FX on Hulu does a pretty solid job telling the story around the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment). If you’re seeking something kookier, What We Do in the Shadows (the series) is a delightfully silly, laugh-out-loud take on vampires, and I cannot recommend it more to anyone who enjoys offbeat comedies. — Radhika Marya

What to Cook: Cooking in a small Brooklyn apartment with no dishwasher is painful. So I heavily rely on the LEON Happy One-Pot Cookbook. Generally, I’m averse to anything that promises shortcuts to meals because it means less flavor. But recipe after recipe, this book is a knockout. I also have two favorite pots: a good Dutch oven for soups, stews and braises, and a nonstick skillet with a lid, that can handle high heat in an oven, for pastas and stir-fries. — Tiara Chiaramonte 

What to Wear: I recently wrote an article about sustainable brands, and I’ve since become obsessed with these Girlfriend Collective Compressive High Rise Leggings. I am wearing them as I type this. I only plan to take them off if forced under duress. Also much to the confusion and dismay of my mother (who, you guessed it, I’ve moved back in with) I’m on this weird kick where I keep buying myself gowns, because SOMEDAY SOON I’M GOING TO NEED A GOWN AND I NEED TO BE PREPARED, OK?! — Emily Pinto

What to Read: My goal is to read 100 books this year. It’s funny, because last year I read around 20. I’m really dreaming big! 👀 If you love epic novels filled with history and magical realism, you have to read The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami. I also recently devoured When Things Fall Apart, by Pema Chodron, a Buddhist monk, and am making my way through The Mothers by Brit Bennett (the acclaimed author of The Vanishing Half!) — Amanda Svachula 

What to Listen to: The podcast Tom Brown’s Body. It’s about this boy that goes missing in this tiny little town called Canadian, Texas and it is RIVETING. Also it’s done by a local journalist at Texas Monthly and you know how we love to support local journalism! — Julia Lewis


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