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movie Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins, is a coming of age story set in Miami, about black man in three stages of his young life. Seemingly out of left field, one of the year's great movies.

theater In previews at the Public: Sweat by Lynn Nottage, who won the Pulitzer for Ruined. This one is about friends who work in a factory and what happens when layoffs begin.

TV The previous seasons of Black Mirror—perfect, poisonous harbingers of technology awry—have made us squirm more than any show in memory. More squirmy, appalling/compelling stories are now available on Netflix. You were warned!

book Want to get as far away as possible from this dispiriting election? Crossing the Horizon by Laurie Notaro should do the trick. Notaro tells the story of three real-life aviatrixes who vie to become the first woman to make a trans-Atlantic flight.

food There are different versions of Washington Cake, but how can you top this recipe: 'one pound of sugar, one of flour, half pound butter, four eggs, one pound of raisins, one of currants, one gill of brandy, tea cup of cream, spice to your taste'. On November 3, at the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum, the Culinary Historians of New York host Emily Arendt, who will discuss the historical intersections of politics and food. Women couldn't vote, but they could, and did, make their feelings known by the cakes they baked. For real!

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